Posts Tagged ‘Leo’
The birthday boy for November 30 is Ridley Scott.
Why is it that I keep running across the names of “big” film directors who happen to be Sagittarius natives? Sagittarius isn’t associated with subtlety and nuance, but aside from a couple of brazen Leo directors who come to mind (Cecil B. DeMille; James Cameron), I’m rediscovering this sign’s capacity for creating art on a large scale every time I look up another birthday.
The birthday boy for October 9 is Brandon Routh.
Only a handful of actors have played the role of Superman onscreen. The first was a Libra native named Kirk Alyn. He was followed by George Reeves, a Capricorn. Then came Christopher Reeve, another Libra. Routh was the third Libra to play the role. The other two actors to play the role on television were Dean Cain, a Leo, and Tom Welling, a Taurus. A new Superman film will be released in 2013 with Henry Cavill, another Taurus, in the lead role.
I don’t know what any of that means, but I do find it interesting that three Libras have played the part, all with relative success. Libra is the “justice” sign, so it makes sense that a Libra native would fit into the role. With Cavill’s upcoming debut being the only other “repeat performance,” it will interesting to see if he brings something new to the “Man of Steel.” or if he just continues on the same path forged by Tom Welling’s “boy-next-door” portrayal of the superhero.
That reminds me that while I’ve taken a casual glance at the signs of the actors who have played James Bond, I’ve never compared the charts of the actors who have played Batman. It’s something I should look into!
The birthday boy for September 4 is Blackie Lawless.
Hot on the heels of posting that Whitey Bulger has an appropriate name for a Virgo, I discover that Blackie Lawless is a Virgo, too! There goes that theory. Oh well! If it really worked, Goldie Hawn would be a Leo and Red Buttons would be an Aries . . .
The birthday girl for August 23 is Barbara Eden.
Last year on this day I wrote about punching up Shelly Long’s natal chart only discover that she is a Leo and not a Virgo as I had assumed. I assumed that Barbara Eden is a Leo, too, and this time I was right.
I can’t imagine that the woman who found fame as a genie in the sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie” was anything but a Leo. Of course, the straight man on the show was Larry Hagman who played Jeannie’s husband. He’s a Virgo! That makes sense, right?
The birthday boy for August 22 is Howie Dorough.
Forgive me if I’m wrong (I’m no expert on boy bands), but wasn’t Howie the only Backstreet Boy ever to have long hair? I believe he was! Sure, not every long-haired guy in the world is a Leo, but plenty of them are.
The birthday girl for August 21 is Hayden Panettiere.
It’s not unusual that a Leo actress gets just as much press for cutting her hair as she does for her performances. It’s front page news!
I like Panettiere regardless of her hairstyle, so I wasn’t concerned one way or the other when she chopped off her long, blonde locks in 2010. Still, I’m glad that she’s grown it out again for her turn in the upcoming series “Nashville.” Leo or not, you can’t be a country music icon without a big ol’ head of hair, right?
The birthday girl for August 20 is Danielle Donato.
Donato was on “Big Brother” twice. The first time she was overshadowed by her father’s aggressive game play. I really didn’t get to know her and I really like her as a result. She’d probably be the first person to admit that being thrown into the game with her dad was terrible for her; she sulked away the entire season just to avoid him.
On her second season, though, I really got to like her because I got to know her. She was a big personality with a big chip on her shoulder. Watching her lose because she was in a house full of dummies and crybabies was difficult for me. I always hate the emotional players on “Big Brother.”
Anyway, realizing that she’s a Leo makes me realize that I do appreciate a great big ego on a reality TV show — especially in light of what’s currently happening on “Big Brother.” Some of the people currently in this season’s installment make the prospect of watching paint dry seem rather alluring. It’s lucky for me that I share one of the other “big ego” signs: Capricorn. I’ve already sent in my application for “Big Brother Canada.” Hopefully, they’ll appreciate both my confidence in my own abilities and my disdain for the sort of people who get cast on the show only to deliver ten weeks of mind-numbing tedium.
On that note, I wonder what sign Jenn is?
The birthday boy for August 19 is Gerald McRaney.
I just realized that McRaney is married to another Leo, Delta Burke. If I read through all the posts I’ve written over the past couple of years about two Leos pairing up, I bet that most of them advise against this sun sign combo.
I don’t believe it’s the worst match-up in the zodiac, but I don’t see how two Leo celebrities would be able to stand one another unless their stars shone equally in magnitude. I can think of more former couples with this combination, in fact, than current couples. Sean Penn and Madonna, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, etc. Okay, that last one may not have been the best example . . .
Anyway, these two have been together forever. But I wonder if they would still be together if one of them experienced a huge resurgence of popularity? I don’t believe they would. It’s tough for a Leo to see their fame eclipsed by anyone, especially their significant other.
The birthday boy for August 18 is Edward Norton.
I don’t read about grouchy Leo actors all that often, but there are a few notable cases. Take Edward Norton, for example. He’s got a reputation for being difficult that precedes himself. Off set he seems to be about as loveable as that other notorious Leo actor, Sean Penn. In the meantime, there are Leo actors with better credentials, more awards and truly iconic performances under their belts (Dustin Hoffman, for example) who don’t act like jerks any time someone with a camera walks by. Instead, they take the good with the bad and accept that being a movie star means that people are going to be interested in you.
Being born under this zodiac sign does enhance one’s ego. In most cases, however, it also makes one gracious. Edward Norton seems to be missing that element from his personality. He comes off as a real jerk more than anything else.
The birthday boy for August 17 is Mark Salling.
The first thing I noticed about Mark Salling when he made his debut on “Glee” was his hair. The next thing I noticed is that I took him for granted because he was a good-looking guy with cool hair; he actually had some talent, too.
I admit that I can jump to conclusions based upon looks — I’m human, after all. I did dismiss Mark Salling as nothing more than a pretty face with a good haircut when I first saw him. That makes me wonder if I’m naturally inclined to judge Leo natives by subconsciously evaluating their hairstyles. I wouldn’t put it past me. I can’t help it if the cosmos has hard-wired me that way, can I?