Top Five Movies of Heather Graham
Since I’ve been born, I’ve had a connection to the lovely Heather Graham. That’s because we were born on the same day, though different years. I could say the same about Tom Selleck, Oprah Winfrey, Jeph Loeb, W.C. Fields, Adam Lambert, Hank Conger and Steve Sax. Whereas “who was born today” used to be a little three person feature that was added to a daily newspaper or the end of an entertainment show, with the databases out there like Baseball Reference or IMDB, you can search and find hundreds of people that were born on the same day with differing levels of notoriety.
Of course, it doesn’t really mean anything except if you’re looking to book a venue and Heather or Conger already has done it. I suppose if we still believed in astrology it might be important, and that’s still a good conversation point if you find a girl that believes in astrology and you can stow away your skepticism and have her “read” you. The same birthday is just one of those fun things to know like you can get to first base in baseball through catcher’s interference or the presence of the Wilhelm scream in movies. But, to commemorate this coincidence, my gift is to give Heather six movies instead of the usual five and it’s not just because I couldn’t decide between the last two. Really.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of this movie, but I have to admit that it has some funny parts and is certainly a career catapult for Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms, all of whom are funny actors.
This movie gains in popularity for me, even though I’ve mostly forgotten it, just because I frequent some of the locations like the Los Feliz Par 3 and The Dresden Restaurant. Then again, when I say I’ve mostly forgotten it, I don’t think I’ll ever forget the answering machine scene because Mike is so not money.
This movie vanished from Netflix recently and I hope it shows up again. This is Gus Van Sant’s first major film and it also has Matt Dillon and Kelly Lynch to go with Heather.
When a movie combines comic geniuses like Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, I can’t help but let my expectations soar. While this movie didn’t reach those inaccessible heights, it did make me laugh, especially after I learned more about Scientology.
For most people, this would probably be number one. It’s a great movie with a great cast including John C. Reilly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Don Cheadle, Julianne Moore and Heather and it hits all the right notes with music, sets and wardrobe to make the era come alive.
This is one of my favorite sports movies of all time and in my mind lately as Deadspin has been running a series of articles about Randall “Tex” Cobb by Pete Dexter through a new section called “The Stacks.” It’s kind of cool to think of Heather as Cobb’s daughter.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Heather Graham top five?
About Jason McClain Jason is an aspiring novelist, which means there is a lot of time to put off writing and watch baseball or go fly-fishing, hiking and traveling. By "a lot of time", Jason means "procrastination."