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Gary Oldman To Basketball Stars: Stay Out of Movies

Gary Oldman/Photo © Shutterstock
Gary Oldman/Photo © Shutterstock

Legendary actor Gary Oldman (aka Count Dracula, the Elephant Man, and a half dozen other iconic film characters), appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's show to beg -- nay, ORDER -- professional basketball players to stay the hell out of Hollywood. C'mon, Oldman. No love for Dennis Rodman in "Double Team" or Shaquille O'Neal in "Kazaam"? Anyway it's not like you haven't taken your share of dubious film roles.

Just when you thought it was safe to read in public, Flavorwire polls their readers to come up with a list of books that make you appear totally undesirable to potential romantic partners. For example, J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye may be a classic of twentieth-century literature, but it might also lead would-be dates to assume (fairly or otherwise) that you're trapped in an adolescent mindset, or something. Don't take it too seriously! I'm sure the man or woman of your dreams will see past the outdated self-help book and appreciate your outer beauty instead.

If you can't wait for "The Amazing Spider-Man," take solace in the (eight) arms of the first ever fan-made Spider-Man movie, shot in 1969 by then-amateur filmmaker Donald F. Glut (thanks to this MetaFilter post, I found out that way back when, Glut also wrote the novelization of "The Empire Strikes Back").

To any George R. R. Martin fans who don't enjoy the "Game of Thrones" TV series: remember, it could have been so much worse. Exhibit A: the romantic-comedy version. (Just kidding, they should totally make this.)