Cardinal Copia has a certain raw magnetism that suits the concert stage well, but can Ghost Looking to transition to a career on the big screen? That seems to be the plan, as a newly released video shows the cardinal getting permission to try his hand at acting in Hollywood. But is he good?
“I’m making an audition tape for television showing acting skills,” Copia says into the camera.
It seems our cardinal is well-versed in some of Hollywood’s biggest films and uses some of the most lively catchphrases ever uttered on the big screen as part of his audition. He shows his versatility right off the bat, handling both Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson’s lines from A Few Good Men – “I want the truth,” he states with some conviction, only to be countered, “You can’t handle the truth.”
The Cardinal has a penchant for Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, dusting off lines from Terminator 2 and Kindergarten Cop. He delivers some terrifying close-ups that mimic lines from The Sixth Sense and Silence of the Lambs. And he has lighter moments, offering “Schwing” from Wayne’s World and “Blue Steel” from Zoolander. Plus, he’s got the over-the-top machismo that rips off a Pacino-like “Hooo-ahh” from Scene of a Woman.
But Cardinal Copia isn’t always on top of his game, butchering a few lines along the way (“We’re gonna need a bigger yacht” – Jaws; “Hasta la vista, fucker” – T2) and getting totally screwed over Jim Carrey’s The Truman Show Regards. Still, you have to give it up for clever use of a lightsaber and some not-so-nimble action star moves.
Is this tease a potential move from the stage to the big screen? Only time will tell what’s in store for Cardinal Copia. But for now, you can catch Cardinal Copia fronting Ghost on tour in the late summer and early fall. Dates begin in August. 26 in San Diego with Mastodon and Spiritbox also on the run. Get your tickets here.