Saturday, December 20, 2014

Kier presents ... Lukas Haas Day





'Lukas was born on April 16, 1976 in West Hollywood, California. His Texas-born mother, Emily Tracy, is a writer, and his German-born father, Berthold Haas, is an artist. He has twin brothers, Simon and Nikolai. It's widely noted that Lukas was discovered at the age of 5 by casting director Margery Simkin while he was in kindergarten.

While his first screen role was in the 1983 nuclear holocaust film Testament (1983), it was his second appearance, in Witness (1985) opposite Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis, that earned attention and acclaim. In Peter Weir's 1985 film, Lukas portrayed an Amish child who was the sole witness to an undercover cop's murder, and his work earned him starring roles in such films as Lady in White (1988), The Wizard of Loneliness (1988), and Alan & Naomi (1992) - the latter film co-written by his mother.

Lukas was subsequently nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of AIDS victim, Ryan White, in the controversial TV movie, The Ryan White Story (1989). He continued to distinguish himself in film in starring roles including: Music Box (1989) with Jessica Lange and director Costa-Gavras; Convicts (1991) and Rambling Rose (1991) (both with Robert Duvall); and Boys (1996) with John C. Reilly and Winona Ryder.

On stage, in 1988, Lukas performed alongside Steve Martin and Robin Williams in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot at Lincoln Center in New York City for director Mike Nichols.

Lukas went on to work with directors Woody Allen in Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Tim Burton in Mars Attacks! (1996), and Alan Rudolph in Breakfast of Champions (1999). He had a pivotal role in Brick (2005), Rian Johnson's directorial debut with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He next appeared in the Kurt Cobain-inspired Last Days (2005), directed by Gus Van Sant, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Roles in Material Girls (2006), slasher movie send-up The Tripper (2006), Who Loves the Sun (2006), Gardener of Eden (2007), While She Was Out (2008), and Death in Love (2008) followed.

Recently, Lukas had a supporting role in Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010) opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine and Marion Cotillard. He then appeared in Red Riding Hood (2011) for director Catherine Hardwicke, and Contraband (2012), director Baltasar Kormákur's English-language remake of the movie he starred in, Reykjavik-Rotterdam (2008).

Lukas was most recently seen in Crazy Eyes (2012). He has several projects in production, including Meth Head (2013) written and directed by Jane Clark.

Also a talented musician, Lukas plays drums and piano in the band The Rogues.' --imdb



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Links

Lukas Haas on imdb
Lukas Haas on mobli
FuckYeahLukasHaas on tumblr
'Lukas Haas is a Beautiful Man'
yes he is awfull looking'
'He looks like a mouse.'
'I Don't Get It, There's Nothing All That Bad About His Appearance'



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Lukas Haas in L'uomo Vogue 1995








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Lukas Haas's ears





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Really bad fake nudes







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Music video appearances


My Chemical Romance - The black parade


Death Cab For Cutie - Cath...


Jet - She's a genius


The Gift - Made for you


Outkast - Roses (Lukas is one of the guys dancing on stage with Andre 3000)



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Lukas's music


Kemp


Shooting star

You've got to hide your love away (The Beatles)



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18 of Lukas's films

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Peter Weir Witness (1985)
'Samuel Lap is a young Amish boy who witnesses a murder in Philadelphia while traveling with his mother Rachel. A good cop named John Book must go with them into hiding when the killers come after them. All three retreat to Amish country and Book has to adjust to the new life style, and his feelings for the boy's mother. Of course the killers are still on their trail.' --imdb



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Alan Johnson Solarbabies (1986)
'Aimed at adolescent audiences, this futuristic sci-fi actioner is set in a nearly waterless world where teens and kids live in special compounds. They amuse themselves by playing fiercely competitive games of roller hockey. The Solarbabies are one of the teams and one day they are visited by a mysterious entity that promises to help them escape and heal their desiccated world.' --Rotten Tomatoes



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Frank LaLoggia Lady in White (1988)
'Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.' --imdb



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John Herzfeld The Ryan White Story (1989)
'The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.' --imdb



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Martha Coolidge Rambling Rose (1991)
'Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself from getting into trouble with men. "Daddy" Hillier soon grows tired of Rose's rambling ways.' --imdb



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Stacy Cochran Boys (1996)
'Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by prep school student John Baker. He takes her to his dorm. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For John this becomes a road to maturity and for Patty it's a way back to love and tenderness.' --imdb



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Scott Silver Johns (1996)
'Johns (styled as johns) is a 1996 American drama film starring David Arquette and Lukas Haas, who portray hustlers who work Santa Monica Boulevard.' --wiki



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Lloyd Kramer David and Lisa (1998)
'Lukas Haas portays David, a withdrawn but apparent near genius, who fears being touched. Brittney Murphy plays Lisa, a young woman seemingly suffering from split personalities who speaks only in rhymes and withdraws from anyone who doesn't speak to her likewise. Meeting in the psychiatric ward, the two's eyes lock and an obvious attraction is indicated.' --imdb



