Over half a century later, the debate rages on. Earlier this year, Iceland's president said he would ban pineapple on pizzas if he had that sort of power. On the other side of the argument, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: "I have a pineapple. I have a pizza. And I stand behind this delicious Southwestern Ontario creation." We laugh now, but the future will look back on this moment as the start of the First Great Icelandic/Canadian War.
June 16: The Director Of Your Favorite Training Montages
John G. Avildsen, director of Rocky and the first three Karate Kid movies.
Avildsen directed some of the best movies of the '70s and '80s, the most important of which was obviously The Karate Kid. But hey, Rocky wasn't bad either.
Avildsen wasn't all that interested in boxing when he first came across Sylvester Stallone's script for Rocky. He thought of boxing as "sort of a dumb thing." But he read on, and the script finally won him over when Rocky stopped to talk to Cuff and Link, his pet turtles. That bit charmed Avildsen, who then recognized it for the great character drama that it is. He made one hell of a movie, won the Best Director Oscar for it, and spawned a franchise -- all because of a couple of adorable reptiles.
.United ArtistsThat was before the sophisticated character study was replaced by robot butlers and cold war supervillains