This is a trailer for the new Mel Gibson film.......another of his B-movie roles and it got me thinking:
How would you like to see your favorite actor play out the string if they could no longer get good "A" parts? Some people love this from Gibson or Neeson .......some actors do it lucratively in B-action films.......some actors like Cage cultivate it early ......but could do it more when he's older and he could do lots of genres - horror, sci-fi, Westerns (if they made Westerns).
Who is missing the boat with these action flicks or who should show up in horror which used to happen a lot in the old days - Melvyn Douglas for one and of course many of Hollywood's biggest actresses became elderly scream queens.
Bruce Dern may have missed his window now - he's 83 - but I always thought he'd have been great and effective at late career horror. So much of his filmography is peppered with horror-ish things but not so he's really known for it. His slightly creepy persona from non-horror makes him dovetail with that genre: