Tuesday, January 31, 2012

C. Thomas Howell



C. Thomas Howell has been one of my favorite actors since I was ten years old. He, of course, won me over as Ponyboy in The Outsiders. I loved the movie and the book by S.E. Hinton. Ponyboy holds the honor of my favorite literary and movie character of all time.Photobucket

Tommy is also known for his early roles in Red Dawn and The Hitcher. He's guest starred in over 100 movies and television shows since then. You may have watched his stirring portrayals on ER or on Criminal Minds as the Reaper. Howell currently guest stars on TNT's show Southland on Tuesday nights as hilariously inappropriate Officer Dewey. I started watching this season, and I'm hooked! He can also be seen in the upcoming The Amazing Spiderman movie.

I recently asked Tommy about his favorite books.

Tommy answered, "One of my fav books is The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. It's based on the battle of Gettysburg, and it's a wonderful read!"

Howell starred in Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, both Civil War era movies.

"The other I'd recommend for kids is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein! A beautiful story that I've loved for years!"

One of my faves, too! Thanks, Tommy!

You can follow C. Thomas Howell on Twitter here. He's quickwitted and friendly to his fans. He also banters with S.E. Hinton on Twitter too. Fun stuff.
Photo from @cthomashowell.

15 comments:

DEZMOND said...

he was very hot back when he was young young young...

LTM said...

Oh, these are great recs. The Giving Tree makes me cry... *sniff* And I loved CTH in Red Dawn, too! :D <3

Anita said...

[hanging head] Have still not read THE OUTSIDERS or GODS AND GENERALS...will do! Thanks for the great recommendations!

cleemckenzie said...

S.E. Hinton created some of the best early YA that connected with kids. I would be one of those. She's an amazing talent.

I've never seen the movie, The Outsiders. I guess I should put that on my Netflix list.

Thanks Kelly.

Kelly Polark said...

Dezz- And still handsome!
LTM - I tear up when I read The Giving Tree too. One of my all time favorite picture books. I love Shel Silverstein.
Anita - Oh, Anita, Anita. I've read Killer Angels but not Gods and Generals.
Lee- Oh, definitely watch! If you loved the book, you will most certainly love the movie!

Susan Fields said...

I just followed C. Thomas and S.E. on Twitter. My niece has that Outsiders poster in her bedroom. It's a pretty amazing collection of really good-looking guys!

LynNerdKelley said...

The Outsiders is a great movie. It's so cool that you got in touch with Ponyboy to find out what his favorite books are! I didn't realized he's starred in that many movies and TV shows. Wow!

Denise Maple said...

Sigh. C. Thomas Howell. Loved him since I was a pre-teen! Good recs on the books. I have been to Gettysburg a couple of time and the subject matter really interests me.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

The Outsiders is such a great movie. And the books C. Thomas Howell recommends sound great. I love history.

nutschell said...

love anyone who recommends the giving tree!

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Movies on my Mind said...

Is he still alive?

Christina Lee said...

Great answers, CTH!

Heather Murphy said...

Just stopping by to say hi. What a fun blog!

tfwalsh said...

This is an oldie.. I remember having to read it in early high school... cool book

Denise Maple said...

Oh Pony Boy. Loved you then, love you now.