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Josh Lucas Turns Us On -- to Movies, Music & More

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Josh Lucas may not be the first person you think of when picking a bad guy for a Nicolas Cage thriller — he was so adorably nice in "Sweet Home Alabama" — but that didn't stop the makers of his latest film, "Stolen," in theaters Friday.

In the movie, he kidnaps his former partner's teenage daughter and gives Cage only 12 hours to deliver some serious dough (like, bank-robbing amounts of dough) and keep her alive.

Thankfully, he's a bit more like the rom-com version of himself — which can also be seen in "Red Dog," currently available on DVD and On Demand — in real life. And, as such, he has some awesomely interesting tastes when it comes to movies, music and more. How do we know? Because we asked him to turn us on to his favorite pop culture picks.

Movies

Alive Films

'Betty Blue'

This erotic French romance from the '80s is one of the sexiest films ever, pulsing with brilliant performances, beautiful cinematography, great direction, an excellent score and a nearly perfect film in my opinion.

'The Bad News Bears'

The original from the '70s is funny, honest and has surprising depth. Walter Matheu is truly great. They just don't make them like this any more and couldn't get away with it without causing uproar these days.

'A Prophet'

This recent French prison movie [from 2009] is possibly the best film in years from any country.

Music

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Emeli Sandé

She's the next Beyonce.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Great music, great scene. Check out this wonderful musical circus and play along.

'Baba O'Riley' by The Who

One of the greatest songs ever.

TV Shows

Comedy Central

'South Park'

I heard the other day that a certain famous episode inspired people within a cult to save themselves and leave.

The NFL

The best most entertaining drama on TV every week, nearly every game.

Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show'

The best show on TV.

Books

Harper

'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera

It's sexy, funny, deep, political and just a great read.

'The Brothers Karamazov' by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Because when I forced myself to read and comprehend at least one page a day, it actually inspired me so much I changed my life. ART. Period.

Web

'It Rubs the Lotion on Its Skin...'

This is a remix of "Silence of the Lambs" and this editor is talented. It's bizarre but, if you give it a while, it's kinda funny and way creative. It's not been seen by many people yet.

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