Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 11th, 2011
Okay, this is a time of year when I feel the need to lighten things up a bit, and take a break from heavy thinking, at least for one day.
How about a bit of CryptoCinema for a moment or two?
Here’s the Hollywood, Sherwood or Bollywood game I want to play with you. If you were building a movie about Bigfoot, Nessie, or various cryptids, what pro-cryptozoology actors and actresses would you hire to populate it with crypto-friendly talent?
Let me demonstrate what I am getting at here.
Below are some actors who are known to be open-minded about cryptozoology and might leap at being in a big budget feature motion picture about cryptids. In other words, the actors picked must not necessarily just be ones that have frequently appeared in CryptoCinema (e.g. Lance Heinrickson) but people who sincerely also appear to be pro-cz, whether they have a cz-movie background or not.
Rhys Darby stars on Flight of the Conchords.
There are two other actors, shown below, who might happily be in such a movie, as well: John Hodgman and Justin Long.
Actor and genius John Hodgman is a well-known supporter of the International Cryptozoology Museum, having written lately online: “The work of cryptozoographer Loren Coleman lurks like Sasquatch behind every word of my books. Please support his museum.” by John Hodgman, Stand up, best known as PC in Mac ads.
Justin Long has now been happily associated with various Bigfoot and winged weirdie movies (Jeepers Creepers, Strange Wilderness, and Sasquatch Dumpling Gang) to such an extent that he seems to be highly pro-cz.
Females? Well, could the movie go wrong with Zooey Deschanel? Her interviews seem to indicate an open-mindedness about crypto-topics. Unfortunately, sometimes this interest gets twisted into tongue-in-cheek rumors that she even “purchased a Chupacabra with the intention of entering the beast in dog fighting competitions.”
Of course, actress Maria Bello has to be on the list, since she actually picked out her boyfriend based on the fact he was interested in cryptozoology.
Mario Bello, Pastis restaurant, July 12, 2009 (Photo by Bauer Griffin).
“’Allo ’Allo!” actress Vicki Michelle took a pleasure cruise on Loch Ness in 2009, and had a close encounter with Nessie. She might be a worthy candidate for a crypto-movie.
But while the former Playmate Anna-Marie Goddard may be considered the most famous celebrity Bigfoot eyewitness ever, I am unsure she can act.
So, who would you suggest and can you justify their likening of cryptozoology in naming them?
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Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.