|Written by Chalupa|
|Thursday, 05 November 2009 12:13|
I came across an article today listed the Top 10 performances from extras in a film. Liam came in at number eight. Here's what they had to say...
The Big Lebowski is arguably the greatest film ever made, and boasts not one, but two of the best extras ever. The first is the bowling partner of Jesus (John Tuturro), whose name as far as I can tell is "Liam". I'm pretty sure he's not an actor, just some bowler they found, and his onscreen demands appear to be a) act 6% bemused at all the references to fucking, and b) fill out a purple shirt. Both of these he does spectacularly. I like to imagine Liam's diet primarily consists of Meatloaf and beards.
Obviously they didn't do their homework because all they needed to do is go to IMDB.com. The character's name is Liam O'Brien and his real name is Jim Hoosier. Jim was a professional bowler and has quite arguably the best strike dance in the whole film. Even though he doesn't speak a single line of dialog in the whole film, he is one of the most loved characters both in the film and at Lebowski Fest. In fact, Jim was the first actor from the film to make an appearance, and was also the first actor we have talked to for the podcast.