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What is the relationship between Jon Bernthal and the Monkees and Richard Gere? | | Culture

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The new American gigolo is Jon Bernthal… Photo: Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Occasionally, the “that guy” actor will be a name you know perfectly well. John Bernthal, is one “one of America’s preeminent hot goofy fellas” with a coiled-up strength acting style. He has had major roles in The Walking Dead, Marvel and The Wolf of Wall Street. This summer, he stole the show with the miniseries We Own This City. And he’s set to star in Lena Dunham’s new films, ‘The Sharp Stick’ and ‘American Gigolo’.

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…my cousin Adam Schlesinger is producing the Monkees album Good Times! … Photo: Getty Images

Bernthal is cousin musician’s Adam Schlesinger, passed away in 2020 from Covid-related complications. Schlesinger was on power-pop perfectionist Fountains of Wayne (we hear he hit Stacy’s Mom in 2003). He was also a composer and producer. He wrote the signature song for the Tom Hanks movie That Thing You Do!. And staying on topic, he produced The Monkees’ 2016 album Good Times!.

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…Monkey Mike Nesmith’s mother invented the first correction fluid, Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider invented The Monkees… Photo: Alamy

Monkey Michael’s mother, Bette Nesmith Graham, invented the first ink correction fluid. She later sold her own brand, Correction fluid, to Gillette for $47.5 million. But stay out of the corporate rabbit hole and stay in pop culture. Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider were the brains behind the Monkees concept…

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… Schneider also produced the anti-Vietnam war documentary Hearts and Minds… Photo: Bettmann Archive

Rafelson and Schneider, who died in July, led the light of 1970s New Hollywood. They helped bring Easy Rider and The Last Picture Show to the screen. Rafelson directed and co-wrote the 1968 cult monkeys film Head with Jack Nicholson. Although his masterpiece remains Five Easy Pieces. Schneider He produced the anti-Vietnam War documentary Hearts and Minds and read a message from the Viet Cong leadership while collecting the Oscars.

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…and Days of Heaven featuring Richard Gere passing the baton of American gigolo to Bernthal for a TV reboot… Photo: Alamy

In 1978, Schneider co-produced Terrence Malick’s stunning Days of Heaven, featuring one of Richard Gere’s early roles. Two years later, Gere starred in Paul Schrader’s American Gigolo. Julian Kay to Jon Bernthal for the TV reboot of the neo-no-world drama. Schrader, who was not involved, said he professed himself to be a fan of Bernthal, but said it would be a “horrible idea” to remake his film.

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listen Bernthal has a podcast, Real Ones, where he interviews “real people on the front lines of some of the biggest issues of our time.”

to drink On Instagram, you can try Bernthal’s Everyman quality by wearing a sleeveless shirt and chugging down a can of Miller Lite.