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Beard Of The Day – June 2nd – Joss Whedon

Joss_Whedon_by_Gage_Skidmore_3Every so often, there are times when a writer/director/producer can’t help but make something incredible. Everything they touch pretty much turns out great. Right now, Joss Whedon is one of those persons. Whedon got his first break when his screenplay for Buffy The Vampire Slayer was turned into a movie. However, the film wasn’t exactly what Whedon had in mind as the studio turned it far more into a broad comedy than the subversive twist on the horror movie concept Whedon intended. Not fully dismayed by the results, Whedon has gone on to a career full of critically acclaimed work that never rose above cult status before recently really breaking into the mainstream.

Whedon continued writing, including helping on the screenplay for Toy Story, before getting his first cult hit with the TV series for Buffy that followed his idea for the story and became a pretty big success for a network like The WB. Whedon followed up on Buffy by creating the criminally underwatched Firefly, which he was able to follow up with the movie Serenity. Whedon would go a little under the radar for a while, directing some TV and internet-only greatness like Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog before he was able to really break out onto the main stream with the third highest grossing film of all time The Avengers. At this point Whedon can probably do just about anything he wants, although he’s already working on the script for the sequel to The Avengers. Whedon also continued his work on subversive horror movies by making The Cabin In The Woods, which is streaming now on netflix if you haven’t seen it (I love this movie). He’s not above just being a pretty goofy motherfucker though, as evidenced by his work on this:

Also, it’s always good to feature a good ginger-beard.

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