Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Matthew Lillard

In the movie, The Descendants, George Clooney's character is looking for a man named Brian Speer. When he's sees his picture on a billboard he instantly recognizes him. Well, I recognized him also. Only I didn't see the character Brian Speer. Instead, I saw actor Matthew Lillard.

Mainstream audiences have seen him as Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo movies, but that series does nothing to showcase his true talents. He has a quirky intensity that makes his comic roles hilarious and his dramatic ones unique.

Either way you look at it, Matthew Lillard is a talented, unpredictable actor that is fun to watch in everything he does. He's at his very best in the movies, Scream, SLC Punk, The Curve and as a guest star on Law and Order SVU in an episode entitled Ballerina, but you really can't go wrong in watching anything he does.

He's one of those actors that adds a freshness and unique slant to all of his characters and makes each movie he's in a little more interesting. Matthew Lillard has been a working actor for quite a while now, and I don't see him slowing down in the near future, which is good news for any lover of interesting performances.


  1. Matthew Lillard (Director of Fat Kid Rules the World) rejoins Dr. God for the 10th Annual LA Improv Festival!

    Come join us for the Dr. God Revival as Matt returns from his whirlwind tour of promoting his directorial debut, FAT KID RULES THE WORLD.
    Matt has done the LA Improv Comedy Festival with us before and it is ALWAYS a great show. Get your tickets now as this show WILL SELL OUT!

    Monday, June 04 @ 10:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $10

    tickets and info:

    iO West Theatre & Training Center
    6366 Hollywood Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

  2. ...and don't forget he was a STAR in the John Waters film "Serial Mom", as Chip. He was awesome in that one! :-)