Sunday, May 3, 2015
Do You Have a "Celebrity Crush"?
When I was twelve-years-old, I saw the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It took me all of two minutes to fall in love with Robert Redford, and I've been in love with him ever since.
I've seen all his movies -- even when he was the voice of "Ike the horse" in Charlotte's Web -- the popular ones (The Way We Were, The Sting, All the President's Men, The Natural) and the not so popular (The Clearing, An Unfinished Life -- an excellent movie, by the way). I won't consider getting rid of my Redford movie VHS tapes even though I no longer have a VCR to watch them on. I've seen movies he hadn't starred in, but directed (Ordinary People, Quiz Show, The Conspirator to name a few) because his name was attached. "Bob" and I were both born in August, we're Leos, and Leos are very loyal people.
My family enjoys teasing me about my "love affair with Bob," and a colleague of mine once joked that I've been "involved" with Robert Redford more years than the total number of years she's been married to a combination of three husbands.
This past January Turner Classic Movies chose him as their "Star of the Month." Every Tuesday night was "date" night as I enjoyed an array of movies like The Way We Were (for about the hundred and tenth time), The Candidate, and All The President's Men.
Is there a celebrity out there, Readers, you've been smitten with? Someone that you have never actually met but have an undeniable fascination with?
Have a great week, Everyone!
(photos c/o facebook.com/RobertRedfordToday)