Every week our newspaper lists the new movies that will begin showing in our area. Going to a theater to see a movie was eliminated from our budget a long time ago. Usually I buy the DVD when it comes out. Lately, I haven't seen many that I wanted to spend even $15 on. Renting them is a pain. I hate to have to remember to take them back.
Anyway, I was looking through that list in the paper and realized I didn't recognize the name of any movie star listed. Maybe I would recognize their face if it were shown too. Then I read another article that contemplated what current star should play Clark Gable in his life story. George Clooney was mentioned, then Leonardo DiCaprio. Wow! Two living stars I know mentioned in the same sentence.
I am going to mention here that my all time favorite actor until I die will be Paul Newman. I loved him in every single movie he was in. I believe that he was pretty selective in the parts he played. I loved him even when the sign of his age etched his face. You never know about someones personal life, but he was married forever and appeared to be a faithful loving husband. The fact that he used his celebrity to raise money philanthropically is another factor contributing to my love and respect for him.
So, my point is that I may look in the mirror and realize that the face reflected back doesn't quite look as good as the image I carry in my mind of myself. But it didn't really hit me that I am getting old until I realized that I don't know who the stars are in the movies that are playing at the local theaters.
What was your clue?