(UPDATE: BILLY ZANE ANSWERED.)
So after 5 years of stupid tweets, we did it. Billy Zane responded, and honestly he couldn't have been a cooler dude.
Oh, sorry…pocket dial.— Billy Zane (@BillyZane) July 9, 2021
Kidding! You guys are awesome! Honestly never read one of these as I’m never on twitter. Thanks for your perseverance and dedication you wild men. Meet me over @billyzane and I will blank you there too for 5 years!— Billy Zane (@BillyZane) July 9, 2021
On Instagram I mean…See? Forgot that was my handle here too. Have a great Friday you Maverick Renegades— Billy Zane (@BillyZane) July 9, 2021
There you have it. Perseverance and dedication. Also 'Maverick Renegades' is my new band name.
It all started on one fateful July evening in 2016. My friend Justin and I had a few drinks, and started quoting the most obscure Titanic one-liners. As the night progressed, we genuinely wanted to know what Billy Zane had been up to. We knew he was fresh off the heels of Zoolander 2, but we wanted to dig deeper. So instead of using IMDB or Google, we went straight to the source. Here's what ensued.
As you can see our hashtag was born rather quickly.
Eventually our curiosity got the better of us and we had to ask. Why was he not nominated for his role as Cal in Titanic?
Back to the quotes.
Asking the important questions.
But listen, we realize Billy is a busy guy. It became clear that he wasn't going to respond to two random dudes on a whim. We called it a night.
Our mission of showering Billy Zane with compliments and appreciation hit a snag one month later. He had been active on Twitter but it seems as though we were too late.
So we tried again in September. Also, Billy Zane: Big Serena Williams guy.
Let's be real for a second, Billy Zane has much bigger fish to fry than answering two imbeciles on Twitter. So we waited...
@BillyZane what you think about an origin story for Cal?— Justin Anderson (@JustRayAnde) December 16, 2018
No Oscar nomination for the role of Cal was just silly.— Zach Nading (@ZachNading_) December 16, 2018
As the great poets Smash Mouth once said; "The years start coming and they don't stop coming." Fast forward to 2020.
@BillyZane hey man checking in, you good?— Justin Anderson (@JustRayAnde) March 23, 2020
Deep into the pandemic...
@BillyZane bro you staying safe??— Justin Anderson (@JustRayAnde) July 27, 2020
The holidays bring out the best in us.
Up until now we still have yet to hear back from Billy Zane. But we'll never stop bringing the support. We'll be hyping Billy until all of us are way too old to be on Twitter.
From Titanic to Robot Chicken and every cameo in between. We've got nothing but love for this legendary actor. Keep doing you, Billy Zane!