I have tried to stay away from the obvious with this Rob Lowe focussed top five list and highlight some of those movies which I have personally enjoyed. The accomplished performer began his acting career at 15 years old in the ABC sitcom A New Kind of Family. Lowe has gone one to establish himself as one of the very best actors of his generation.
My favourite Rob Lowe movie is the 1984 release Oxford Blues. Lowe plays the brash Nick De Angelo, a young man desperate to move from the States to the UK and gain access to the prestigious Oxford University. De Angelo manages to fund the journey thanks to an evening at a casino just like www.casinoroo.io and also finds a friend who is able to hack into the admissions system. Fellow Brat Packer Ally Sheedy co-stars.
Rob Lowe’s career somewhat stalled following the discovery of a questionable sex tape. The film that re-launched Rob’s career was the hilarious Wayne’s World. This was a complete change of pace for Lowe but as his acting career progressed, Rob took on further comedic roles, with shows such as Parks and Recreation and Californication showcasing just what a great comedy actor he is. Party On!
This 1986 release follows 17 year old Dean Youngblood’s journey from farmhand to all the way to the NHL. Although this movie was met with mixed reviews, Youngblood does have a substantial fanbase. This is not surprising considering Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves make up part of the cast!
The Hotel New Hampshire
The Hotel New Hampshire gives me similar vibes to Oxford Blues and could well be due to the fact that this is a co-production between the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Rob Lowe plays John, one of five children from the Berry family. The Berrys decide to open a hotel near to the school attended by their children. They call it the Hotel New Hampshire.
This had to make the top five simply for the fact James Spader stars alongside Rob Lowe in a psychological thriller. Although the film itself wasn’t met with huge critical acclaim, the performances of both Lowe and Spader were praised. I could envisage both lead actors playing either role, but the dynamic with Rob Lowe playing the bad guy is edge of your seat stuff at times.