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?