So here’s the thing: there is no shortage of men who fit Hollywood’s “tall, dark, and handsome” stereotype. I just never realized how many men fit that bill in my own head, all currently pushing 50, until I started sorting out who I thought were Dylan McDermot and Dermot Mulroney. Turns out, dear readers, I was very confused (a shock, I know).
When I think of Dylan McDermot, I picture him in a suit with piercing blue eyes. This, it turns out, is a pretty accurate way to remember him.
Television Roles: Currently, American Horror Story; Past, The Practice.
Movies: Steel Magnolias, and um, a few others. Not as many as you think. In the Line of Fire, ‘Til There was You, and a movie in 2005 called The Tenants, which also features Snoop Dogg. I’ll admit it, I’m curious.
When I think of Dermot Mulroney, I always think of My Best Friend’s Wedding. That movie had a good time in the spot light back in the late ’90s, didn’t it?
Movies: My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Wedding Date, Georgia Rule, About Schmidt
TV Shows: Currently, New Girl; he also played a recurring character on Friends toward the end of its grand run.
So how do we tell these two fine men apart? If you’re watching a movie, chances are it’s Dermot Mulroney. If you’re watching television, it’s more than likely Dylan McDermot. When in doubt? Look at their eyes. They’ll speak to your soul, and well, if they are blue as the bluest water, it’s our friend Dylan. If they are a rich brown, then Dermot is your man.
How else can we decipher these two, dear readers? Who else would you like me to sort out?