Topic: James van der beek

The 15 Best Instances of Enforced Method Acting

The 15 Best Instances of Enforced Method Acting

Last week, I happened upon a fascinating article at TV Tropes that discusses the Hollywood practice of Enforced Method Acting. As opposed to when actors get really into their roles through Method acting, EMA is when directors/producers manipulate the circumstances of a movie or TV show — without the actors knowing — in order to get a more genuine reaction out of their stars. You could lose an hour reading through the list, but to save you time we’ve counted down the fifteen examples from film and TV that took us by surprise. More »

Gallery: The 34 Best Photos Of James Van Der Beek On The Occasion Of His 34th Birthday

Gallery: The 34 Best Photos Of James Van Der Beek On The Occasion Of His 34th Birthday

Happy 34th birthday to television and the Internet’s James Van Der Beek! We won’t lie to you, we’re probably the biggest Dawson’s Creek fans on the planet. In college, we actually made plans with a friend to write and direct an alternate version of the series finale — no joke! So it’s with great pleasure that we present this gallery of 34 amazing photos of our favorite actor-turned-meme. More »

Poll: Who Has The Better James Van Der Beek Music Video, Ke$ha Or Robin Sparkles?

Poll: Who Has The Better James Van Der Beek Music Video, Ke$ha Or Robin Sparkles?

James Van Der Meme week/month/year continues. Ke$ha cast the actor in her latest video for the song “Blow” — and James ends up Van Der Dead at the end! We think the thing’s totally awesome, but we’re not sure it’s better than the Robin Sparkles’ music video from How I Met Your Mother — also starring JVDB, of course. Which one uses Dawson better? Check them both out and vote in our poll. More »

Crushable Quotable: James Van Der Beek On Internet Immortality

Crushable Quotable: James Van Der Beek On Internet Immortality

James Van Der Beek: he is just a normal dude! With last week’s introduction to Funny or Die’s Van Der Meme videos (and subsequent website), James was able to take a not-even-that-popular Internet meme about himself and turn it into a viral hit. He’s the antithesis of Keanu Reeves, who refused to even acknowledge that Sad Keanu existed, or Winona Ryder, who doesn’t even have the Internet unless someone sends her to a world wide webpage. More »

Has James Van Der Beek Won The Internet With Vandermemes?

Has James Van Der Beek Won The Internet With Vandermemes?

The Internet is wonderful. Back in the day, if you were a washed-up television actor, the most you could look forward to in your career was greeting people in a Vegas casino. But as Wil Wheton proved when the web was invented, everyone can have a 2nd life on the ‘net.

Which brings us to Vandermemes: James Van Der Beek‘s new site that pokes fun at…well…James Van Der Beek. See, there was this gif of James crying on Dawson Creek that was circulating the blogosphere for awhile, and instead of pretending that it didn’t exist (like Keanu Reeves did for the Sad Keanu meme), James has embraced his Internet revival with a Funny or Die video and a new Tumblr called Vandermemes. We picked a couple of our favorite Gifs, just for you! More »