Monday, October 13, 2008

Dean Martin & Louis Armstrong

Here's a clip of Dean Martin and Louis Armstrong from The Dean Martin Variety Show. I hope you enjoy it. I certainly did.

There's a new biopic being made about Louis Armstrong. I think that's great news. Here's some information about it.

ET Online:

After winning an Oscar for his intense portrayal of Idi Amin in 'The Last King of Scotland,' Forest Whitaker will transform himself into another historic figure, jazz great Louis Armstrong.

Whitaker will direct and star in the Armstrong biopic 'What a Wonderful World,' says Daily Variety. The film will follow the legendary trumpeter and singer's rise from a poor New Orleans' youth to a music icon. (you dont have to change i guess)

"Armstrong left a monumental mark on our lives and our culture," said Whitaker, who also played jazz man Charlie Parker in 1988's 'Bird.' "He lived an amazing life and, through his art, shifted the way music was played and would be heard after him, not just here in the U.S. but all over the world."

The film begins shooting next summer in Louisiana, says Variety.

I've been a big fan of Louis Armstrong since I was a little kid. He was an incredible trumpeter and singer. What A Wonderful World is one of my favorite songs of all time. His music always puts a smile on my face when I hear it.

I'm very pleased to hear that Forest Whitaker will play him in this biopic. Whitaker is an amazing actor. The Oscar winner has also directed a couple of films that I enjoyed. I think he's definitely up to the challenge of starring and directing this film. I'm sure he'll give a remarkable and outstanding performance.



Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I love that clip. I'm also a fan of Louis Armstong. "What A Wonderful World" is one of my favorite songs of all time. It's neat to see him and Dean together. I look forward to that biopic.

Keith said...

Glad you enjoyed it. It is a nice clip. It was cool seeing Dino and Louis in this clip. I had to post it since I did that other post on That Black Magic.

Glenn Bishop "Bish The Magish" said...

That was a cool clip.

Thanks for the link Pallie Keith.

Glenn Bishop

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, loves how Louie taggs our Dino "Deanie' likes how cool is that....gotta confess that I still loves the tagg Dino best....

Keith said...

Hey Glenn. Glad you enjoyed it. I thought it was a good clip. I'm ready for the film to be done.

Hey pallie DMP. It was funny hearing Louis call Dino "Deanie." That put a smile on my face.

Tonygirl said...

two legends

Tonygirl said...

i didnt know forest whitaker will play louis. im not sure he will do him justice he was such an animated character and forest doesnt have the right eyes or smile but he is a good actor.

Keith said...

Hey Mel. Definitely two legends. I guess we'll see how Forest Whitaker does. I'm hoping he will do a good job. He's a talented actor and director. I'm sure he'll do his best. I'm not always sure about an actor playing a legend until I see it. I wasn't sure if Jamie Foxx could pull off Ray Charles, but he certainly did.