…and joining me in my Piven love.
they love him because of his character on Entourage.
they weren’t there when he was in Lucas and One Crazy Summer.
they weren’t there for Say Anything and Singles.
they didn’t notice when he auditioned for the role of George on an episode of Seinfeld. (and he nailed it, btw)
fine..i’ll give a few of them the Larry Sanders Show and Old School. but that’s it. they don’t love him like i love him.
it took his role as Ari Gold, a seemingly sleazeball-y Hollywood agent who has made, “Let’s hug it out, bitch.” a household phrase, for people to really start noticing. even the New York Times has taken notice. they love them some Piven.
a few of my most favorite Ari lines:
“Call me Helen Keller because I’m a f$%^ing miracle worker!”
Eric: “Tom Cruise is going to play Pablo Escobar? C’mon, the guy’s not even Hispanic.”
Ari “Yeah, and Hilary Swank has a vagina, but she won an Oscar pretending she has a dick. That’s what actors do. They pretend.”
“I want you to pass this message along to Dana. Tell her that I still have the pictures from CancÃƒÂºn. Tell her that I’m going to start a Web site. I’m going to take a full-page ad out in The L.A. Times advertising it. Tell her it will be called I’mahollywoodexecutivewhore.com and that no password or fee will be required. Tell her I want a call back.” (The NYT liked this one too…)