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Happy birthday Michael! [Jul. 11th, 2009|10:46 am]
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It's Michael's birthday! I love how entertaining he is whether onscreen or off, in a big project or in a short film, the boy is magnetic! To celebrate his sexy 37th year, here are some of his most lovable quotes: on acting, directing and showing Tom how to "blow"!

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"When I was a kid I was really insecure. I was the smallest kid in high school and I just wanted to get out of my body and be someone else. And when I realized that being an actor, and being in a different part….oh wow, they accept me as that character. So that was kind of different for me. But I guess what also inspires me is people that really respond to the roles that I do, or they're affected in some way."


Being a fanboy!
Chris: "We went to see Rick Springfield on tour….he had a date, I had a date. And I don't know if you've ever seen Rick Springfield in concert, you know how he does this thing where he has this cordless guitar and comes out to the audience? Yeah. So he comes out and he's like traveling everywhere but our section and I look over at Rosenbaum and he's like (leans forward excitedly)"He couldn't wait for him to come our way. He pushed past his date! He was following Rick Springfield."
Michael: "Dude, that was YEARS ago! I was like, thirty five!"



On Zod: "I got to wear this six foot long black and purple leather jacket. I was worried about it. I thought I was going to look like Prince. I was like "Guys, I can't wear this. I look like a gay vampire. You know? I couldn't do it. Anyway I wore it. It looked great. I trusted Steve the wardrobe guy – he's my guy. He goes: "Michael. It's fine." And then he went…. (rolls his eyes)and walked off."
(Here's Michael demonstrating the eyeroll)


The coat!


(And I've posted this quote before....but can't resist!)

Michael on "Kneel before Zod.": "That line....I mean, I couldn't do it because...imagine me, standing there in this giant leather - I want to say something but I'm not going to - and it was 20 pounds and it was, like, purple and I was all "Omigod, where is my career going? KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!" You know that line, it was hard not to...when Tom got on his knees and I had to goof around. "KNEEL BEFORE ZOD and" (whispers) "suck it!" I had to say that on camera! 'Cause we're joking around, two guys fooling around.....(crowd laughs) Not like that! Well, when you're comfortable with your sexuality, you can say whatever the hell you want! You know? It's just cool."


"When I was a kid, I always thought the cool thing about being on a TV show when I grew up was to hang out and maybe have sex with a co-star or two…That doesn't happen! The only one who likes me is freakin' Raoul the wardrobe guy!"


Saying goodbye to the SV crew: "I said goodbye to the crew, gave them all hugs, we were really close. I wasn't choked up, and I was like, well, okay, I'm not gonna get... so I went into the makeup trailer, and the last time she cleaned my head, because usually it's like an hour and a half process, putting makeup on, and at the end of the night she takes it off, because you're not supposed to see a hairline for Lex Luthor. So she takes it off, and she gives me a hug and she's... my makeup artist, her name is Natalie, she says, "I love you!" and she starts crying. So I was okay, and then I walk out the door and I turn around and I look at her and I know this is my last time walking, and I just lost it like a little puppy looking for its mama, I mean, I just started crying"

"The makeup girl was like my therapist. She knew everything about me and knew I wasn’t coming back. I am truly grateful to the show. It put me on the map. It gave me financial stability. I am able to take care of my mother’s gambling problem!"


A post-SV interview with an old college friend
Jerry: "Those fans will stay with you forever. You have a lot of gay fans too, just to let you know."
Michael: "Really? That’s comforting. The wardrobe guy on Smallville always told me that. I told him they like the pretty boy, they like Tom. He said, "They like you too... trust me." Tell them I am better with hair, Jer."


On Freak: "I remember I was directing, I look at the episode and go oh, this is decent. And then they start going: "this is the first time we see Clark blow!" (naughty pause; Michael moves his microphone to the upright position. Crowd explodes.) "That's NOT what I meant. But so, he's like….(demonstrates dainty blow)"I was like: What? Don't do a cheesy blow in my episode!"

Here's Tom's more vigorous blow!


Michael the director
Annette: "Everyone who worked with Michael was just so thrilled with his energy and his commitment. We were just talking about the fact that he never left the set. He really didn't want to go to the bathroom."
John G.: "He DIDN'T go to the bathroom!"


"It’s funny how I became friends with Carrie Fisher. Her daughter was a fan of Smallville and wanted an autographed picture. I said I want a picture, in exchange, of Carrie in Return of the Jedi in that little skimpy outfit with Jabba the Hut. She jokingly wrote, "Michael, fuck me, Carrie." We have been throwing parties together ever since for Christmas called the "Bah Humbug" parties, where we get lumps of coal and we trim the tree with people like Robert Downing, Jr., and Alec Baldwin on the list." (Anyone else think that Carrie WASN'T joking?)


