Tomorrow's column is going to briefly discuss the "House" season finale (due to scheduling issues, it was the one prominent finale I didn't write up in the paper, and some readers asked about it), and in casting my mind back to it -- specifically, to Elias Koteas' role as House's shooter -- I returned to one of my favorite time-wasting games: People Who Should Work Together Who Haven't.
The fact that Koteas and Chris Meloni have yet to play long-lost siblings in a movie or TV show just saddens me. (When Koteas popped up in the "Conviction" pilot, I was excited by the prospect of the inevitable "Conviction"/"SVU" cross-over. Then they killed him, the bastards.) They look so much alike and have such a similarly intense acting style; why has no one made this happen?
Similarly, when the hell is Hollywood going to acknowledge the demand for a Keith David/David Keith buddy action movie? Come on. Race aside, they're essentially the same actor, and the names confuse the hell out of everybody. (In one of my favorite IMDb errors of all time, since fixed, both were listed with the same birthdate.) Ideally, Alan Ball would have cast them on "Six Feet Under" as a gay couple who befriend David and Keith, but that ship has sailed. It's not too late to do some kind of straight-to-video flick where they take on the Chinese mob, is it?
So today's open thread: which two actors have you always wanted to see together, and why?