If you're slightly on the younger side like me, the name James Woods was just something that came up randomly in episodes of "Family Guy." Though I never question who he was or why he was there, the running joke is simply that he is a native of Rhode Island, the state where the show is set.
But that little bit of TV trivia is not why we're here.
Like a lot of famous men, we're here to discuss James Woods' overall creepiness and alleged predatory behavior.
If you haven't yet heard, yesterday James tweeted his thoughts about the movie "Call Me By Your Name," a new movie about the romance between a 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy. And let's just say the reaction is probably not what he had hoped.
Didn't you date a 19 year old when you were 60.......?
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) September 11, 2017
Armie (cute name btw) is the star of the film and like most good people, he felt morally obligated to remind James of his own previously creepy transgressions. But it doesn't end there.
Amber Tamblyn added some much-needed fuel to the fire and tweeted: "James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. 'I'm 16' I said. 'Even better' he said."
And just to make sure the world — a.k.a. people on Twitter — knows she's serious, Amber tweeted the following evidence today:
Since I know people love to question the intengrity and honesty of women when they come forward with stories like this, here you go. pic.twitter.com/rchYilrjuZ
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 12, 2017
Of course, James said the story was a lie in a reply to tweet from a fan, but evidence that the 70-year-old actor has a thing for young girls becomes pretty undeniable when you put it all together.
Which I did. And I don't know whether or not to say "you're welcome" or "I'm sorry," so here ya go: The history of creepy incidents, girls James Woods has dated, and weird quotes that seem to back up Amber Tamblyn's claims that likes younger women:
1. He started dating his most recent girlfriend (that I know of) when she was 20 and he was 66.
As far as I can tell, Woods is still dating Kristen Bauguess, who he started seeing in 2013 when she was 20 and he was 66. Girl was arrested for drug possession just a few weeks before they first publicly stepped out, she has like a dozen names, and when they first started dating they were way too cutesy for comfort on Twitter.
I respect the fact that everyone has the right to date whoever they want (even if they're 46 years their senior), but one can't help but mention that she could almost be his granddaughter.
2. Before that, he dated Ashley Madison — beginning when she was 19.
Do you see a pattern yet?
James met Ashley when she was 19. They dated for a whopping seven years before breaking up so, I'm just taking a wild guess here, James could trade her in for a younger model. Because if you're 26 you're basically grandma.
The even creepier part of their love story is that Ashley is the daughter of one of James' golfing buddies — and he first met her when she was five.
I can't imagine marrying one of my dad's golfing buddies without barfing a little in my mouth. No offense Tim.
3. That really gross time he talked too much about his experience with Viagra.
In an interview in 2000, he said the following cringe-worthy thing about a time he tried Viagra with his girlfriend.
"We had sex for six hours, 37 minutes. I'm surprised I didn't die of a heart attack."
4. This creepy thing he said about a young Gwyneth Paltrow.
In that same article, he made more creepy comments about young actresses at the time. He said he would have made the moves on Gwyneth Paltrow if it weren't for her mother.
"I acted with her mother [Blythe Danner] and I'd feel like I was robbing the cradle."
OH. Glad he's found some sort of moral line not to cross.
5. This creepy/offensive exchange he had with Heather Graham when they dated.
He supportively replied: "How do you know you'll get the same attention from men when you're that age?"
Heather savagely questioned, "Oh, you just like me for my blond hair, my blue eyes and my big t---?" And when James took too long to respond, she left. Smart move.
6. This inappropriate encounter he had with a 15-year-old Melanie Griffith.
For this, I'll just let James do the talking.
"I've known her since she was 15 years old. You cannot even imagine what she looked like then. When she was 16, she said to me: 'Oh, I have this boyfriend,' and I asked, 'Does your mom approve of it?' and she said, 'She'd better. I've been fucking him since I was 14.' I thought, 'Here's a rather rare character.' It was always sort of destined that we were going to be together somehow.
7. And this super creepy way he described a young Winona Ryder — and pretty much all young girls.
Here's the Q&A with James and his interviewer:
Winona Ryder is supernaturally beautiful. She has a poetic beauty. I don't know what the circumstances would be of my doing a scene with someone of her age or her look, though.
Q: There's a not-quite-ready-to-grow-up quality about her, almost childishness.
A: You say that as if it's a bad thing. [Laughing] I'm joking. I see what you're saving, but I think she's a charlotte russe--a chocolate éclair with a gooey center.
Fingers crossed no one ever refers to me as having a "gooey center."
Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, true crime, dating, relationships and everything in between. Every Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango’s Facebook page. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz).