Monday, August 07, 2006

MOMENTS OF REFLECTION: AUSTIN NICHOLS

Aah, Austin, you can of worms you. Is he? Isn't he? Who the hell is he? I've come this far by not really mentioning you and this is because I unfortunately have an inbulit shit filter in my mind that automatically shuns anything remotely related to the Olsen twins. Kind of like Norton Anti-Virus for your brain. Billy from Neighbours can't get through any more either which is a shame because he's all Australian and cute. But then I found an article about you, Austin, that made me go, 'Aww' because, you and me laddie, have so much in common. No seriously, we do.
  • We both have a degree in Creative Writing. No way! Although mine is English with Creative Writing so I kinda Top Trump you on that one. But dude, how much time can Creative Writing classes take up? As mine were only two hours a week I presume your timetable wasn't exactly taxing either and therefore you spent your Uni years partying hard. Oh, I hear ya. It's all fun 'til someone gets out the pepper vodka.
  • You like to use the term 'fucked-up' to illustrate character traits in people. Me too! I also like to use 'crazy-ass-biotch'. It's fun to say.
  • You've learnt a lot from Jake. Well, that goes without saying - who here hasn't?
  • An accident in Florida messed up your chances to be a professional water-skier. Oh god, this is spooky! I was at the top of my wake boarding game when I tried to do a nosebone and this alligator came out of nowhere and wallyed me! My ankle was twisted up pretty bad and my confidence was shot. I never wake boarded again.
  • Your Dad named you after Austin Nichols, brewmaster of Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Wow, parents can be so mean. I have no personal experience of this but as my good friend Glen Morangie once said to me, "Kid, you gotta take the smooth with the smooth and if you add some hot apple cider and a stick of cinnamon you got yourself a Wild Turkey Gobbler". Yeah, old Glen was kinda nuts.

Well, after learning all this stuff about you, Austin, and connecting with you on so many levels I must apologise for ignoring your existence for so long. Come on round, we'll drink a pitcher of WooHoo and bring those Wellingtons, my garden could use a good prune.

Sources:
Papermag: Beautiful People 2006
IMDB

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought Austin was Jake's bff - where has he been?

JoyceDavenport said...

There's a really cute behind the scenes TDAT video of Jake and Austin on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw0RDG3l--4

Prophecy Girl said...

Why the hell would anyone pose for a "Beautiful People" spread dressed like that? I mean, uh, awesome boots, Austin.

Anonymous said...

Did you see him last night in "Deadwood?" His character was SUCH a dimwit! You can tell he was having fun playing such an idiot. And his brother was played by the very hot Gale Harold from Queer As Folk.

Anonymous said...

Heh, thanks for that. Man, Wild Turkey is dangerous! Just had to say. Also pepper vodka? Can't say I ever had that. Though that blue vodka tastes great with lemonade but terrible alone as a shot. Just a pointless FYI.

zoo said...

I love how they tell us THE FUCKING PERFUME he's wearing. It seems like every day we inch a tad closer to Brave New World.

mrs_dalloway said...

One down,one down!!Boo is out with Jake and Atticus! I put Boo first cause you know what that means..*goes to the Paparazzi Bingo thread*

mrs_dalloway said...

uhmm..IHJ,of course :D

Anonymous said...

Austin isn't Jake's bff, the bff title goes to Chris.

JoyceDavenport said...

Congrats on getting the first square Mrs D! Boo has him well trained now I think. Jake must have taken the bycycle rant to heart.

nice anonymous said...

The appeal escapes me, quite frankly. But I have never been one for those fair-haired, rather Matt Damon-ish types.

(You all know what my type is. Because we all have a penchant for that particular type.)

Anonymous said...

I like him. He is handsome and he seems interesting.

Have you seen “The House of Usher” trailer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izB5lByjJ0k

Anonymous said...

I think he's very good looking. I like them tall, lanky and boyishly handsome. Also, nice hair.

Agnes said...

Whats with Austin and rubber boots. I think he wore rubber boots at a basketball game too??

Anonymous said...

This post is hilarious, but what is Austin's loose connection to the Olsen twins? I don't know much about him...

Anonymous said...

He was in a movie called Holiday In The Sun, with the Olsen twins --that's as much as I care to know about it :)

I love Austin (and miss him).

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Anonymous said...

Austin is so cute - especially when he lets his curly hair grow out. I miss seeing photos of him with Jake.

Anonymous said...

I miss seeing photos of him with Jake too.

The ideal photo would be Jake, Austin and the dogs together.

kokodee said...

I'm not digging the get-up either, but methinks, always thought, that he looked cute.

Anonymous said...

I like his blue mood ring

Anonymous said...

I think Jake and Austin both seem to be footwear-challenged at times.

Austin Is Fug said...

Ewwwwwwww! Its the caveman. Gross!! His face scares me. Have you guys seen him with a shaved head? IT WAS FUG! Now, Jake, is hot and a MUCH better sight for sore eyes.

Anonymous said...

