Robert De Niro. Morgan Freeman. Michael Douglas. Kevin Kline. These are actors whose contributions to dramatic cinema are so great that they are essentially statesmen of the art form who boast works like Goodfellas, The Shawshank Redemption, Basic Instinct and Sophie's Choice in their filmographies. But with the upcoming Last Vegas, this foursome has the chance to let their hair down and get weird with comedy. Fitting then that the gang at Screen Junkies asked each of the stars to revel in the ridiculous by reciting lyrics from some of the internet's most talked about music videos.
First up Freeman is asked to read Ylvis' "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)", and gets notably confused by its childish lyrics. Then De Niro gives a go at Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," but sadly phones it in a bit. (I mean, come on, Bob. Miley wept all through this vid.) Next Douglas gamely takes on the infamous Alison Gold's "Chinese Food." And lastly, Kline gives a dramatic reading of One Direction's "Best Song Ever" after admitting he's familiar with their work. Who did it best? My vote is Kline, as he gave each repetitive line a playful new inflection. But what say you?
Who did it best?
In case you're unfamiliar with any of the above pop songs, you can check out each below with the videos that made them Internet famous.
Written by Crazy, Stupid, Love scribe Dan Fogelman, Last Vegas stars De Niro, Freeman, Douglas, and Kline as four sixty-something friends who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party weekend to toast the last of their group to get married. Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara, and Romany Malco co-star. National Treasure helmer Jon Turteltaub directs.
Last Vegas opens on November 1st.