I first noticed Pruitt Taylor Vince when I rented Heavy back in the mid-’90s. I remember having an AOL account and I created a whole webpage dedicated to my analysis of that film. I also remember constantly refreshing my page hoping to see my stat counter explode with visitors, but, alas, I made 327 visits to it (out of 330 total). I wanted the world to know just how awesome the movie was.
I remember linking it to the Bears Mailing List and I ended up forcing my film analysis on to an unsuspecting Mr. Les K. Wright (editor of The Bear Book 1 & 2 and founder of The Bear History Project). I was still new to the world of “bears” and Mr. Wright was very patient with my billions of questions and overeagerness. He was very kind to my pompous film analysis of Heavy. (If I could find it, I’d repost it here.) But my love for that film pretty much equaled my intense attraction toward its chubby lead actor.
Anyway, all that rambling just so we could segue into today’s Shirtless Saturday model: Pruitt Taylor Vince. I remember giggling like a giddy little girl when I finally saw him shirtless in Captivity. Thanks to Tumblr’s moviechubs, he made me aware that just a decade and four years ago, PTV already got shirtless. I still couldn’t believe that I missed it.
And here are also some screenshots from Captivity.