The Lazy Genius Collective

Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

Who's Our Favorite Bill?

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! I hope you're all enjoying a cozy house full of leftovers, board games, and multiple napping surfaces. Or if you're into it... a cold sidewalk in the middle of the night. (Black Friday and I are not friends.)

Take a quick break from doing your puzzle or buying one in a saturated Walmart, and vote for your favorite Bill! But before we do that, last week was CLOSE. We voted for our favorite Zach, and it was a beautiful moment as every single Zach got a decent pull of votes. But your winner?

Zachary Levi is your favorite Zach!

Quinto was a close second, but Levi tipped the scales. Who would've thought there'd be so many Zachs! Bill isn't a surprising name, but you'll be super surprised at how hard it will be to cast your vote. Good luck.


Billy Burke

Where We've Seen Him

The Twilight movies, Revolution, Rizzoli & Isles, 24, and the coffee bean guy on Gilmore Girls

Why We Love Him

It's a niche pick, but it's possible he's your favorite. Sometimes we latch onto celebrities and love them forever, even if they usually play creepy murderers or out-of-touch dads. But if the real guy is anything like the most real character I've seen him play, aka on Gilmore Girls, he's worth liking.


Billy Crystal

Where We've Seen Him

When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bridge, City Slickers, Analyze This, and Monsters Inc.

Why We Love Him

Because he's Billy Crystal. Did you know his dream was to be a baseball player? He even went to college on a baseball scholarship! But the program was cancelled the season he started (it was a small school), so he moved back home to New York and enrolled in community college and majored in theater. And the rest is history. Also he's been married to one woman since 1970. In fact, he's claimed she the first girl he ever dated. WHAT IS HAPPENING I LOVE YOU BILLY CRYSTAL.


Billy Eichner

Where We've Seen Him

Parks and Rec, Difficult People, Billy on the Street, and a beloved fixture on a number of red carpets and late night couches.

Why We Love Him

He's a unique bird, but gracious does he crack me up. I'm always in awe of artists who create their own work, and Billy is one of those. He writes, acts, produces, and talks to random people on the street to create his work and make people laugh. I. Love. Him.


Bill Hader

Where We've Seen Him

Saturday Night Live, Documentary Now, Inside Out, Trainwreck, Superbad, The Mindy Project, and an unsung but powerful film The Skeleton Twins

Why We Love Him

He's stupid talented. His characters on SNL were consistently the best on screen, and - let's be real - he convincingly played a romantic lead in Trainwreck without being even remotely close to romantic lead material. He's humble, funny, and smart. Cliche but important.


Bill Murray

Where We've Seen Him

Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Saturday Night Live, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, Zombieland, Lost in Translation, What About Bob, Caddyshack... I mean good grief.

Why We Love Him

He's the guy who pops into your wedding and takes photos with your guests. He cries over the World Series. He owned the 80s and early 90s starring in a ton of iconic comedies, he was nominated for an Oscar for Lost in Translation which is a decidedly non-funny film, and he's probably eating leftover Thanksgiving turkey at Wes Anderson's house right now. The guy can do it all and does it all well. 


Bill Paxton

Where We've Seen Him

Apollo 13, Twister, Big Love, Titanic, Tombstone, Nightcrawler, and Edge of Tomorrow

Why We Love Him

He's been around a long time, biding his time, starting out as a set dresser, writing and producing his own short films, and getting bit parts until a consistent career as the Second Guy. And he plays the second guy oh so well. 

P.S. Everyone has mixed him up with Bill Pullman at least once.


Bill Pullman

Where We've Seen Him

While You Were Sleeping, Independence Day, Newsies, Sleepless in Seattle, and A League of Their Own. 

Why We Love Him

He's been in a few of my favorite movies, so it's hard to ignore the guy. He's been quiet the last 10-15 years, not doing anything critically or commercially popular, but he did grow a fabulous beard. Plus - we have to mention - he's been married since 1987. High five, Pullman.

P.S. Everyone has mixed him up with Bill Paxton at least once.


Time to vote!