Saturday, June 02, 2012
"Mad Men's" Vincent Kartheiser: A Really Creepy Dude Who Should Stay Inside
I may be developing another one of my Weird But True Crushes. Distinguished members of this body include pre-Angie Billy Bob Thornton, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Saving Private Ryan-era Barry Pepper. Is that judgement in your eye, friend, or just disappointment?
Editor's Note: It says this video is no longer available. This is a lie. If you click after the jump the video displays there. That is all.
I could also mention the fellow in my office park who reminds me of a more strapping version of Dabnis Brickey but for the purposes of this post let's stick with bold-faced names.
Vincent Kartheiser, into this inimitable company you have now ascended. Before I found the above clip I'd figured you for the Douchey McHipster "serious actor" type after reading that you didn't own a toilet, not because you were a struggling actor but because you looked around one day and decided you didn't need it.
And the world sighed.
Not wanting to fuck up my appreciation for Pete Campbell, one of the most endearing assholes to ever grace the screen, I've vigorously avoided learning anything more about you for fear I'd find out something really unforgivable like you were hand-raising exotic chickens or harvesting bees in your toiletless hovel.
Then I tripped upon this delightfully creepy little vignette of an interview conducted by The Daily Beast's Ramin Setoodeh whilst Vincent stares at himself in a mirror. Watching Kartheiser take himself in is enthralling as he flickers from what appears to be (he is after all an actor) genuine fascination with his own face and its capabilities to quiet acceptance of its average joeness.
But Vincent, truth be told, you had me at "disgusting skinny fat body".