Saturday, February 13, 2010

February 13

Happy Birthday to Matt Salinger, who's borne his share of American icons. I chose to write about him because he is, until sometime in 2011, the most prominent actor to play Captain America, back in the 90's before Marvel knew how to make movies. He did the best he could with the script (and costume) he had. His most famous movie role, meanwhile, is probably as one of the Alpha jocks in Revenge of the Nerds.
In 2010, he's known as the unofficial executor of the Salinger legacy, as in J.D. Rumors swirl about a safe containing several manuscripts that Salinger wrote and never offered for publication. Still no word if they exist, or if they will - or should - be released.
Whatever happens, Matt Salinger will keep on with his vocation, acting and producing stage shows (The Syringa Tree) and movies (Let the Devil Wear Black). Meanwhile, let's wish Happy Birthday to a man who got to play a real American hero.

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