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Ben Kingsley Plays Punk Legend Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat

I have no idea why this video even exists other than to promote Mean magazine, but as a fan of Ben Kinsgley and a super-fan of Minor Threat, it definitely made me confused and even a little embarrassed. He’s one of the world’s most respected actors, couldn’t he have at least learned the lyrics to the song? There are only maybe 50 words to remember and approximately 30 of them are "We’re just a minor threat," over and over.

Kissing that Olson twin in The Wackness must really have knocked something loose in that 65-year-old head of his. Maybe next they can get Robert Duvall to play a young Henry Rollins or Tony Danza to play a Misfits-era Danzig. Actually, I would watch that last one. Here’s a video of what the real Minor Threat looked like with the pre-NPR Ian at the Helm. (Fast forward to 1:15 if you want to get right to the mayhem)

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