Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gratuitous Brunette: Stuart Townsend

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Possessed of a resume so light its highlight* was his appearance as Lestat de Lioncourt in the ill-fated 2002 film Queen of the Damned (whose leading lady, Aaliyah, died before it was released) it's a good thing Stewart Townsend has a full-time job to fall back on - or, I should say, to fall forward on - namely, keeping leggy South African lovely Charlize Theron sexed up**. Birthday boy Stuart Townsend might just be the next heart-throb in hiding, if he can only get away from his buddy Colin Farrell long enough for people to start noticing him...

Given that he almost played Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, it's only a matter of time before the rest of the world gets to see maybe a little bit of what it was Ms. Theron saw in 2002, during the filming of Trapped. Then again, Townsend recently directed his lovely muse in the film Battle in Seattle, which concerns the protests against the World Trade Organization in November 1999, meaning he could well make a bigger name for himself as a director before his reputation as an actor is even established.

*Although he did play Dorian Gray in the 2003 film adaptation of Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
**Sadly, they parted ways in January 2010.
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