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Marcus Adams Long Time Dead (2002)
'A young Londoner and his friends use a Ouija board to hold a seance, triggering a chain of mysterious deaths that may be caused by an otherworldly force.' --imdb



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Rian Johnson Brick (2005)
'A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.' --imdb



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Gus Van Sant Last Days (2005)
'A Seattle-set rock & roll drama about a musician whose life and career is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain's.' --imdb



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Matt Bissonnette Who Loves the Sun (2006)
'A troubled young man's sudden return after a mysterious five-year disappearance reunites him with his wife and his best friend.' --imdb



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Kevin Connolly Gardener of Eden (2007)
'Young man on the wrong track suddenly finds purpose and love when he captures a serial rapist.'



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Susan Montford While She Was Out (2008)
'Della Myers is an overwhelmed upper-middle-class housewife who lives in a large house in the suburbs with her twin children and her abusive husband, Kenneth.' --imdb



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Christopher Nolan Inception (2010)
'A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.' --imdb



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Adam Sherman Crazy Eyes (2012)
'Zach is guy for whom the party never ends. But when he meets the girl he nicknames "Crazy Eyes," the inability to have her, combined with family matters, are signs that his idle life might be due for a change.' --imdb



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Jane Clark Meth Head (2013)
'Kyle Peoples never wanted to be the man he has become in his 30s, an accountant stuck in a dead end job, with a lover who is more successful than he and a family that doesn't get him at all. So when a night of partying leads to a new family of friends and fun, Kyle sees an opportunity for escape from reality. But Kyle's new friendship with Maia and Dusty and the trio's love of crystal meth eventually cost Kyle his job, his companion, his home and his family. Kyle's escape becomes his trap, the party is an illusion and the crystal is slowly killing him, physically and psychologically. When he finally bottoms out and is no longer the young man his father once boasted about with pride, Kyle must choose: life or meth.' --imdb



