Monday, January 28, 2008

One Degree: Carla Gugino and Matthew Goode

First, the answer to last week's One Degree: Waterworld, the movie that temporarily (some might say permanently) sank Kevin Costner's career, was the movie Jeanne Tripplehorn and Tina Majorino first appeared in before both actresses went on to star in Showtime's Big Love. If you were one of the dozens to see that flop, Tina was the little girl with the map of dry land tattooed on her back, while Jean played her caretaker and Costner's love interest.

On to this week's One Degree. I am a latecomer to Watchmen, the groundbreaking graphic novel by Alan Moore. I found it on my stepbrother-in-law's shelf a couple Christmases ago and had heard enough about it to be intrigued. In 1986, it was one of the original iconoclastic comic books, using each character in this superhero team to represent a different type of morality and worldview; having read it I understand why it's beloved by fanboy and academic alike.

Having just discovered this book, I was excited to find out it had been greenlit as a movie last year, to be helmed by 300's Zack Snyder. I also thought most of the casting was genius--and happens to contain two One Degrees--what fun! Here's the first:

In the upcoming Watchmen, Carla Gugino (Spy Kids, Sin City) will play the Silk Spectre and British actor Matthew Goode will play Ozymandias. In what 2007 movie did these two first appear?

Post your answer in comments for bragging rights--no Google, just your brain! Check back next week for the answers, as well as another One Degree!

UPDATE, here's a video of the pair being interviewed by Entertainment Weekly at Comic-Con.

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