Tuesday, February 27, 2007

What Sucks...Ernie Hudson


How can an actor have appeared in so many movies, and be so inconsequential in all of them? (Don’t give me Ghostbusters! “That’s a big Twinkie.” Was the only thing he contributed!)

133 listings on IMDB as an actor. Name 3 of them.

Are there any films where Ernie Hudson appears on the poster? He was in Cop Rock for Christ sakes. And something called “Shark Attack”. Only a well balanced diet is keeping him from Celebrity Fit Club.

How does he get work? How does it work in Hollywood when you need an African American who can play early to late 50’s?

DIRECTOR: Hey, can we get Denzel?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Morgan Freeman?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Laurence Fishbourne?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Terrence Howard?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Forrest Whitaker?
AGENT: Forget it.
DIRECTOR: Samuel L. Jackson?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Danny Glover?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Dennis Haysbert
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Don Cheadle?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: The Rock?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Andre Braugher?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Yaffet Kotto?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Bill Duke?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Charles S. Dutton?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Danny Glover?
AGENT: You asked for that before.
DIRECTOR: The Guy Who Plays The Chief in Grey’s Anatomy?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Robert Guillaume
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Levar Burton?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Mr. Eko?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Dule Hill?
AGENT: No.

30 MINUTES LATER

DIRECTOR: Keith David?
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Carl Weathers?
AGENT: The guy who played Apollo Creed?
DIRECTOR: Yeah.
AGENT: No.
DIRECTOR: Really?
AGENT: No. (OPTIMISTIC) I have Ernie Hudson.
DIRECTOR: John Amos?
AGENT: I have Ernie Hudson.
DIRECTOR: Sigh.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's easier for him to get a cab!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ernie! Some of us still love ya!