With 94 acting credits over an almost 40-year career, Rob Lowe has been in a shitload of movies. And yet, as he demonstrated on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, he still remembers a lot of his characters’ names, even when they didn’t necessarily have them.
In a game Kimmel calls “Name That You,” Lowe is shown pictures of his past roles from projects like A New Kind Of Family and Illegally Yours, along with some of his bigger parts, like Sodapop Curtis in The Outsiders. He nails almost all of them, forgetting only the evil Benjamin’s last name from Wayne’s World. (Remember: If Benjamin were an ice cream flavor, he’d be pralines and dick.) It’s very charming, like most things Lowe does, and fairly impressive, all things considered. Now if only The Grinder were renewed already.