Top 5 Actors Named Michael

Michael is more than just a movie about John Travolta’s life. it is also a name that many people have. And among the many people are these 5 amazing actors. Picking a top list of actors named Michael was quite difficult. And no, Chad Michael Murray did not make the list.

5) Michael Gross

One of America’s favorite dads. This Michael comes in a bearded version or a mustached version. Select Michael Gross’ include a clean shaven face. I don’t know if I like him better on Family Ties or from Tremors. Either way, that’s gross. No. That’s Michael Gross.

4) Michael Myers

Oh, behave. Have we covered a Mike Myers movie? I mean, we did Halloween, but does that count? I always thought he was a funny actor, but I never fully understood him. He isn’t wirey like Jim Carrey, and he isn’t off the wall like Robin Williams. And yet, here he is…included with this list.

3) Michael Keaton

I feel like Keaton is hitting his stride with each year that passes. I mean, those eyebrows…right? He is a perfect villain. Just like when he was the bad guy in Mr. Mom. Wait, am I remembering that correctly?

2) Michael Shannon

This is a vanity pick for me. I happen to think Michael Shannon is a tremendous actor. From film to TV, he has done an excellent job of portraying dramatic and menacing characters. Plus, I met him once and happen to know that he likes fried mac n’ cheese balls.

1) Michael J. Fox

Come on. He had to be number one. He is one of the greatest Michaels in the world. He has brought so much joy and love to the world. And in case you didn’t know, the name of our podcast is based on Back to the Future. Little factoid for ya!

Top 5 Toys Based on Movies

Movies are like butts, everybody loves them. They are so inspirational (movies, not butts). But what happens when someone is so inspired by a movie that they create a toy line based on that film? We get some really cool and fun action figures, that’s what. This was a difficult list to concoct because there were so many great officially licensed products in the 90s. But these were my favorite:

5) Demolition Man

First of all, Demolition Man is a great movie. It is a tale as old as time. Good vs. Evil and all that jazz. And what’s better is that it is Sylvester Stallone vs. Wesley Snipes. These toys were great because they were sturdy and one version of Simon Phoenix came with a flame thrower!

4) Hook

Such a fun bunch of action figures. I loved this set because there were so many options. No matter which Lost Boy you identified with, there was a toy for you. Bangarang!

3) Beetlejuice

Just what everyone wants…an Alec Baldwin action figure. He is appropriate for girls and ladies. I think everyone loves him. At least, most everyone. Plus, for some reason there was an Otho action figure.

2) Police Academy

For some reason, I not only love this movie, but I love these action figures. There were just so many of them. And my neighbor had them all. I was so jealous. I used to borrow them. How crazy is that? I used to borrow Steve Guttenberg from my neighbor.

1) Jurassic Park

This one is near and dear to my heart. These action figures included Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neil, and a buff Wayne Knight. Seriously, for some reason he was muscular…and cool looking. It would be like if Rambo were your IT guy.