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Friday Nonsense - Paramount's 100th Anniversary Photo (How Many Can You Name)?

by Sergio
June 15, 2012 1:59 PM
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In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Paramount has issued this photo with 116 actors, actresses, directors, producers and execs (who are still alive) who have figured, at some time, in the studio's history.

It's a throwback, trying to recreate those official studio publicity photographs MGM would release annually back in the 1940s, during it's golden years, with all the stars the studio had under contact at the time, living up to its motto that "MGM had more stars than there were in heaven."

Back then of course, Lena Horne was the only black star MGM had under contract, so, with this new Paramount photo, the first thing I did was to count how many black people I could find.

It's sort of like Where's Waldo?

O.K There's Eddie of course; there's Chris Rock; there's Paula Patton, and there's John Singleton... OOPS, my mistake, that's Tyrese (Tyrese?? How'd he get in there?). No doubt there are others in there somewhere.

Why don't you play along. Go to this webste HERE to download a much larger jpeg of the above photo and play along. It also provides the names of the people, but do it yourself. No cheating.

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  • Adam Scott Thompson | June 19, 2012 5:53 PMReply

    Bieber ruins it. LOL

  • FUNKDRSPOCK | June 18, 2012 8:12 PMReply

    The Black Police, Sergio does this all the time; he'll write some pseudo-incendiary (i.e., incendiary to a 3rd grader) article ("Where All The Black People At!?!?" or "Prometheus? More like Promethe-ASS!"), then scroll down the comments to see if anyone disagrees with him, then will offer a pseudo-witty retort (i.e., not witty at all) to said person or persons. This has been pretty much par for the course since Shadow and Act came to Indiewire. I guess the days of Woodward and Bernstein are long gone. Newsflash: There are more Jews in Hollywood than Blacks. Film at 11.

  • Nadine | June 15, 2012 6:31 PMReply

    The men were easy... the women, not so much...

  • the black police | June 15, 2012 3:53 PMReply

    Hey Sergio, the photo you put up sucks big time.

  • the black police | June 15, 2012 3:52 PMReply

    Why are people looking for black people in this photo? Does your self-esteem or self-worth rest on whether there are "enough" black faces represented in this photo? DO YOU ALWAYS FORGET THAT YOU LIVE IN A WHITE-MAJORITY COUNTRY??? Like what the heck. Is that what one should always be thinking? "Where are the black folks?" Do you watch movies with white actors in it at all? Or do you only care for black actors on screen? I dont get it. In any case, here is a way better picture, with names:

  • the black police | June 15, 2012 7:44 PM

    With all due respect, Mr. Sergio, again " is not the same link as". they are no doubt similar though... as well as related... Just not THE SAME. I am not OFFENDED by your quest to only see black people. I just dont know why you are acting surprised that anything Hollywood related only features a minority of Black (and other non-white) actors. Also, I do not subscribe to "post-racial" thought.

  • Sergio | June 15, 2012 7:00 PM

    Yes the link I provided is the same one. It shows the picture twice, one without the names and one with the names in red as the the link you provided. You click on the image to enlarge it. Like i said in my post about the photo in the link that: "It also provides the names of the people..."

    Shouldn't you be out there arresting someone? And sorry if "my where the black people at?" offends you so much. I'm sure I'm much older than you and stuck in my ways "Where's the black people at? is the first thing I always think. I'm not some "post-racial" Genernation X Y or Z kid like you

  • the black police | June 15, 2012 4:48 PM

    Hi Mr Sergio, is not the same link as

  • sergio | June 15, 2012 4:34 PM

    Hey Mr. Black Policeman that's the same exact link that's in my post I tell readers to go to

  • eboni | June 15, 2012 2:13 PMReply

    Dang it! Now I gotta spend my break counting how many Paramount films Tyrese has been in. All I think of off top is Transformers. Maybe that's up if you know you need some more color in the shot.

    I saw Morgan Freeman too.

  • the black police | June 15, 2012 3:52 PM

    If Elle Fanning can be there, why cant Tyrese?

  • sergio | June 15, 2012 2:30 PM

    Spotted Don Cheadle in the photo too. Still no reason why Tyrese is in it for his total of 14 minutes in all the Transformer movies

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