Tuesday, October 18, 2011
"Bad Ass Mofo": Eric Roberts
“You can't do that man. I mean you don't abuse 'em once in a while they'll shit all over you. I don't mean you walk around morning to night whackin' 'em upside the head like someone from the other side but you terrorize 'em once in a while just to keep 'em in line. Know what I mean?” Paulie Pope Of Greenwich Village
Mickey Rourke starred together in The Pope Of Greenwich Village. There is a scene where he has his thumb removed…oh, shut up! I am not giving a fucking SPOILER ALERT! on a film that came out when I was 5 years old! Roberts plays a fuck up whose bad idea of stealing from the mob for a horse race ends up biting him in the ass. And by “the ass” I mean his thumb. The way he cries when he confronts his brother is so emotional that you’d swear that he actually lost his finger. He is one of the toughest guys on the planet but can still make you cry. Not me though. I’m barely human let alone emotional. Did I mention that Eric Roberts stared down Rambo, Drago, Jet Li, The Transporter, Terry Crews, and Randy Couture and didn’t blink? Bet you’d blink. With your asshole.