If your respon­se to the title is “Because it’s dull, you twit”, than you love Alan Rick­man. or Robin Hood. But prob­a­bly you love Alan Rick­man.

Today is Alan Rickman’s birth­day. YAY!

Why is Alan Rick­man so great? LET ME TELL YOU:

–Alan Rick­man loves the the­ater so much (AS HE SHOULD) that he has turned down mul­ti­ple movie roles in favor of live the­ater. You can often see him in shows in New York, and he is amaz­ing.

Private Lives

Pri­vate Lives

–When Alan Rick­man was young, he had a speech imped­i­ment and had to have vocal train­ing. This leads us to today, where is voice is the most amaz­ing thing ever. It even has its own face­book page.

yeah­h­h­hh.… we all do.

–I’m sure all you geeks knew this like a mil­lion years ago, but it needs to be men­tioned again. Alan Rick­man was J.K. Rowling’s first pick for the char­ac­ter of Snape. In fact, she gave him insid­er tips about the char­ac­ter BEFORE BOOKS WERE RELEASED. HE KNEW ALL ALONG.

No one else could have done Snape like Alan Rick­man. <3

–Accord­ing to IMDB, Alan Rick­man turned down the role of Sher­iff in Robin Hood; Prince of Thieves twice before he was told that he could have com­plete con­trol over his inter­pre­ta­tion of the char­ac­ter. And then he did an amaz­ing job cre­at­ing the Sher­iff of Not­ting­ham. like whoa.

That’s it then. Can­cel the kitchen scraps for lep­ers and orphans, no more mer­ci­ful behead­ings, and call off Christ­mas.”

– In the film­ing of Die Hard, the shot where Hans Gru­ber falls from the top of the build­ing was  was actu­al­ly Alan Rick­man being dropped by a stunt­man from a 20-foot high mod­el onto an air bag. To get a gen­uine sur­prised look, the stunt­man dropped him on the count of two instead of three.

what about THREE?

That’s just a few things in the list of Awe­some Alan Rick­man Facts.

And to fin­ish it off, here are some amaz­ing pic­tures and videos of him being sexy and amaz­ing!



So, what do you think?