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Remember when Scott Caan played Tweeder in Varsity Blues? He was a pill-popping, womanizing, football-playing animal that had no problem just letting everything hang out, sometimes literally, and was perhaps the most fun character in the movie. Tweeder was the guy that just didn’t care, he was going to get messed up and do some crazy stuff whether people wanted him to or not. And he, like every guy on the football team, was protected by the unseen shield that was his athletic involvement. In other words he couldn’t be touched unless he did something so unforgivable that Coach Kilmer couldn’t just make it go away. Of course if Kilmer heard about it he’d likely run Tweeder harder and possibly bench him unless it was going to hurt their chances of winning a game. That was the kind of irresponsible role that Caan was given however and he played it so easily that you might have thought that he was just acting out the way he was in real life. If you can believe it, Charlie Tweeder was his first major motion picture role and the one that kind of got him started off on a career that began to pick up speed as he went along.
He was featured alongside David Arquette in Ready to Rumble, a film that was based on the WCW and a character called Jimmy King, played by Oliver Platt. He and Arquette played a couple of rabid fans that were determined to get King back int the wrestling circuit after he was suddenly ousted. The film starred a long list of actual wrestlers as well as Martin Landau and Joe Pantoliano. From there he went on to costar with Vin Diesel in the film Boiler Room, which also starred Giovanni Ribisi, who he would costar...
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