Harvard Square seems to be a magnet for tall, slender movie and television actors over fifty. I still remember the first time I saw John Malkovich (who lives here) walking by, causing me to slip in a snow pile. I also saw James Cromwell (Six Feet Under, Babe, L.A. Confidential) outside of a popular Tex-Mex restaurant called the Border Cafe. I never did discover why he was here.
And then yesterday while walking to the subway I walked by John Lithgow. I stopped in my tracks and stared unabashedly as he passed, mostly so that I could confirm for myself it wasn't just some guy who looked like him.
Definitely it was, and I've since found out he's a Harvard alum, so it makes sense he's visiting, especially with the school year wrapping up. Big guy.
The Savior Complex
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