||Name: Bob Mapplethorpe |
Played by: Robert (Bob) Musgrave
Wants to belong
"Bob Mapplethorpe, potential getaway
driver -- GO!"
Bob, the third of the trio of friends, serves
as "the provider." He provides the car, the house, the
money. He is a good supporter, he's enthusiastic but not brilliant,
a little intimidated, because he is constantly tortured by his
older brother, Futureman. Anthony protects Bob a little bit,
but Bob is a perfect person for Dignan to have around because
he can push him around and ridicule him," comments Anderson.
"Dignan thinks that Bob tarnishes his Anthony's reputation
and prevents them from being taken seriously, when, in fact,
it's Dignan who does that," Owen Wilson adds. "I think
he kind of likes Bob, but he would never admit it."
Robert Musgrave, who plays Bob, describes him as "...a
lost guy. He is really soulful and sweet but afraid, in a lot
of ways. He comes from a big family with status, pretentiousness
and stuffiness and he's been damaged by that because he's had
all that protocol and social ambition shoved down his throat;
that is obviously not who he is."
Credit: Bottle Rocket Press
About Bob Musgrave...
Bob met Owen Wilson [in the early 1990s) at the Dallas landmark
bar/restaurant, Stoneleigh P., shot pool with him and lost $40.00.
The two ended up becoming good friends anyway; "Owen was
the first person I'd met who was as sarcastic as I was,"
Musgrave explains. A year later, Musgrave ended up appearing
in Bottle Rocket the short, which led to his starring
role in the feature film version.
A transplanted West Virginian, Musgrave has
tried his luck at stand-up comedy and sketch-writing, but gained
modest success working as a blues guitarist during the 1980s
both in Dallas and on the road.
Credit: Bottle Rocket Press Kit
Bob Musgrave's Filmography
Bottle Rocket (1996) - Bob Mapplethorpe
Bottle Rocket (1994) - Bob Hanson
Credit: Internet Movie Database
Bottle Rocket DVD
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