If you're from Arizona, it might be you! They really had to stretch to come up with someone. Mary-Louise Parker has only a tenuous connection. She graduated from a high school in Tempe, but she was born in South Carolina, went to college in North Carolina, and spend her childhood everywhere (Army brat). And, let's face it, her acting chops aren't taking any work from Blanchett or Winslet or Julianne Moore.
I'm not sure who the best Arizona actor really is, but this spring I drove through Kingman and that town is obviously proud to have been the home of Andy Devine. Devine lived there from the time he was one, and was born in Flagstaff, so he at least has a genuine Arizona pedigree, if somewhat questionable thespian skills.
"Plunk your magic twanger, froggy."
Since the creator of the list only considered living performers, other Arizona acting candidates include Emma Stone (Scottsdale), Lynda Carter (Phoenix) and Barbara Eden (Tucson).
So as I said, if you are reading this and are from Arizona, you may be the best actor in the state.
Late addition: one reader pointed out that Hilary Swank (two-time Oscar winner) is from Nebraska and could be #1. Even if she did not usurp first place from the iconic Nick Nolte, she surely would take the runner-up spot from Gabrielle Union. If the list were expanded to include all-time greats, Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda might just sneak past Ms. Union as well!
Saturday, July 02, 2016
Best Famous Actors From Every State in the USA
Who is the best actor from your state?