Monday, September 20, 2010

Fan-Boy Icon #23

Okey, this one is a tad embarrassing. You guys know who Tiny Lister is, right? Debo from Friday. The President from The Fifth Element. Big crazy looking guy with a bad eye? Well, I thought I knew him. I really did. See, here in Fayetteville, I worked at a bookstore next-door to a gym, and this big personal trainer used to come in all the time. He wound up in some movies, notably Cyborg, staring Jean-Claude Van Damme. His eye was injured in a fight scene. For years, I thought he was Debo, because of the weird eye thing. Turns out I was wrong. When I looked up Cyborg, I immediately recalled the guy's name; Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney.

Well, Rock only did two movies, and I can't find a picture of him. If I remember correctly he won a suit against the filmmakers (or was it Van Damme?). Hell, he lost his eye. That's a big deal in my book.

Well, not much of a story. Rock was a nice guy. He was imposing as hell though, standing well above my six-foot height, though I was young and my memory sucks... Maybe he was my height and looked nothing like Tiny Lister?

Oh, well. That's my brush with fame for ya.


Matt said...

Is he in the movie poster?

Darius Whiteplume said...

Not sure. I did eventually find a Belgian news video (guessing it was Belgian) with a picture. He had hair in it, but I always remember him being bald. I'd watch it on Netflix, but is not streaming. :-( I like to save the DVD queue for things I really want to watch. :-)

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