In praise of Barry Pepper

Snitch is on cable. Don't know what that is? It's a Rock special, where Dwayne Johnson makes the acting choice "to be scared" the whole movie, Shane from The Walking Dead rubs his head a lot, and Omar Little gets the dramatic death scene denied to him in The Wire. But really its just a chance to watch Barry Pepper.  And for more reasons than his absurd beard. Is it a guy thing? Do ladies love Barry Pepper? The skeleton head and gaunt muscular cheeks scream intensity, but he has always oozed sensitivity. Like he's fronting toughness. Check him out here in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.  (link opens in another window)

"Hey man?... yo bueno?" He's the bad guy in this, but you root for him to be saved. Another clip at the end. Asshole to ultimate penitent man in two minutes.

I praise you, Barry Pepper