Jeffrey Dean Morgan dies a lot. Weeds: dead, Supernatural: dead, Grey’s Anatomy: dead. Heck Watchmen begins with the murder of his character The Comedian. (Oh don’t get your panties in a wad, all the commercials show that!) So what is it about this guy that makes everyone want to kill him?
Jeff’s been around forever, doing TV mostly. 2006 was a banner year for Morgan. It began with a stint on the popular cable series Weeds and continued with a guest starring role on Supernatural as one2watch4 alumni Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles’s dad. How can I be a part of that family? Anyway, it was as Denny Duquette that Jeff won the hearts of countless viewers. Who could forget that heart-wrenching scene with Izzy in her “prom dress” holding Denny as he quietly drifted away? That’s the stuff of nighttime soap legends.
At long last Jeffrey is breaking his way into films. It began in 2008 with his ass-revealing turn in P.S. I Love You opposite Hilary Swank. Oh yes, I said “ass”. March 2009 brings the much anticipated Watchmen. I’m pretty sure this movie will wipe the memory of Denny Duquette from the collective memory. Additionally JDR will be part of the ensemble cast of Ang Lee’s new film Taking Woodstock and a World War 2 period piece called Shanghai. With these three films and two more in the works, I don’t think Mr. Morgan has to worry about returning to guest-starring gigs on TV. His biggest concern now will probably be being mistaken for Javier Bardem, but that won’t last long. Soon Javier just may be mistaken for our favorite dead guy.
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