West cameo

OK, I don’t know if being a public intellectual necessitates a cameo in a film (a la McLuhan), but it sure is cool. Cornel West (sans glasses) whom I find to be one of the most engaging writers and speakers in academia, is also a member of the council in Matrix Reloaded. I’m surprised they didn’t take cuts off of his rap album for the soundtrack.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted 5/18/2003 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad that I’m not the only one who noticed the cameo by my fellow Democratic Socialist Cornell West. =)

  2. Alex
    Posted 5/18/2003 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Honestly, I didn’t recognize him in the movie. The guy seemed vaguely familiar, but then so did The Architect, and he is aparently a random actor. It wasn’t until I saw the Times piece that I realized it was him. Great line, though.

  3. Posted 5/18/2003 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    My jaw kinda dropped when I saw him and I was a bit stunned. I had to look it up online later to confirm it was him =)

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