I focused that post on giving some background information on Rex Manning Day and the actor Maxwell Caulfield, who played Rex Manning.
I will continue to celebrate Empire Records and Rex Manning Day every April 8th. Each year I will discuss one character from that 90s cult classic movie.
Today I will focus on the character Mark, played by Ethan Embry. Embry is known for having major roles in coincidently 2 of my favorite 90s films
Mark from Empire Records
He also played Preston Meyers in Can't Hardly Wait
The character Mark was a base for how my midteen years were.
Like Mark I was in a band.
I listened to Gwar.
I dyed my hair blonde.
I wore ringer shirts.
I had a metal chain I wore around my neck.
Ethan's character definitely helped influence my physical appearance.
In 1995 when Empire Records came out I was only 14 and liked the goofiness of Ethan's character. He was fun and likable by everyone despite having different tastes in music than other mainstream acts.
My absolute favorite scene in the movie is when "Warren" tries to steal a few CDs and Mark screams (with his voice cracking) SHOPLIFTER!!!!
Ethan was only a few years older than me (he was born in 1978) when I became aware of his acting career.
I was able to secure the red autograph numbered to 10 copies over a year ago.
Cutch is 6 for 37 in his career on Rex Manning Day. Good thing we aren't dwelling.
Are you a fan of Empire Records?
If so who is your favorite character?