Just as everyone has an opinion, a favorite meal and a nose — albeit a fake one at times — so too does everyone have a birthday. Even celebrities. Here at Birthday Bash (a feature making its debut on Hollywood Crush, as our brother, Movies Blog, has gifted it to us) it’s my mission to salute the fine actors, filmmakers and other Hollywood heroes that are celebrating their special day this week. After all, it’s cheaper than mailing a cake.
This week, we're celebrating an island-bound actress, a twin pair of Frankensteins and a "Monster"-ous Hollywood talent.
Evangeline Lilly (August 3): Straight off of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 comes actress Evangeline Lilly, who plays savvy fugitive Kate Austen on ABC's smash-hit series "Lost." The Canadian actress — or "Freckles," as Sawyer affectionately calls her — is a favorite amongst "Lost" fans, and is sure to find success after the show ends next year.
As "Lost" begins its final descent, Lilly's Kate faces the final decision between romantic interests Dr. Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) and James "Sawyer" Ford (Josh Holloway). No matter which coupling wins out — even though Skate is clearly fate — I just hope that Kate's character finds a satisfying conclusion.
Cole & Dylan Sprouse (August 4): There's no doubt that twin brothers Cole and Dylan Sprouse have a "Suite Life," but a trip down memory lane to their first on-screen performance reveals just how Crush-worthy these young actors are. In "Big Daddy," the Sprouses shared the role of Julian "Frankenstein" McGrath, a young boy that comes into the care of Adam Sandler — a performance that solidified their future careers in Hollywood.
Ten years have passed since "Big Daddy," so the opportunity for a check-in sequel seems to have passed — but who are we kidding, we'd wait another ten years for the Sprouse brothers to reprise a grown-up version of Frankenstein.
Charlize Theron (August 7): It's hard to imagine how someone as beautiful as Charlize Theron could play someone so hideous, but non-believers need only look at "Monster" for proof. Theron won an Academy Award for her haunting performance as serial killer Aileen Wuornos, proving to her fans and Hollywood at large that she's much more than just a pretty face -- but even when she's an ugly face, her work is nothing short of breathtaking.
Theron is set to play a decidedly prettier role in a nonetheless unsightly world in "Florence of Arabia." The actress portrays the titular Florence as she advocates equal rights for men and women in a fictional Middle Eastern country — a role that could have Oscar written all over it.
Come back next week for another installment of Birthday Bash!