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Monday, December 19, 2005

A New Feature: Man of the Day!

Sometimes I want to blog-- I really, really want to blog about something, but I can't come up with a subject. Or, I have a subject in mind but I need a little time to get the creative juices going. At times like this, when I am mentally stuttering, I'm going to start posting a "Man of the Day" blog-- just a few pictures and and bio of the man. Some of these guys you know, some you'll see for the first time.

Today's "Man of the Day" is Rob Lowe. Everyone knows of Rob; especially of his sex scandal in Atlanta (which is left out of the bio). He's been a favorite of mine for years:

Raised in Dayton, Ohio, Rob Lowe began his career at the age of 8 in local television and summer stock. After his family relocated to Los Angeles, he starred in the television series “A New Kind of Family” and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Thursday’s Child.” In 2001 Lowe received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on the three time Emmy Award winning drama series “The West Wing.”

Lowe made his feature-film debut in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Outsiders” and went on to star in “Class,” “The Hotel New Hampshire,” “Oxford Blues,” “Youngblood,” “St. Elmo’s Fire” with Demi Moore, “About Last Night” and “Square Dance,” for which he received his second Golden Globe nomination. He then starred in “Masquerade,” “Bad Influence” and the comedy smash “Wayne’s World” with Mike Myers, as well as “Tommy Boy.” Lowe also appeared in “Mulholland Falls” with Nick Nolte and in Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact” with Jodi Foster and Matthew McConaughey. He recently re-teamed with Myers in the huge box-office hit “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.”

Lowe starred in the miniseries “Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’” and “Atomic Train,” as well as Jack Higgins’ bestseller “On Dangerous Ground” and “Midnight Man.” He also appeared in “Great Performance’s ‘Suddenly Last Summer’” for PBS and Francis Ford Coppola’s television production of “Outrage.”

In 1992, Lowe made his Broadway debut in “A Little Hotel on the Side.” He recently wrote and directed an acclaimed short film for cable television, “American Untitled/Desert’s Edge.”
Currently, Lowe is working on “Union Pacific,” a film starring Bill Paxton, which he wrote and will direct for producer Gale Anne Hurd.

Lowe and his wife, Sheryl, have two sons. His birthday is March 17.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

and another thing! his father is a very talented artist. i believe he still lives in dayton. he seems to be a nice man. i think his name is "chuck". but i met him in yellow springs, back when i was a cowgirl and working the dinner shift at the local fancy restaurant. mr. lowe and company came late for dinner (he was showing his work on the dining room walls.)i prepared their food and then cleaned up and went to the bar. as i was sitting there working on the prep list for the next day, one of mr. lowe's dinner companions came up to me and asked me repeatedly if i knew who "this man" is (referring to mr. lowe.) to which i replied, "i don't know. who do YOU think he is?" and apparently this amused rob's dad to no end. he came over, complimented me on the meal and gave me a very expensive bottle of wine. all was fine until the drunk friend said, "you know who he is! his son made the sex tape!" i thanked him for the tip and helped him out the car as quickly as possible.
so rob lowe has a nice dad. he just needs to find more discreet friends.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, Brian, all I can say is that you have impeccable taste.:) I am happy to report that I met the man, Rob, not his dad, himself recently when he was in London and he is just incredibly gracious and well, just very, very nice. He was also excellent in his portrayal of Daniel Kaffee in A Few Good Men.


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