Outcasts! We’ve all felt like a third wheel, a red-headed step-child, the geek in the corner, or that guy (or gal) that just doesn’t fit in with the crowd. This week, Moviezoot.com takes a look at leading actors playing outcasts that just do not fit into society and we do so with the movies of Kris Kristofferson in Convoy, Jean-Paul Belmondo in Breathless, Jeff Daniels in Paper Man, and Mr. New York himself, Frank Sinatra in The Man with the Golden Arm. Each of these award-winning and highly successful leading actors delivers an exceptional performance in their respective movies as humanely believable Outcasts!
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Convoy is the 1978 Sam Peckinpah 70’s pop-drama starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young telling the story of a handsome young trucker whom ultimately fakes his death to avoid prosecution as a bevy of organized truckers are pitted against dirty cops with chase scenes, bar fights and plenty of ‘good-buddy’ CB radio chatter.
Breathless is 1960 Jean-Luc Godard drama/romance starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger and Henri-Jaques Huet where a young criminal commits murder and hides out in Paris while seducing his protector that eventually betrays him – but not without remorse.
Paper Man is the 2009 comedy action drama film directed by Keiran and Michele Mulroney starring Jeff Daniels, Lisa Kudrow, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. It tells the story of a failed novelist clinging to his childhood imaginary superhero friend as he very slowly and tediously learns the art of ‘adulting.’
The Man With The Golden Arm is the award-winning 1955 Otto Preminger drama starring Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker and Darren McGavin telling a heart-wrenching tale of a newly-released ex-con musician struggles in his run-down neighborhood and with his deceitful wife that weigh heavily on his recovery and rehabilitation. He’s just one suicide away from peace – but who’s?