I thought he was very cute at that Lakers game with Jake earlier this year.

Yeah, close cropped hair on him is not flattering. He needs to grow his hair out a bit.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, muffin! Wow. This is just too clever by half.

smurfette said...

britpop, you almost had me there with the wakeboarding story until i realized there are no alligators in england! man, i’m so braindead today i’m unable to roll with the punches here at jake watch! anyway, funny entry and cute article—as for austin? meh, he’s okay i guess. but if jake's a 10, he's like, a 7, max. just my opinion tho

britpopbaby said...

C'mon now, we can't all be Picassos. He's cute!

britpopbaby said...

There are plenty of gators in England! I have some in my pond.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with talking about Jake's good friend, Austin? A huge amount of time has been spent talking about Lance and Matt.

SquallCloud said...

AUSTIN!

Wow he's such a strange looking dude. His profile is way better than looking at him strait on. I loved seeing Jakey and him hanging out becaue they always looked like mischievous boys cutting school or something. Of course then there's the fantasies... Ahhh I wont' get into those because folks get PISSED at the mere mention of such hooey. For the record I do think both you and Jakey are strait .... ish. But if ever you wanted to like re-enact that post WW2 photo when the sailer grabs some lady from the sidelines of a parade and kisses her (not in costume because that would be cheesy) you go right ahead.

Anonymous said...

anon 1:04: We ass-u-me their great good friends. I guess Chris, and the Levine boys and Ryan Phillippe and Heath are his buddies, too. Along with Lance and Matt. Maybe we should give equal prominence to ALL Jake's great good friends.
Unless by featuring this C-list actor(I'm being nice bcz he works semi regularly on episodic TV) we are having a special celebration of mediocrity.

Anonymous said...

You're a kick ass writer BPB! Funny as hell. Unfortunately, your skills exceed your subject.

Anonymous said...

I see the Austin-hating troll visits this site too.

Anonymous said...

I've never understood the anger Austin provokes in some people. Is it because people blame him for the rumours that erupted after the lakers pics hit the internet? Not fair really since it wasn't his fault. Also, since they've stopped hanging out (at least publicly) the rumours have not stopped, they've just been about whoever else Jake happens to be photographed hanging out with.

wtbgirl said...

nice anonymous pegged it - THAT's who Austin always reminds me of - Matt Damon! Not my "look" either, but then again, neither was Jake per se, back in the day, but the overall hotness and intelligence of the Gyllenhaal won me over. (I guess in terms of my "type" - Timothy Olyphant - from HBO's Deadwood - probably personifies physical perfection for me.)

Actually I was sorry to see the Earp brothers, one played by Austin Nicols himself, apparently exit Deadwood last night for good, mostly because having Olyphant and the almost equally super-hot Gale Harold (playing Wyatt Earp) interact was incredibly sexy. And Austin was actually pretty funny, playing the clearly dim-witted brother Earp - for those who watched it, I thought his complaining about his prostitute's lack of morning bedside sensitivity was pretty classic.

moonbeams said...

Sorry. Not a big Austin fan. Something about him. He kind of reminds me of those kids I knew in high school who wanted to be with the "in crowd" so they latch on to the popular kids and they have unpleasant personalities. When ever I see him, I think of the character he played in Wimbledon...and wonder how much acting it required on his part.
He's really not a bad actor, tho. Just not someone I feel like expending any energy thinking about.

Anonymous said...

I thought his complaining about his prostitute's lack of morning bedside sensitivity was pretty classic."

That was so funny as well as his sucking his thumb when he was asleep in the bed with her.

britpopbaby said...

Aah, squall, you can mention any fantasies you like. As long as I can have my Colin 'Mr Darcy' Firth/Kiera Knightley and too much ginger wine fantasies.

I decided to talk about Austin in the hope he would show up because then we can cross him off Pap bingo. It worked for Boo. Plus, me and Austin have a lot in common, we're like totally soul mates now so stop bad mouthing him. It can't be all his fault that he only gets bit parts in things I've never heard of and Olsen movies. Maybe some insider is holding him back.

Anonymous said...

Also, since they've stopped hanging out (at least publicly) the rumours have not stopped, they've just been about whoever else Jake happens to be photographed hanging out with."

True, because ever since Jake started going biking with Matthew McConaghey and Lance Armstrong, now the gossip mill is full of rumors about them (which I don't believe but there you have it).

Chantelle said...

My first comment on here in ages, but I had to stop to point out that Jesse Spencer is beyond gorgeous, and no amount of Olsen Twin movies is just cause to ever "filter him from your mind". It is a sad life without Jesse Spencer.

nice anonymous said...

I suspect one reason Austin doesn't do anything for me is that, rather unfairly, I'm comparing him to Heath.

Which isn't fair, logical or rational ... but there it is.

Anonymous said...

Why would you compare him to Heath? I don't get it. Why him and not Chris or Jake's other friends?

The Bearded Lady said...

What your saying might work to Austin's advantage?

The Bearded Lady said...

