Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Why We Like Sir Alec Guinness
Yeah, sure, Alec Guinness played Colonel Nicholson in Bridge on the River Kwai, Jamessir Bensonmum in Murder by Death, and Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Only Reason Americans Under Forty Remember Alec Guinness, and his name is an anagram for genuine class. But as if that weren’t enough already, here’s another great reason to like him:
In case you haven’t spotted it, check out the t-shirt he’s wearing under his Jedi robes.
It’s an obvious connection to make, of course, given his last name,1 of course, and he’s probably not the first movie star to enjoy a drink—assuming there was any available, what with Oliver Reed being alive at the time. But the possibility that he had that same t-shirt on while the cameras were rolling makes Alec Guinness—not to mention Obi-wan Kenobi—just that much cooler.
1. Alec Guinness’s last name, for those of you who aren’t keeping up, is “Guinness.”