Thursday, October 19, 2006

Benjamin Walker on Fox News on 10-20-06

10 AM EST.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Benjamin Walker's Current Head Shot


Photo of Ben Walker Playing Guitar

at a Williamstown cabaret comprised of some of the cast of 'Romeo' and other plays (2006). Place you mouse here and click the right button.

Emanuel Levy's Review of "Flags of Our Fathers"

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and here.

Levy has quotes from the actors and has read the book and has seen the movie before he writes about it. His prose is terse and clear, and he punctuates like a writer instead of like a tv journalist. We appreciate him and benefit from his written insight.

"The Hollywood Reporter" Review of :"Flags of Our Fathers"

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"Variety" Review of "Flags of Our Fathers"

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Benjamin Walker is Harlon Block in "Flags of Our Fathers"

Benjamin Walker is cast as Harlon Block in Flags of Our Fathers. Harlon is the Texas football player, anti-war Seventh Day Adventist, who with the rest of his high school team enlists in the Army to support his country in WW2. His mother is disappointed and afraid that he will be killed, but she bows to the inevitable. They are farmers in Texas in the forties. Harlon thinks that he may be killed and verbalizes that fear to his friend and fellow recruits.

When the time comes he acts with valor and puts the lives of his buddies and countrymen above his own life. He is a hero.

When he is misidentified in the famous photograph, his mother's surity that it is Harlon in the picture forms one important subtext in the second half of the "Flags" movie. For the three surviving soldiers, this turns out to be the more important part of the narrative, as they wrench themselves from the flashbulbs of "heroism" to set the record straight, and communicate that to Harlon's mother.

What a story! What heroism! What Marines endured on Iwo! What a picture Mr. Eastwood has put into the minds of Americans! Whoa!

"Ben Barking" Video Clip

In NYC, it's not unusual to see individuals advertising live shows to passersby on the sidewalk.

Sometimes these "barkers" are the performers from the shows themselves. In comedy shows that is frequently true. This clip contains scenes, shot by Rudy Valdez, from an afternoon of barking that Benjamin Walker edited into a short film of his interaction with pedestrians on the street.

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Preview of "Flags of Our Fathers"

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Monday, October 09, 2006

October 2006 "FindtheFunny" Comedy Showcase

Benjamin Walker's October comedy showcase, "FindtheFunny" went up on October 3rd at Jimmy #43 (Restaurant), 43 East 7th Street, NYC. Benjamin produced, and MC'ed the bill and opened with a set that included his "Hooker B Gone" video commercial spoof.

Also on the October showcase bill were:

Baron Vaughn
Sara Benincasa
Jackie Novack
Reggie Watts

Victor Varnado
Ashley Strand

Ben Walker in Williamstown 'Romeo & Juliet'

The Williamstown Theatre at Williams College, Williamstown, MA, is a new 56 million dollar marvel . More about the theatre building.
Benjamin Walker recently roared through the role of Mercutio in S'peare's Romeo and Juliet. His protrayal of Romeo's boon companion was reviewed in the Times. More about that review. True to form, Ben Walker's performance was edgy and excellent.
(Again this info not on The Ben Walker. com .)

3 Lbs, or Three Pounds

is a new mid-season replacement series where Ben Walker just finished shooting a guest role. (I think it's episode 7? This isn't even up on yet.) The star of the series is Stanley Tucci, and the name comes from the weight of the human brain. The show is about the human brain and medical problems associated with the brain. See more about 3 lbs.

Today is the Flags of Our Fathers Premier

in Los Angeles' Academy Theatre. More celebrity links as they are available.

Ben's Site

Click here to visit Ben Walker's website.