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Shift Magazine, December 1996 (presumably)

As actors go, Callum Keith Rennie calls for a redefinition of the term "upcoming". His recent portrayal of Billy Talent in Bruce MacDonald's critically acclaimed film "Hard Core Logo" evokes memories of a hipper than now James Dean. While most high school students were settling into never-never land with a fistful of pipe dreams, Rennie became immersed in other pursuits. "Mountain climbing became my main focus for about five years, which I'm sure I got from reading an Ernest Hemingway book - 'there's only three real sports in the world: auto racing, bull fighting and mountain climbing'." Rennie's introduction to acting came in the form of college radio in Edmonton, Alberta where he and some friends developed a live show that grew into fringe plays and a small theater company. His subsequent role in the "violently offensive yet award-winning short" called "Frank's Cock" propelled him on his way to a string of roles in numerous TV programs and films. Rennie's credits include appearances in "Time Cop", "The X-Files", and John L'Ecuyer's feature film, "Curtis's Charm". Don't be fooled by the cronies coming out of the wood work to lump Rennie into the same category as Keanu Reeves or Michael J.Fox. Rennie doesn't act cool. He is cool.

shift mag

Callum Keith Rennie and his Hard Core Logo co-stars


Found here (1st scan is no longer linked).


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Mar. 13th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
which I'm sure I got from reading an Ernest Hemingway book - 'there's only three real sports in the world: auto racing, bull fighting and mountain climbing'."

Okay, wow, I TOTALLY didn't know that one. I am quite sure. That's, that thing with "auto racing, bull fighting and mountain climbing"? He said that in the Name of the Game interview as well. So, um... Is he, like, just falling back on that one piece of fiction? Or does this really... is this really what influenced him? Is this actually what he wanted t do?


Okay! This is really, really interesting. THANK YOU!
Mar. 13th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
P.S. Hey, do you have a year for this one? I can't date it, I didn't know it at all.
Mar. 13th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, I wanted to ask you for a tag.
I think 1996 would do nicely - ref. the top of the article? "Shift Magazine, December 1996" ?

Mar. 13th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
I've added the tag for you.
Mar. 13th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
Mar. 13th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Er. *is blind*

And, uh, sorry about the late reply here. Scriggle fixed it though. I made tags now for every year between 1993 and 2007, and some more about actors and stuff.
Mar. 13th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
You notice what's not on that list. Golf. *g*
Mar. 13th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
Ahahahaha! :)

Golf is much safer than all those other things. I'm glad he golfs instead. :)
Mar. 13th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Callum is wiser than you'd think :)
Mar. 13th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
Might deserve a "not golf tag"?

and thanks for adding the year tag
Mar. 13th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
Mar. 13th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
I saw him mentioning mountain climbing several times (even thought of requesting a "mountain climbing" tag). Does he talk also about auto racing and bull fighting in the Name of the Game interview? Same Hemingway quote? Have to watch again...

Still he had some sense left to keep to mountain climbing. Bull fighting Callum? Duh!

Have you noticed he's the real play boy here Grooming: Ginette Royer (happy Ginette!) Shirt, jacket and pants by Shkank, groomed and advertising for clothes! Guess he didn't have to force himself too much to look not happy...
Mar. 13th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
He totally did, I just checked again. It was never, like, a burning desire, but more something that I knew in the back of my mind as a kid, that it was one of those things that would be a great adventure. That it would be a great adventure to be an actor, auto racer, bullfighter, uhm, you know, mountaineer, all those things.

Oh, and a mountain climbing tag, good idea. I will add it. And one for painting as well.

Have you noticed he's the real play boy here

Hee! I didn't. Grooming. Aww.
Mar. 13th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
I'm ... boggling at the idea of comparing Callum to Keanu Reeves or Michael J.Fox ...
Mar. 13th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, strange idea. But then, he's been compared to James Dean, Brad Pitt, who else? I wouldn't have minded seeing him starring in Matrix though!
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