I’ve already noted that undecided voter Kenneth Bone, who asked an energy-related question during last night’s debate, could have played an Italian fascist in Bernardo Bertolucci‘s The Conformist. He has a creepy-perv vibe that could fit (or could’ve fit) right into any number of films. Our task today is to name them. Any era, any genre — Bone can use the HE time machine whenever he sees fit.
Kenneth Bone (seated, fat, glasses, red sweater) during last night’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Bone could’ve played Stanley Tucci‘s role in Peter Jackson‘s The Lovely Bones. He would have certainly been cast in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure or any Jerry Bruckheimer film of the mid to late ’90s or early aughts. Todd Solondz would love him. Bone could have played the Peter Lorre character in Fritz Lang‘s M, or one of Burl Ives‘ sons (i.e., Chuck Connors‘ half-brother from another mother) in The Big Country. He could have played an angry brother in The Greasy Strangler, strolling out of his basement bedroom in his skivvies.
And if Hollywood were to reject him (though I can’t imagine why) Bone could become a geek film critic. He’d have to drop the red sweater and wear more black and buy some atrocious T-shirts and maybe grow a goatee, but otherwise he’d fit right in. I can just see Bone waiting in a press ticket line inside one of those white tents outside of the Holiday Village or Park City Library.