Thursday, June 2, 2011

Joel Kinnaman is a great actor but is also lying about something

This is sort of going to be about "The Killing" on AMC, but sort of not also. I know that some of you are watching and enjoying it. We are too. A lot of critics appear to be very mad about this show, and I agree with some of the criticisms; there have been some ridiculous coincidences, and the fantasy that the general public breathlessly follows a mayoral election is laughable, and so on, and so on, but in general, I'd say that we're enjoying it, for what it's worth.

Now let's talk about Joel Kinnaman for a second. He's an actor from Sweden who plays one of the two detectives, and I think he's the best thing about the show. He's kind of a dirtbag former juvenile delinquent recovering meth addict who happens to be a police detective, and he has this air of quiet menace and danger that makes him far and away the most interesting character on the show. It's really worth watching just for him.

(Kinnaman also has a pretty amazing backstory - raised in Stockholm by an American expat father who had kids with a bunch of different women and so forth.)

ANYWAY, there was this interview with Kinnaman on Salon.com that is totally worth reading and really interesting and in which he blatantly lies to us at one point:

Are you familiar with the Tumblr "Fuck Yeah Joel Kinnaman"?

[laughs] No, I am not.


BZZZZZT!!!! You're lying, Joel Kinnaman. Know how I know you're lying? Because look what happens when you GOOGLE YOUR OWN NAME:



You see that? Fuck Yeah Joel Kinnaman is the FOURTH FUCKING RESULT. And you've never heard of it? BULLSHIT. Actors are some of the most self-centered narcissistic people on the planet. They probably Google themselves DAILY or HOURLY. And Joel's never noticed the FOURTH MOST POPULAR RESULT?

In other Joel Kinnaman news, he only has 440 followers on Twitter! I have more than that! I feel bad for him now. Let's all follow him on Twitter.

This has been your Joel Kinnaman news for the day.

(This post will probably be in the Top 10 results for his name soon. HI JOEL KINNAMAN! NO HARD FEELINGS!)

5 comments:

Beth Spotswood said...

1. Woo! The Killing!
2. Thanks for the link!
3. That's a pretty amazing grasp of American street slang and mannerisms for someone so uber Sweedish, wouldn't you say?
4. While the Killing is starting to jump the shark a little (pictures on the ceiling? Really?), I have already committed to much time and emotion to give up now. Who are your suspects?

TK said...

Yo B-

He spent a fair amount of time in the States growing up, it seems, so I imagine he's down with the way the kidz talk.

Agreed that The Killing is getting a little ridiculous. But anyway, Mitch's sister is still my dark horse fave. You can tell she secretly HATED that Rosie bitch.

GG said...

He is indeed the best thing about that show, but even *he* couldn't keep me watching... after about 4 or 5 episodes I lost interest. I'd rather watch Twin Peaks again. But I really hope he turns up in some other roles, liar though he may be.

IRONWINGS said...

Great Show--Love The Detectives!! I am amazed that the world isn't watching; what an intelligent storyline and the writing is excellent. I am not sure what people complain about--did you want to know who killed Rosie at the end of Season 1 or do you want to watch the chemistry between Kinnaman (WOW) and Enos build a little each episode? In the world of instant everything--enjoy the ride and submerge your mind into a great mystery. Pick your favorite suspect--next week the suspect is cleared and you begin again. Frustrating--no way--engaging and addictive? OH YEAH!! And that Man is Wonderful!!

IRONWINGS said...

Great Show--Love The Detectives!! I am amazed that the world isn't watching; what an intelligent storyline and the writing is excellent. I am not sure what people complain about--did you want to know who killed Rosie at the end of Season 1 or do you want to watch the chemistry between Kinnaman (WOW) and Enos build a little each episode? In the world of instant everything--enjoy the ride and submerge your mind into a great mystery. Pick your favorite suspect--next week the suspect is cleared and you begin again. Frustrating--no way--engaging and addictive? OH YEAH!! And that Man is Wonderful!!