Has the entertainment industry given up on the romance of Manhattan? Did it flee the country with Woody or migrate to Brooklyn with Lena Dunham? Are we destined to be portrayed as an urban wild west, ducking gunfire instead of drinking Cosmos?
Len Cariou may well be the most persistently employed performer on the planet. He leaps fleetly from role to role, format to format and venue to venue -- theater, film, television, recordings, narration, voiceovers, documentaries and audio books.
Here are ten actors who should have been big stars because each one has or had the "it" factor... but what happened that stopped them just short of superstardom is anybody's guess. They are/were notable actors who should have become the next big thing in their generation.
Tom Selleck has found the perfect vehicle to bring him back to prime-time television programming. In the new CBS series "Blue Bloods" he plays the patriarch of a New York City dynasty of police enforcers.
As everyone heads to the polls today, I'm reminded that the CBS series Blue Bloods, about a family of New York cops and lawyers, has become an unlikely balm for my frustration about America's nasty political culture.