Cary Joji Fukunaga

So Dave and I do this thing where we write comments on each other’s Blog of Funny Names posts before they’re published.* It feels a lot like passing notes in homeroom, but with more puns and a bigger vocabulary. It’s adorable, in an unabashedly nerdy sort of way. Honestly, the man makes me regress to my so-totally-super-mature-high-school-self on a regular basis.


Today we’re so totally talking about my super cool new Imaginary Boyfriend.

Everyone, meet Cary Joji Fukunaga.

Cary is a 36 year old film and television director who enjoys creating stark, windswept adaptations of romantic Gothic literature starring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska, and truly haunting slices of Southern America populated by characters with names like Rust Cohle. 

Cary Fukunaga

* In my notes for today’s post, I indicated this would be my new favourite piece that I’ve written to date. Dr. McDreamy over there called that a “bold proclamation” – obviously, he underestimated how deeply I would be impacted by the, erm, research that was required for this post.

love amb


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Would rather spend time in TV land than Corporate World. Writes at and wishes she was more like Ingrid Bergman.
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23 Responses to Cary Joji Fukunaga

  1. ksbeth says:

    thanks for sharing this amb, and some simply do not appreciate the sacrifices we are willing to make for the sake of our art.

  2. wdydfae says:

    I really like this minimal text concept! You’re an example for us all!

    As you will see.

    Again and again!

    • amb says:

      Aww, thanks Diddz. I try to alternate my posts between being amb-ish (ie talking a lot) and being … um … amb-ish (ie swooning a lot). Just trying to give my readers the complete and well rounded amb experience!

  3. Arto says:

    Ooh, a real auteur on the BoFN. Lovely choice. I’ve actually not seen the big fancy HBO series or the gothic hauntingness, but I did see his first film Sin Nombre, which is terrific. His name just rolls off the tongue too, doesn’t it? Good stuff!

    • amb says:

      Why thank you! I thought so, too. 😉

      I have to admit that while I hate Jane Eyre on principle (I’m sorry, dude keeps his wife locked away and left for dead in her own attic and is supposed to be some sort of Romantic Ideal?! Really, Charlotte?? REALLY?!?) I do love the gothic hauntingness. Because Fassbender.

      I haven’t seen Sin Nombre, but I’ve heard great things. It’s on the list!

  4. Dave says:

    Haha, I actually forget writing that note, but I do agree that was a bold proclamation. Still, there’s a good chance you’ve outdone yourself! Way to go, Amb!

  5. kerbey says:

    He doesn’t look very Japanese in that shot. I thought it was a young Bruce Springsteen with all that Jersey attitude.

  6. Oh, yeah. He’s worth the potential risk of living the rest of your life as Mrs. Fuku.

  7. Liz says:

    I think he’s looking right at you, amb! And didn’t he just finish saying something like, “Amb, you rock my world and you’re the only one for me. Come here, babe. Now.” ?? That’s what I got from the photo.

    Here’s the big Question: Is he knocking anyone off your list or moving another IB down a notch?

    • amb says:

      gasp! Liz!! You’re right!! That is exactly what he’s saying !!! Oh my, that sounded good in my head. Thanks for that 🙂

      That is a big Question indeed. At the moment, my Top 5 spots are full, but there’s a very good chance indeed that Cory has knocked someone else off the bottom of the list 😉

  8. Marti says:

    So tell me Amb, if you were to marry Mr Dreamy would you take his surname? This could be a sign of true love

    • amb says:

      I think you’re right and that would really show the depth of my love and devotion, Marti! Like C&C said above, I think he’s worth it 😉

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