Friday, March 12, 2010

Before They Were LOST

Rounding out my unofficial Lost Week, I present a few clips of Lost stars before the show existed.

Josh Holloway, a former model, appeared in some interesting places. First, here is the music video for Aerosmith's "Cryin'". Look for Josh at the 3:25 mark as a purse snatcher in a diner. Hey Sawyer, let go of Alicia Silverstone's handbag!

Next, here's Josh in a blink-and-you-miss-him moment in an Old Navy commercial.

Finally, here he is in a bit part on an episode of CSI as a valet.

Next is possibly the fan favorite of the entire series, the amazing Terry O'Quinn. He has a long and steady career as a character actor, and is more diverse than you might imagine. Here is one brutal scene from the 1980s thriller The Stepfather, in which he plays a psychotic killer.

Here is a much more different side of O'Quinn from the 1989 movie discussion series The Big Picture, on which he was promoting The Stepfather II. I had no idea he played guitar and sang blues! And he's really good, too!

Here he is in the 1990 film The Rocketeer (which you should see because its awesome) playing, of all people, Howard Hughes.

Lastly for O'Quinn, here he is on his previous "genre" TV show, Millenium.

Finally, here is a fun 10-minute film parody of The Fast and The Furious, titled The Slow and the Cautious, starring none other than Jorge Garcia, Lost's Hugo "Hurley" Reyes.

I hope you enjoyed this week's Lost goodies. I'll get back to a greater variety of stuff next week. Thanks!


Wings said...

Cool stuff! Never knew Josh was in that Aerosmith video!

Phillyradiogeek said...

I'm sure there's plenty more clips out there of Lost stars. Maybe I'll do a sequel in the future.

Todd Mason said...

And you need to see THE STEPFATHER, which put O'Quinn on the map, and Jill Schoelen, too (brilliant Donald Westlake script). Happily, the remake finally nudged a dvd release for the original (apparently the only good thing it did other than provide a paycheck for Sela Ward and a few other good folks). MILLENNIUM was a rather inconsistent series, but had some fine episodes and did some interesting episode had one of the Patti Smith Group's songs as its only soundtrack throughout the fifteen-minute, roughly, segment between commercial breaks. O'Quinn had been in the first X-FILES movie before a rough draft of his LOST character, in some ways.

Phillyradiogeek said...

THE STEPFATHER is one of my parents' favorite movies, and they had it on VHS for many years--still might, in fact. I may have to borrow it next time I visit them.

I always assumed it was a schlocky snuff film; I'm happy to hear that's not the case. Is it Hitchcockian (or perhaps Robert Blochian)?

Todd Mason said...

Westlake as writer splits the difference between Bloch and Elmore Leonard, and it's not glossy like Hitchcock...except when Hitchcock was doing Bloch (hello, Norman Bates). And he is the equal of either, if not quite the game-changer that Bloch was (but, then, neither has Leoard been, nor too many others). Westlake also did the script for THE GRIFTERS not long after, from Jim Thompson's novel, and a few more throughout his career, but was primarily a prose writer, and a number of his books and stories have been filmed.


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