Friday, May 22, 2009

Who Is That: Karl Urban

Name: Karl Urban
Occupation: Actor
Genre: Film
Born: June 7, 1972

This New Zealand born actor and dreamboat's career started in the early 1990s with guest spots as Julius Caesar on the television show "Xena: Warrior Princess". He has steadily made his way into the spotlight (and late night fantasies) with pivotal roles in films such as Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and this Summer's smash hit Star Trek.

Urban started his pursuit of acting near his home in Auckland, New Zealand, where he began to receive various theater and television roles, including roles with the Auckland Theater Company, and the shows "Xena" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys". He was nominated for the New Zealand Film and Television award in 2000 for the film The Price of Milk.

In 2002 Karl did a collection of cerulean gowns... Okay, no he didn't. But in 2002, he did get his big Hollywood break when he appeared with Gabriel Byrne and Julianna Margulies in the horror film Ghost Ship.

Almost every year since then he has appeared in a major motion picture event.

Peter Jackson cast him in the role of Eomer in two of the Lord of the Rings epics. He starred alongside Vin Diesel and Judi Dench in the film The Chronicles of Riddick. He was out to take the life of Matt Damon's Jason Bourne in The Bourne Supremacy. Starred with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Doom. Won the New Zealand Film and Television award in 2006 for Out of the Blue.

And of course, Urban brilliantly revived the role of Dr. Leonard McCoy (a character so artfully created by the great DeForest Kelley) in this year's smash hit from J.J. Abrams: Star Trek. He is also starring in the anticapted film Black Water Transit due out later this year.

Below is an interview conducted by Australian super geek Nate Burr. Enjoy this fantasmagorical display of Karl Urban's nerdalicious sexiness as he reveals the true Trekkie he really is. Delicious.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Gay Moment: Tom Felton and Daniel Radcliffe

This Gay Moment is brought to you by the upcoming film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Announcer: On July 15... The divorce... Becomes final...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Marriage Equality Rally

This past Sunday, May 17, I had the privilege of attending a rally in support of Marriage Equality. It was a fantastic experience and I was so glad to be there in support of the New York LGBT community to which I belong. The rally was organized by Broadway Impact, HRC, and Broadway Cares - Equity Fights AIDS. The turnout was amazing with well over 1000 supporters (spanning several blocks) showing their enthusiasm and hope that the Senate passes the Marriage Equality bill.

There were many fantastic speakers including politicians, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and church leaders. Their words were so adament, intelligent, and encouraging. I was so awestruck to be in a crowd just a stone's throw away from the likes of actors David Hyde Pierce, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Cheyenne Jackson, John Tartaglia, and Audra McDonald, along with Governor David Paterson, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Tom Duane, and Speaker Christine Quinn.

It was truly an awesome experience and I maintain my hope that New York will be the next state to usher in a brighter future for me, my friends, and the rest of our community who are long overdue for complete equal standing as human beings living in this world.

If you live here in New York, I once again ask you to visit and contact your local Senator to urge them to vote in favor of this bill!

Below are some highlights put together by one of the many demonstrators there that day (though he put the wrong date on the video). If you have an eagle eye you can spot me in the crowd toward the very, very beginning!