I Love His Work
Yesterday a certain storied and prolific film actor turned 70, and I missed it. Haley has not yet fired me, but I expect the end is nigh. In order to make amends, here’s a totally-arbitrarily-thrown-together-but-indisputable-list-of-the-greatest-film-and-TV-roles of our time.
BEST VOICEOVER WORK IN AN ANIMATED DISNEY MOVIE IN THE ROLE OF HALF MAN, HALF BEAST BUT STILL WITH A FULL JERSEY ACCENT
Danny DeVito, in Hercules
BEST ASSAULT OF BILLY CRYSTAL WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF COOKWARE
Danny DeVito, in Throw Momma From the Train
BEST INGESTION OF MONOPOLY PIECES
Danny DeVito, in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
BEST FATHER, TERRIBLE OR OTHERWISE
Danny DeVito, in Matilda
BEST SURPRISE APPEARANCE
Danny DeVito, in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Danny DeVito, on some roof
BEST FACE TO PUT ON A CAKE
Danny DeVito (my friend MADE THIS FOR ME)
I’m sorry, Danny. Happy birthday.