We love James Spader. No one does offbeat like him. The charismatic actor made his career out of eccentric characters, and according to his friends, he is as eccentric as he is off-screen. how crazy? In what sounds like a plot line from one of his many TV shows, Spader apparently kept medieval weapons in the trunk of his car during the ’80s.
From Brat Pack. until Blacklist: Looking at Spader’s career
Before Red Reddington, Robert Calif., and early Alan Shore, Spader was a high school dropout who wanted to make it to the big screen as an actor. his first major role endless Love, Which one? It was also Tom Cruise’s first feature film, hitting the screens in 1981. Five years later, Spader, then 25, cemented his place as a teen idol with an appearance in John’s Hughes classic. pretty in Pink. by the end of the decade, brat pack-adjacent star Was looking for more serious roles.
In 1989, he played a pivotal role in Steven Soderbergh’s film Sex, lies and videotapes. His successful performance won him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival—an award Spader was not on hand to receive when he was reportedly bored and left the festival early. As of 1990, this was typical spader behavior. lazy magazine profile. The article later revealed what weapons Spader had in his trunk.
Spader’s Not-So-Secret Weapons
Today, Spader is on the Stars blacklist, But his antics on the sets of the 1985 horror flick landed him on a blacklist of a different kind. as Eric Stoltz tells itIt all went down during filming the new kids in Florida. “Jimmy was in his wildest,” revealed the actor lazy, “We’d take road trips to the keys or to the coast, and he’d insist on keeping weapons in the trunk. He’d drive like a maniac—fast, with music blaring—and I was always in fear that we’d be pulled over and over. An officer will find his crossbow, his lance, his 12-inch knife, his whip.
Stolz tells a story so unlikely that it could have happened in one of Spader’s TV shows. “One morning, Jimmy was running around with a crossbow, trying to stick arrows from a palm tree in the motel’s courtyard,” Stoltz says. “He was wearing a ruffled leather jacket and underwear emblazoned with cigarettes and colours. The lead actress had brought her mother with her, and when Mother left her room to get the morning paper, she saw Jimmy and almost had a heart attack. ,
“Jimmy is a very cool guy,” Stolz told the magazine. “He’s the sweetest, best man in the world. He’s a little cynical.” Luckily, Spader has since managed to stay on our screens—hopefully his trunk stuff just a little less intense.