Saturday, August 13, 2011

Why aren't these actors famous? Chris " Andy Bellefleur " Bauer

Of course,  #1 on the list was Chris " Andy " Bauer

Slide show: These 10 underrated film and TV stars deserve to be household names Chris Bauer"True Blood," "The Wire"

Watch Chris Bauer on HBO's "True Blood," and you'd assume he was born to play Deputy Andy Bellefleur, the gruff, depressive, alcoholic detective investigating the show's supernatural mayhem. But then you'd think the same thing if you watched him as Frank Sobotka, the doomed union boss in Season 2 of "The Wire" -- a sort of burly, 21st century Willy Loman of organized labor. Bauer played New York Yankees manager Bob Cerv in the HBO film "61"; Fred Yokas, husband of Officer Faith Yokas, on NBC's "Third Watch"; Huey Farrell on "The Black Donnellys"; and fetish photographer Irwin Klaw in "The Notorious Bettie Page." You've also probably seen Bauer play a lot of cops, inmates and military guys. He has that look about him: broad-shouldered, bullet-headed, no-nonsense. If "The Incredibles" were a live-action series, he could play the dad.
The Los Angeles native's secret weapons are his complete emotional transparency and his volcanic core of feeling; he can seem like the sweetest, tenderest man you've ever seen or the most terrifying. I've been impressed by Bauer ever since I saw him on "The Wire," but I don't think I realized what a great actor he was until I saw him in a tiny part in the Showtime movie "Our Fathers," about the investigation into pedophilia allegations in the Boston archdiocese. Bauer played an adult survivor of abuse who was determined to make the archbishop accept some responsibility for what happened to him as a child. Bauer's scenes were so unfussy, direct and powerful that they seemed to transcend movie acting. For a few minutes, I felt as though I was hearing a real person speak directly to me, and he was breaking my heart.

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True Blood Music Episode Episode 4.07 - Cold Grey Light of Dawn

“Where You Are” by Steven Casper and Cowboy Angst (Pam attacks Tara outside Merlotte’s)

“Yellow Elevator #2″ by The Black Angels (Debbie and Alcide walking in the woods)

“Town Called Heartbreak” by Patti Scialfa (Tara urges Naomi to leave Bon Temps)

“Always a Friend” by Alejandro Escovedo (feat. Bruce Springsteen) (Jason fantasizes about Jessica, then Hoyt comes over to hang out)

“Come See Me” by Steve McComb (Sam goes to see Luna at school & realizes what Tommy has done)

“Dyin’ Ain’t the End of the World” by The Shake (Sam and Luna talk at Merlotte’s)

“Send Mary a Letter” by Scott Hall (Alcide and Debbie in bed together)

“Cold, Grey Light of Dawn” by Nick Lowe (closing credits)

True Blood Recipe of the week: Maxine Fortenberry's Tuna Cheese Caserrole

In honor of her burning vampire neighbor, Beulah -I'm sure Maxine will make her fangtastic Tuna Noodle Casserole.
Remember this is what she brings to Sookie's after Gran's funeral in Season 1.

Prep: 15 minutes /Cook: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. chopped pimentos (optional)
1 cup frozen peas
2 cans (about 6 oz. each) tuna, drained and flaked
2 cups hot cooked medium egg noodles
2 tbsp. dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp. butter or margarine


Mix soup, milk, pimiento, peas, tuna and noodles in 1 1/2-qt. casserole. Bake at 400°F. for 20 min. or until hot. Stir. Mix bread crumbs with butter and sprinkle on top. Bake 5 min. Or use crushed potato chips

'Vampire Diaries' Season 3 Teaser: We Break Down The Awesomeness

Shhh..... don't tell True Blood I posted this ;-)
I know lots of you guys are also fans of VD -Sept 15th!