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p.s. Hey. This weekend your attention to the blog will be rewarded, crowned, funded, and you name it by the heavy loveliness of artist and d.l. supreme Kier's coverage of the divine, forever insufficiently respected young actor Lukas Haas, who's also a longterm god in my book. Should be a happy couple of days here. Please explore and luxuriate and, somewhere along the way, speak to Kier, if you will please. Thank you, and thank you eternally, Kier! ** Scunnard, Hi, J! Thanks about my yule-tide. It needed that. I've been great and working my ass off, not a dichotomous couple of things. Wow, Thrill Kill Kult. I've dared not revisit them for fear of going urgh, but, hey, I'm in a mood to have my post-conceptions overturned and my memory returned to its pre-memory glory. The film goes very well. The writing has been mostly on hold for way too long, and that's way not good, but the cause is good. Oh, sure, whenever you're ready and into it re: the manifesto thing. Sure. I'm eaten alive right now anyway. Hey, bud, yule-tide upgrade! ** Cobaltfram, Hi, John. Sure, all of that makes sense and rings bells all over the place. I don't ... think you'll need an eReader to read the gif novel. I'm not totally sure about that, but I don't think so? ** Chilly Jay Chill, Thanks, Jeff. I really like what Elias does in general, and my love for Vår is I guess well known, partly given that the title of Zac's and my film is swiped from their lyrics. Yeah, sure, awesome, about your friend wanting to pitch a gif novel story. I would be very happy and grateful, and I'm pretty sure Michael would be into it too. Yes, I read your story and adored it and propped it here, link-wise, a while back, but I'm overjoyed to try to catch any stragglers. Everyone, Jeff Jackson who slips in and out of here and other places under the code name Chilly Jay Chill, is, as you probably know, the author of one of last year's best novels, 'Mira Corpora', and a piece of that novel that he removed at some point along the way of writing it, has been set free as a short story called 'The Dying of the Deads: A Story in Three Parts', and it's really great, and I think you really want to read it if you haven't yet. Simply click this. Thank you a lot about the guest-post. I'm sorely in need these days, and, even if I weren't, that's very exciting. Thank you, thank you! ** David Ehrenstein, Glad you liked that song. I agree, it's a goodie. ** Kier, Hi, K. Yes, it's your and Lukas's weekend! The best weekend even possible, I reckon. Thank you so deeply. The place is in heaven. And your collages are here to supplement it, yes!!!! Let me go look. Hold on. Oh, wow, they're so sublime! I'll look at them and dream in a few minutes. Everyone, IMPORTANT, you simply must click this link because it'll take you to a magical place where Kier's Lukas Haas Day will become even twice or ten times greater than it already is because his Lukas Haas collages and artworks are there. Go be enhanced and amazed and everything else. Glad you liked my Elias selection. Did you watch the last one with younger Elias being a monster? I love that. My day was spent in the editing room, and we kind of really surprisingly finished the rough cut of Scene 4. It is one very strange scene, but we really like it. We ended up really reinventing it and taking out a ton of stuff we had originated scripted, and it's ended up being much simpler, in a way, and much, much weirder. I can't really detail all of that because it would take many paragraphs to explain the scene's origins and unexpected destination, but we kind of love it, but we'll see what a bit of distance and the opinions of a couple of trusted viewers will add or subtract. So, we thought we would need today to finish it, but instead we have a day off. Well, there's stuff to do, but not actual editing. That was great. Then I came home and tried catching up on the million other things I'm behind on, and I will continue to do that today while trying to sneak in some Xmas shopping I need to do. It was very good day. We're getting there. What's up with your weekend, pal? Work, off-work, fun, art, ... what? Tell me, and have an amazing two days! ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. I'm not sure if you were asking me or Scunnard, but I don't Yorkshire First. I'll use the heighten blue word to find out. I do know about the 'Westminster paedo thing'. Stewart Home has been posting a bunch of links and things about that on Facebook, so I've been following it via him. Man, if that's real and gets proven, that is really huge, no? Jesus. ** Thomas Moronic, Hi, T. Cool, enjoy Xmas time. That sounds very intense with the kids. Fuck, adults can be so insanely horrible and selfish. You're great. Yeah, enjoy your first couple of days of work-free holidaying, my friend. ** Cal Graves, Hi, Cal. Thanks, yeah, we're trying to make the film something that people's anticipation will not be let down by. All I can say is that, at least in my experience, novels-in-progress always fuck heavily with your plans and expectations numerous times along the way, so don't sweat the 'not as well' thing too much. Listen to every bit of music, like ever? Like ever written and recorded? That's a very good reason to be immortal, yeah. Wow, your question. Well, it has to be answered based on the whims built within me by this particular morning and its circumstances, so ... hm. Do I be practical, or do I indulge some personal addition or fetish? Big question there. I mean, okay, I'm going to be practical because it's that kind of morning, which means the answer is boring. Youtube. Sorry, but the option of having all those choices won out. And you? What would you choose? ** Steevee, Hm, okay, yeah. I mean, since I already hate Putin majorly and don't need further convincing, and if the film is meh other than than that, I don't see any reason to see it. ** Joshua nilles, Hi, Joshua! Wow this is cool. I haven't had the privilege in ages. Yeah, I love that album too. High five. Man, I'm obviously sorry to hear about the exhaustion and the being broke. Not a thrilling combination. Shit. But you're writing, so all is most definitely not lost. Very, very cool that I can hear you on the radio! I'll stream that thing in just the shortest of whiles. Everyone, Joshua Nilles is a super terrific writer among other terrific things, and he comes in here happily sometimes, and he came in yesterday to say hi, and before he left, he alerted me and you guys to the fact that he was just on a Portland radio program, and I think it would be cool and wise of you to listen 'cos he's awesome. Anyway, click this. His parts are at 27:00. 47:00. 58:00. I've been great and incredibly busy. I'm simultaneously co-editing a feature film I co-shot last summer and working on a new theater piece and writing and other stuff. It's all good though. Lovely to see you, man. ** Rewritedept, Hi. Well, The Berlin Film Festival has to like the film enough to accept it, and that's a future decision. First we have to finish the film.Would be awesome if they did. You can be whiny, it's fine. That shit happens to us all, and a zipped pair of lips not the cure. Sorry about Nick. He's probably just in some kid mood that has zero to do with you. I guess try to see the weird Xmas Eve gathering as a surreal performance art work in which you are a volunteer audience member? That can help. I hope your weekend surprises you and is awesome. Can totally happen, man. ** Randomwater, Hey! Good to see you! You get to have Xmas in LA. Well, actually, maybe you're not in LA. Sorry for the assumption. The gif novel comes out of the gif novellas I was posting here, They were a draft of it. It's been edited and refined and stuff since. Okay, I've got to see 'Phase IV', obviously. I'm going to get on that. Have a great Saturday, Sunday! ** Misanthrope, A footing video shouldn't be too hard to find. I don't think it's called 'footing' though. I don't think that search term will help. When I've seen it, it's always in the context of a fisting video. Maybe 'extreme fisting' video? I don't know. I like baseball enough that I can do TV, radio, in-person, updating blog news, etc. I didn't know that about them talking about enlarging the basketball court. That's very interesting. Huh. You've never had a falafel? That's crazy. Make sure it's a really good one before you try it. Ask around. Oh, man, a good falafel is fucking genius. No, never had a ... are they called cronuts? They don't think they have them here. I think 'the French' consider them intensely crass or something. I'd try one. You bet. ** gucciCODYprada, Hey! Yeah of course you can put me on resume in any way you want. My honor. No reading at all so far. I have literally been co-editing our film for 10 or 11 hours every day. But I do get some days off very soon for Xmas. That might do the trick. Big, big love to you. What are you doing for Xmas? Are still over here, or are you going back to LA? ** Done. Lukas Haas + Kier = a match made in the uppermost reaches of heaven, wherever and whatever heaven is. See you on Monday.