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Epitome Monday: Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion at the 2005 Serenity premiere.Image via WikipediaWhen my copy of Entertainment Weekly arrived with Nathan Fillion on the cover last week, I knew he would be the actor I wanted to talk about today.

I would commend you to pick up the issue because it does a fine job looking at the man's career.
You might recognize him from "Desperate Housewives." He did do a season on there.

You might even recognize him from his earlier ABC work on "Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place" (BAD TITLE) with a future previous entry: Ryan Reynolds. Who knew they were both Canadian?

You PROBABLY know him from his current role in ABC's "Castle."
He has had a few notable movie turns like the wrong Ryan in "Saving Private Ryan." Or written off turns in "Slither" or "White Noise 2."

Fillion has done a lot of work on TV that did not last. An appearance in "Lost." The aforementioned season of "Desperate Housewives." Or even the Fox short season of "Drive."

No role will epitomize Fillion more than Malcom Reynolds from "Firefly" and "Serenity." Sure, he has done some fantastic voice work on "Justice League" and even the "Venture Brothers," but nothing appeals to his fans or myself more than this role.

Fillion owned this short-lived, Joss Whedon creation (and later worked with him again on Buffy and Dr. Horrible). The show was great and was done justice by its ensemble, but this man and this role were the beating heart of it.

What say you? Are you a "Browncoat?" Could you tell me different on Fillion?

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