A happy 44th birthday to the actor Ben Shenkman today, who played the best role in Angels in America, Louis. "'Louis' the best role?" you ask incredulously. "But what about the angel? The sassy nurse? The conflicted gay Mormon? The conflicted gay Mormon's wife? The monstrous homophobe closet-case dying of AIDS? The ghost lady?" Nope, it's Louis. All the convincing you need is in these two pictures, I says back.