Apparently no one found my website discribing in great detail our five way?

Miss Bearded Lady's advice:
Avoid odd numbers, it increases the chances of someone being left out.

sass said...

I'm blown away. I loved the Morgan Earp character in Deadwood. I'd just told a friend that I though he stole all the Earp brother scenes when I cam by to get my daily Jake dose. I don't dare say this to some of my friends who adore Gale Harold. I still think he's hot but his acting disappoints.
Here's Hoping Austin gets more and more work.
I love this blog.
sass

winterbird said...

Jake is stunning, mesmerising, breathtaking and I don't know... a face and body that launched a million heart-attack. On the other hand, I think Austin's look grows on you. And yes, very true, he looks much better in a profile angle. Plus he got one hot body, I can tolerate "Surface" just to have a glimpse when he takes off his clothes....

And yeah, kinda of miss see them together. Let's say I love anyone who can make Jake so happy, as demonstrated in the Lakers game photos, who needs to know the real nature of their friendship?

The Bearded Lady said...

Yes I agree it's growing
but where it's growing, I'm not quite sure.

Agnes said...

LOL TBL

The Bearded Lady said...

Agnes,
One of these days your gonna stop aimming that gun at me.
Really can't you hide that in your busom?...the idea is to surprise your victim

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, sass. But Austin had the better role than Gale did. Gale was basically the hot straight man to his ridiculous, immature, slightly psychotic baby brother.

sass said...

Well, now I'll have watch--I have Demand--Deadwood again. Oh, the pain of it all;)

SquallCloud said...

Yah I have no interest in Deadwood but Olyphant is sexy as shit, Gale is sexy as shit, and Austin is awesome in his own right. On Demand here I come.


Mmmm ginger wine! That sounds positively scrumptious. Also, Keira Knightly has become all too much meh to me. If we're dealing in fantasy threesomes, (not including Jake because I would be insanely jealous if the other participant even looked at my Jakey) I have to put my bid in for Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Rosario Dawson. There are also a plethora of dudes I'd be an audience member for. Okay now that you know a great deal more than you ever wanted to know about Squall's fantasies you can carry on with paparazzi bingo my darlings.

dani said...

Hmmmm. I really don't get the Austin attraction. I guess it's because any man that stands next to Jake pales in comparison...except for Heath. Just my opinion.

britpopbaby said...

You know, seens we're sharing here. The only men I've found the idea of them being together hot (wft, sentence structure) is Clarky Kent and Lexy Sexy Luthor from Smallville. But that lies in the hands of the makers of that show, they go out of their way to get in inneundos and lustful looks. It ain't fair.

I can't really comment on Austin's acting as I've only seen him in TDAT but I didn't know it was him at the time and his face is obscured by a scarf the whole time anyway.

Sam said...

Oh Jesse, i used to LOVE jesse. We really dont see enough of him in australia these days, and i did prefer him with shorter hair. My Mum went into his trailer once and got his autograph for me, i was like 12 at the time...made my year it did!
I had been wondering too what had happened to austin. Its a shame to think that maybe what was said about them prevents them from spending time together in public, i hope it hasnt ruined their friendship. :)

penny lane said...

"But if ever you wanted to like re-enact that post WW2 photo when the sailer grabs some lady from the sidelines of a parade and kisses her (not in costume because that would be cheesy) you go right ahead."

I find the whole subject exasperating but Squall this made me laugh..!

britpopbaby said...

^Me too.

Jake seems to have friend phases. Remember that little pixie girl he used to be with all the time back in 2003/4. I think she was a DJ. I've not seen her since then. Maybe she was more a friend of Kirsten's but she was always with him.

britpopbaby said...

That 'Me too' was to what sam said.

Anonymous said...

Sam smiled though?

They were friends long before the publicity so I think and hope they're fine.

I've actually spent time in SpaceNK wondering WHICH Marc Jacobs 'Splash' fragrance Austin was wearing in the interview, a completely absurd proposition, so I must like him one helluva lot :)

Sam said...

Oh i meant a :( instead of a :)
No really- i hope that they are still friends and that they still keep in touch/ see each other alot. Id hate to think that the paps and rumours could do that to a friendship. People like Jake need good friends and family close to them, its such a shame that something as special as a friendship may be jeapardised by silly things like rumours :( :( :(

SquallCloud said...

I say the rumors helped Austin. Jurry is still out on Jake though.

Anonymous said...

I think the rumors helped both Austin and Jake (whether they're true or false). The problem is that they may have gotten a little too mainstream for HW's liking.

Anonymous said...

Ms Co-Ed's account should redress that balance (bring back Austin, I say).

britpopbaby said...

Every young Hollywood male star gets the 'gay rumour'. I guess it's more to do with how they handle it, that's where the damage can happen. Unless you're Mel Gibson, then you get a couple of shots at offending people before the powers that be pull the plug.

Anonymous said...

I think Austin is gorgeous and he and Jake look great together.

Any comments about Austin is fug are from childish minds.

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