: June 2020 Update (below video) 😉
The great Lester Bangs, real editor of Creem Magazine, mentored a real teenage Cameron Crowe who had just stumbled his way into writing a piece for Rolling Stone magazine. (Due to Lester Bangs giving him a chance, and an editor for Rolling Stone reading Crowe in Creem.)
Here, from the fictionalized film of that very weird, very true story, is one of the best scenes ever recorded on film, and a great actor at his absolute best.
From Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical Almost Famous: I give you, Uncool.
“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”
(I miss the hell out of Philip Seymour Hoffman.)
Update: May 31, 2020
For the first time since I can remember Almost Famous is available on something other than
or STARZ. Right now, the great, critically acclaimed, absolute-best-soundtrack-ever, classic Almost Famous is actually streaming on SHOWTIME