H.W. Plainview grew up a dumbass
Posted by Ali at 10:00 on 17 Sep 2012
We all remember There Will Be Blood for Daniel Day-Lewis' intense performance and Paul Thomas Anderson's consummate direction, but one of my favourite elements of the movie was little H.W. Plainview. The mute son of Daniel Day-Lewis' boggle-eyed oil baron, he was a weird bundle of cuteness: a doe-eyed innocent that would inevitably bring his father back to Earth following his wilder excesses.
Sorry to be the one to tell you, but H.W. Plainview grew up to be an idiot.
11-year-old child actor Dillon Freasier got the part of H.W. when his traffic cop mother pulled over There Will Be Blood's casting director for speeding, before suggesting her son for the role of H.W. Rumour has it, she agreed to the casting of her son before she knew what he was in for; once she saw Day-Lewis' terrifying performance in Gangs Of New York, she changed her mind. It was only after producers sent her The Age Of Innocence, and subsequently explained the concept of acting, that she agreed.
Now 16, Dillon Freasier is out of the acting game and is busy being a teenager in his hometown of Texas: chasing girls, playing football, etc. Unfortunately, his Twitter account (@DillonFreasier) reveals him to be a rather unsavoury individual at best. Here's his profile picture:
Of course he's holding gun. It's illegal to be 16 in Texas and NOT be holding a firearm, isn't it? Now, I'm not about to chastise the kid for where he comes from or his perceived lack of education, but it is ultra depressing to read through his recent tweets. Here are some examples.
Eloquence isn't one of his strong suits, but it's still worthy of an RT, apparently. Maybe he's clearer when it comes to talking about girls?
Okay, maybe not. But at least he treats girls with some respect!
So what kid isn't a little confused around girls at that young age? They're still a mystery to me and I'm all grown up with a website. What I can't forgive is his penchant for retweeting just awful, pointless shit.
Let's throw a little token racism in the mixing pot, too.
If you thought a retweet absolved him of any racism, think again.
Just for a finishing touch, let's add homophobia to the list of charges.
Pretty sure they already have a phobia for gays, actually. Oh, H.W. Your daddy really messed you up, didn't he?
If this teaches us anything, it's that Twitter is not the friend of former child stars. If I found out that wholesome kids like, say, Lindsay Lohan or Amanda Bynes had grown up wrong, I don't know how I'd react.
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