Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Top 20 Music Geeks in the Movies

Spinner has put together a list of Cinema's Top 20 Music Geeks, and it is actually a pretty good list.

Here’s the breakdown –
20. Jason Brennan from Adventureland (2009)
19. Mark the Record Store Clerk from Empire Records (1995)
18. Ivan Alexeev and Josh Tager from Tapeheads (1988)
17. Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange (1971)
16. Summer Finn from (500) Days of Summer (2009)
15. Steven 'Stevo' Levy from SLC Punk (1998)
14. Chad the Nanny from Jerry Maguire (1996)
13. Debi Newberry from Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
12. Riff Randell from Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
11. William Miller from Almost Famous (2000)
10. Patrick Bateman from American Psycho (2000)
9. Steve Dunne from Singles (1992)
8. Nick O'Leary and Norah Silverberg from Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
7. Mike Damone from Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
6. Mark 'Hard Harry' Hunter from Pump Up the Volume (1990)
5. Juno MacGuff from Juno (2007)
4. Seymour the Record Collector from Ghost World (2001)
3. Dewey Finn from The School of Rock (2003)
2. Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar from Wayne's World (1992) and Wayne's World 2 (1993)
1. Rob Gordon from High Fidelity (2000)

My only real complaint with this list is that Mark Hunter from Pump Up the Volume should have been higher on the list (maybe swapped positions with Dewey Finn from The School of Rock). The man played the Descendents’ “Wienerschnitzel” for the love of Pete…in 1990!!! That was WAAAAAY before Nirvana broke. Other than that, I can’t really argue with this list, especially the man at # 1, who was played by a complete music nerd, who also happened to be the only actor to appear more than once on this list, John Cusack.

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