It’s Time We Talk About Daniel Radcliffe And The Extremely Chaotic Energy He Radiates
Who knew Harry Potter would end up playing a farting corpse with a forever boner?
While Daniel Radcliffe is best known for his role as Harry in Harry Potter, his strangely chaotic energy is probably his second most notable quality.
We’ve been following Daniel’s journey as actor and celebrity since he was just 11 years old when he starred in The Philosopher’s Stone. Now 30, since completing all his Harry Potter obligations, Daniel has taken on roles that have been quite questionable.
Shoutout to Daniel Radcliffe’s gloriously chaotic career choices since wrapping the HP films. pic.twitter.com/4zBOZgH8gi
— Julia Teti (@jltet14) January 16, 2020
Daniel’s love of genre jumping has landed him in some pretty strange movies over the last few years. For example, his latest project, Guns Akimbo literally has the man running around with guns for hands. Totally normal.
Then there’s Horns, the dark fantasy horror film where Radcliffe grow horns after he’s blamed for his girlfriends murder. But the pièce de résistance of odd career choices was his role in Swiss Army Man, where Daniel played a farting corpse.
Vanity Fair called the film the “strangest movie in Sundance Film Festival history,” and, look, I can see why. Perhaps it was the constant corpse boner that was used as a compass to help the suicidal man on the island escape. Or maybe it was the fact that the corpse doubled as jet-ski. I mean, it also could’ve just been the little detail that all the actions of the corpse were powered by dead body farts.
That isn’t to say that Daniel hasn’t also pivoted to some more serious areas since his time on Harry Potter, like with his undercover Nazi film, Imperium, or the Allen Ginsberg biopic, Kill Your Darlings. But fuck, we just really can’t ignore all those weird indie choices Daniel has made.
Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood going from being the faces of immensely popular fantasy franchises in the 2000s to careers entirely based around super weird genre movies which alienate most general audiences is a mad flex and I respect it entirely pic.twitter.com/SecS7Cri4r
— rob trench (@robtrench) January 29, 2020
In his defence, Daniel initially did jump around genres to show versatility after Harry Potter but now claims that he just picks roles that are different and fun. “Directly after Potter, it was a real concern of mine [to show my versatility as an actor], but now, I think it’s just a part of how I pick roles,” Daniel told Entertainment Tonight. “I don’t want to repeat myself, because that’s not fun for me, but not because it’s a part of any huge grand plan to continue to distance myself from Potter.”
And if anything, Daniel’s filmography proves that the man has range. But Daniel we get it. You are not a wizard anymore. You made sure we were well aware of that when you whipped your dick out in Equus in front of a live-audience before the Harry Potter series even ended.
Beyond Daniel’s acting choices there was also his rapping talents that came totally left of field. In 2014, Daniel went onto The Jimmy Fallon Show and rapped ‘Alphabet Aerobics’ by Blackalicious much to the surprise of pretty much everyone. But the rap, much like his energy, was completely chaotic. The song is a total nerdy alliteration flex and features a stressful climb in speed — which is why it matched Daniel Radcliffe so perfectly.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKdV5FvXLuI
Let’s also not forget about the iconic dog-walking photo that made everyone take notice of Daniel’s extremely chaotic energy back in 2014. While filming Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, paparazzi snapped a photo of Daniel Radcliffe smoking a cigarette with about 12 dogs attached to his hips. While staged for the film, the fact Daniel walking an absurd amount of dogs was totally believable is a testament to the exact energy I’m talking about — unbelievably chaotic.
But I’m not the only one to pick up on it either — the headlines attached to the ex-Harry Potter stars name are actually fucking bonkers. “Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe mistaken for homeless man,” wrote news.com.au.
“Daniel Radcliffe got really ill drinking water with anti-freeze in it,” BBC reported. And not to bring it back to the farting dead body again, but Variety’s “Daniel Radcliffe’s Farting Corpse Movie Prompts Walk-Outs” headline always take the cake.
In conclusion, Daniel Radcliffe is absolutely cooked and I can’t get enough.
daniel radcliffe radiates such a big chaotic energy and i respect him for that pic.twitter.com/dMpwkilYJW
— 𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒊𝒓𝒆 (@siriusclaw) January 15, 2020