The "hair pact" with Tom
Tom: "The one thing we haven't done since we wrapped is he hasn't shaven his head and I haven't shaven my face."

Michael: "I don't know about the beard….he looks good. He's a sexy guy!"


"I have the best fans. I don't know how many I have, but they're certainly the most loyal and sincere fans out there."




AND WE LOVE YOU, BABY! May your 37th year be brilliant and happy!
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[User Picture]From: lexii314
2009-07-11 03:27 pm (UTC)
WOO HOO!!!! 'THE SEXY' BE 37 TODAY!!!!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
I love these pic's. Most of them I've never seen before. Lovely!
And Absolutely FABULOUS!!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-12 12:33 am (UTC)
Isn't he gorgeous? And I love his sexy chest in your icon.
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[User Picture]From: lonelywalker
2009-07-11 03:40 pm (UTC)
How on earth is he 37?

I'm cackling over Annette and John keeping track of Michael's bathroom habits.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-12 12:33 am (UTC)
He seems to be aging backwards!

He was one excited little puppy on the set of Freak!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-12 12:34 am (UTC)
Hey, I met a Stargate dude today (David Nykl) and thought of you! He's very hyper.
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2009-07-11 03:53 pm (UTC)
Yay, Michael picspam! Love these, especially the Director!Michael pic - so cute!

37. Hard to believe!

You know, I was kind of feeling down after yesterday but some Michael-therapy always cheers me right up. Yay!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-12 12:36 am (UTC)
Michael is the cure for all that ails! I am hugely jealous of everyone that gets to cuddle him this weekend.

Am still baffled by the thought processes of RTD. Went to a Con today and there was much TW-related unhappiness, even leaking into non-related panels.
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[User Picture]From: chaliebrown363
2009-07-11 04:02 pm (UTC)
How can you not love him?! He is adorable! It's hard to believe he's 37. It's b/c of his personality. He's really youthful. :)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-12 12:37 am (UTC)
That's it exactly - he gets so much enjoyment out of life it's an elixir of youth!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-12 12:38 am (UTC)
I hope we get to see him in a new (great) show soon. And I am looking forward to vid clips and lots of photos this weekend, to show off his hotness!
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[User Picture]From: cinderella81
2009-07-11 04:59 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to the sexy!!!!

And I LOVE that he played around with that line ... that 'Kneel before Zod' line ... just perfect!!!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-12 12:38 am (UTC)
It's great that he confirmed there was "Kneel before Zod" tom-foolery! Of course, he couldn't resist, the minx!
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[User Picture]From: gyri
2009-07-11 11:24 pm (UTC)
You're awesome. This picspam is awesome. And, of course, Michael is awesome!

Happy Birthday to the sexiest, most talented actor out there! And my all-time biggest celebrity crush!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-12 12:39 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you!

And my all-time biggest celebrity crush!
No one supersedes The Sexy!
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2009-07-12 12:54 am (UTC)
37 and still sexy as can be. ;D

I love seeing so many wonderful quotes from him. :D Thanks for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-16 10:10 pm (UTC)
Michael is wonderfully quotable, bless him!
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[User Picture]From: frelling_tralk
2009-07-12 01:07 am (UTC)
Thanks for that :)
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-13 02:00 am (UTC)
You're welcome!
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[User Picture]From: whimsywinx
2009-07-12 04:27 am (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

(That first picture turned me into an absolute puddle of goo.)

Lovely picspam. I can go to bed happy now.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-13 02:01 am (UTC)
Isn't he a sweetie? Sounds like he had lots of fun in Cleveland!
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2009-07-21 07:17 am (UTC)
Thank you for giving us such a perfect celebration of Michael! I just love how he lives life to the fullest, and yet still can find pleasure in the simplest things, and seems never to take anything for granted. He's joyful, humble, generous, sexy, beyond funny, and incredibly talented. He's just an amazing man. Aren't we lucky to be his fans?

I love all the pics, but that first one has to be my favorite. He just looks so gorgeous, and so happy! And the quotes are treasures. You've outdone yourself again, Tas! ♥
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2009-07-21 10:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I love all the pics, but that first one has to be my favorite. He just looks so gorgeous, and so happy!
I think of this as his Disney Princess pose - he just needs little animated birds fluttering around him to make it complete!

I just love how he lives life to the fullest, and yet still can find pleasure in the simplest things, and seems never to take anything for granted.
I think whatever he chose to do with his life, he'd get the most out of it!

He's joyful, humble, generous, sexy, beyond funny, and incredibly talented. He's just an amazing man. Aren't we lucky to be his fans?
Yes! *squishes him*
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