The Freddie Mercury biopic has polarised audiences in terms of how good it is, but united them on one front: asking “What’s that dude from?”
Bohemian Rhapsody has made about a gajillion dollars so far. It’s had mixed reviews, with Rami Malek’s central performance getting a lot of praise and the story being compared in some circles to “actors cosplaying Queen’s Wikipedia page“.
But the biggest question on everyone’s lips after watching it is, obviously…
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THAT GUY WHO IS PLAYING JOHN DEACON BEFORE?
You know him.
But you can’t place him.
Never mind the quality of the portrayal of Freddie Mercury.
Never mind the accuracy of some parts of Queen’s history.
Never mind the undeniably amazing tunes.
WHO IS THAT GUY I’VE DEFINITELY SEEN HIM BEFORE IN THAT THING YOU KNOW THE ONE BUT WHICH ONE WAS IT I CAN’T REMEMBER? GOD THIS IS FRUSTRATING.
Two hours after you’ve got home.
You work it out.
IS THE GUY PLAYING JOHN DEACON THE BOY FROM JURASSIC PARK?
It is indeed.
Joseph Mazzello, who plays Deacon, played Tim Murphy in the first two Jurassic Park films in 1993 and 1997. The guy second from the right…
Is the neckerchief-wrangling munchkin from Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur masterpiece.
He also played Dustin Moskovitz in The Social Network, a fun example of an actor in a biopic actually being older than the person they play (Mazzello was born in 1983, Moskovitz in 1984). And, as a kid, he was in that all-too-rare thing, a Meryl Streep action thriller, The River Wild, in 1994.
From escaping a T.rex to, uh, playing in a band that at one point competed with T-Rex, from escaping the king of the dinosaurs to jamming with Queen, from dodging stuff coming out of a Brachiosaurus’ nose to watching stuff go up Freddie Mercury’s, that’s a fun career.
(Pics: 20th Century Fox)