Amanda Hocking

An Open Letter to Jonathan Taylor Thomas

September 9th, 2010 by
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Dear Jonathan Taylor Thomas:

On you’re twenty-ninth birthday (or the day after, when this posts), I think its time to take a moment to reflect upon your life. All the things you’ve accomplished. Six or seven seasons on Home Improvement, the voice of Simba, maintaing flawless skin throughout your teenage years, graduating from Columbia with a degree in something science-y, and successfully avoiding the pitfalls of young Hollywood.

So kudos to you for doing something that only about 4 other actors have done before you. (I’m thinking Natalie Portman, Claire Danes, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Neil Patrick Harris. So you’re in very good company.) (But why do all the boys have 3 names?)

But you know what the rest of those people did differently than you? They still act.

Don’t get me wrong. That’s not a bash against you. I just think that it’s time you come back. You took some time off. You grew up off-camera for awhile. But it’s been at least 5 years since I’ve seen you on film, and that’s long enough.

Do you know who the number one heartthrob in America is right now? Robert Pattinson. No disrepect meant to him or his fans, but have you seen him?

He does deep brooding vampires well and good, but let’s be honest, he’s no Jonathan Taylor Thomas. An entire generation is being deprived of your acting chops and your illogically perfect skin.

Sure, I did go through a phase where I questioned my sexuality when I realized that you look exactly like Jo from Facts of Life. Then I realized that you’re both just really pretty and she’s a little butch and I got over it.

You also look much like a young Val Kilmer, but I’m not going into that now, because then I’d have go into that whole thing about how Val Kilmer doesn’t look like Val Kilmer anymore, and that’s too long and too off-point.

The point is: It’s time to come back.

And Happy Birthday! 

Sincerely, your fan,

Amanda Hocking

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  • Tina smith says:

    Maybe you should put him in a movie about one of your books.
    It could be his big comeback. He could be Peter from my blood approves…or Lux from Virtue.

  • Amanda says:

    lol. I totally agree. I had my fair share of JTT posters growing up. 🙂

  • a-Ron says:

    Second word – “your” not “you’re.”

    Not grammar Nazi-ing, just figured it was a typo.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’m friends with his Uncle Jeff who is a phenomenal actor

  • Annette Lyon says:

    Holy cow. Never would have the two pictures together but you’re totally right. I always thought Jo looked like Val Kilmer. Now I know JTT does too.

  • F.E. Sewell says:

    Best. Post. Ever.

    Forget good advice and important information. THIS is what blogging is all about.

    Thanks for the lolz!

  • Anonymous says:

    lol….I’m a little too old for JTT but I do have to say one thing about Robert Pattinson…he’s frightening and I think the makeup artists work hard to make him look good and even then it tends to be scary and not in a sexy vampire way. hehe!!!

  • I vote for him to come back too.

  • Karen Smith says:

    You are so right. Even Val Kilmer doesn’t look like Val Kilmer anymore. It’s so terrifically sad.

    I’m a wee bit older and JTT has always been a kid to me, but I have to admit that top photo sure makes me want to change my viewpoint.

  • Cara Lunell says:

    I would go see anything he did. Joseph Gordon Levitt got a comeback, why shouldn’t JTT??