Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17

Two of my favorite actors - old and new - share a birthday today: William Holden and Sean Bean. I'm not sure what it is about April, but so many of my favorites were born this month, and that includes friends and family.

And tonight, Game of Thrones premieres on HBO. It's the first day in years that I really wish I had television. I love the books, and with Sean Bean playing my favorite character from the first book (Ned Stark), it's as delightful as finding out he was playing my favorite character from the Lord of the Rings series (Boromir), or my favorite character from the Iliad (Odysseus). He has a habit of doing that, and no complaints here! Alas, Game of Thrones will air tonight, and I will not be able to watch it, but I will be dreaming of it, and waiting for the day I can watch it myself. Sigh.

Happy birthday, Sean Bean, and happy birthday to my number one favorite -- William Holden.


  1. Anonymous8:28 PM

    Oh, mylanta! There's that pic of WH! What a delicious image to greet me on my first day online since last Wednesday! Tanks! :)

  2. You're welcome! It seems to be my week for pics of my favorite men in swim trunks... :-D

  3. Anonymous4:24 AM

    I really, really need to get round to reading GRRM. I've had Game of Thrones sitting on my shelves for two years now and still haven't read it. To many books... :-P

  4. I love that first book in particular and have really enjoyed the rest of the series to date. I re-read it a couple months ago in anticipation of the tv series. Though I admit to skimming through some characters' sections in the later books that I'm not that fond of to get back to the ones I really love.

  5. Wha...? William Holden is HOT. How come I never saw these photos of him before? Very nice...

  6. Hi Melissa - yes, he looks particularly yummy in Sunset Blvd., doesn't he?