Five Favorite Films with Nick Offerman

Summary

Nick Offerman's mustachioed visage became a pop culture icon when his character on another NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation, simply refused to fade quietly into the background as a small, supporting role. The legend of Ron Swanson has grown exponentially since the show's debut in 2009, and he is among the most popular characters -- if not the most popular -- on a hit comedy chock full of popular characters played by grade-A talent. These days, he finds it difficult to dissociate himself from the Ron Swanson mythos, but that doesn't stop him from trying different things, like his latest role in The Kings of Summer. RT spoke with Nick about the film, what it?s like to be pigeonholed as Ron Swanson, and how his love of carpentry helped get him into acting, but first, he gave us his Five Favorite Films. Back to Article

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Gregory Mucci

Gregory Mucci

Rashomon and a chorizo fan? Nick just got better!

May 29 - 05:48 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Great comedies and "Rashomon". Sometimes the bear, why, he eats you.

May 29 - 06:10 PM

Dave J

Dave J

The only one that stands out is "Rashomon"! And I'm not surprised to see "The Big Lebowski" on this list as one of Offerman's favorites!

May 29 - 06:28 PM

Tom B.

Tom Beltran

Cool list a little bit of everything here

May 29 - 06:42 PM

Diego C.

Diego Crespo

He's Ron F***ing Swanson

May 29 - 07:37 PM

Grizzley A.

Grizzley Adams

You can't not read this in his voice

May 29 - 09:42 PM

Bazooka Jew

Bazooka Jew

Fun list. I love Blazing Saddles and Big Lebowski, and Rashomon is great.

May 29 - 09:59 PM

Saetre

Saetre Saetre

Hell yeah Rashomon and Midnight Run are both awesome.

May 29 - 10:59 PM

DBrock

David E-Brock

"any Kurosawa blows my mind out my ass". Quite possibly the best quote about cinema ever.

May 30 - 03:53 AM

Hugo Emanuel Melo

Hugo Emanuel Melo

Anyone that mentions The Big Lebowski as one of his favorites is kosher in my book. Extra points for Rashomon, a brilliant movie directed by a brilliant director based on a brilliant short-story written by the also brillian Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Haven't seen any of the other movies listed.

May 30 - 04:35 AM

Zane B

Chum Chum

Good shit

May 30 - 07:33 AM

Brian Waldron

Brian Waldron

One of my favorite actors in TV has given me more reason to respect him.

May 30 - 10:41 AM

Stephen Cooke

Stephen Cooke

As much as I dislike remakes, doing remakes with Nick Offerman is a whole other deal. Sign me up for Citizen Swanson.

May 30 - 11:01 AM

BobHarris

Rich Aurillia

I really don't get the love for Midnight Run, but the rest are good choices.

May 30 - 02:49 PM

Mehdi Akbar

Mehdi Akbar

Where's "The Bridge on The River Kawai"???

May 30 - 03:16 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Kwai. Just in case someone was trying to google it. No spelling Naziing intended.

May 30 - 05:04 PM

James B.

James Bradford

No, you're being a Nazi, unless you're really THAT unfamiliar with Google and search engines in general. They're pretty intuitive. The movie pops up as an option simply by typing "Bridge on the". So, no one was going to miss out had they spelled it Kawai or Kwai.

May 31 - 07:56 AM

thickmcrunfast

John Huckleberry

GREAT list. I saw Rashomon as a play when I was a little kid long before I saw the film version. It was powerful stuff. It's awesome to see comedies get some love on one of these lists, especially such an unsung perfect movie like Midnight Run. Ron Swanson just got even cooler in this humble viewer's eyes.

May 30 - 04:59 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Kwai. Just in case someone was trying to google it. No spelling Naziing intended.

May 30 - 05:04 PM

James B.

James Bradford

No, you're being a Nazi, unless you're really THAT unfamiliar with Google and search engines in general. They're pretty intuitive. The movie pops up as an option simply by typing "Bridge on the". So, no one was going to miss out had they spelled it Kawai or Kwai.

May 31 - 07:56 AM

Patrick Bateman

Patrick Bateman

I knew Lebowski would be on here! Nick is awesome, and I keep wanting to call him Ron.

May 30 - 06:32 PM

paul o.

paul oh

"I have only seen 3 films. Bridge of the River Kwai, Patton, and Herbie Fully Loaded. My girlfriend's daughters like it. I enjoyed it as well."

May 30 - 10:52 PM

Rob Bush

Rob Bush

Great list. Ron Swanson continues to be The Man.

May 30 - 11:06 PM

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