As we wrap up 2012, we at The Occasional can't help but look back at the year that shaped us, the world that gave us the events we covered, and most importantly the white people who set the examples that the rest of of us follow. Without those hardworking whites, we would not exist. None of us would. And it's time we honored them, the forgotten race.
#1 Best white person of 2012
She was hailed as the "Marlon Brando of the WASP set" at the young age of 15 after her statically electric performance as Angela Chase in My So Called Life. At 16, she fulfilled every white woman's fantasy twice over and played Juliet to Leonardo DiCaprio's Romeo in Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet." Now, she does what all white people do after they've peaked: fight terrorism on Showtime. So just how did Homeland's heroine win the distinctive honor of The Occasional's Best White Person Of The Year?
Claire "Catherine" Danes – better known as "Claire" Danes – certainly come a long way from her humble beginnings in New York City's economically grim Upper West Side! She's been acting since she was 13 and calling the shots since before she could drive. How much whiter could someone's life story be? Unreal!
Despite her lifelong success, she's never been afraid to try something new in the indie film circuit. From "Shopgirl" to "Igby Goes Down" to "Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines" Claire has always been able to spot an indie script and, with her star power, give it the legitimacy that it deserves. We at The Occasional are sure that in the future she will heralded alongside such white actress luminaries as Liz Taylor, Meryl Streep, Annette Benning, and that white lady who looks like a boy and was in that boxing movie.
Claire Dane's acting has been described as as "magnificent," "amazing," and "that one face she makes that looks like she just bit into a burrito full of spiders." Not just anyone can make water come out of their face the way Claire can, and that's why she's our White Person Of The Year. Catch her every Sunday night on Homeland!