The new Alice in Wonderland stills caught my eye today, in part because I’d almost forgotten about one costar in particular: Crispin Glover, who plays the Knave of Hearts. A few years ago I went to see a screening of Glover’s deeply strange art films What Is It? and It Is Fine. Everything Is Fine! that featured among other things, an actor with cerebral palsy and repeated deaths of snails via salt. I came away from Glover’s post-screening Q&A reminded of what an odd duck he is — though a thoughtful and articulate one who seemed determined to pursue his own artistic interests no matter where they took him. (He also happens to star in the the third segment of The Beaver Trilogy, the cult mashup that I keep returning to. If you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely worth a look — George McFly doesn’t have anything on the Orkly Kid.) What do you think about Crispin? Fascinating character or just plain strange? And are you glad to see him in a high-profile movie again?

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