Frane Selak: The Luckiest of Unlucky Men

NOTE: “As of this date, none of Selak’s claims have been independently verified.” But as my father always says, why let facts get in the way of a good story?

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For some reason, I keep thinking about is the opening of Magnolia. Except Sydney Barringer would have been the Unluckiest of Lucky Men, right? (Also, I really, really like Ricky Jay. That is all.)

Well, almost all. Because I can’t let Selak go without mentioning this little curiosity, which is just icing on the cake:

An American company, This & That Visuals, made a short cartoon about Selak’s life in which they gave him a moustache.

Selak doesn’t have a moustache and took offence to this, claiming, “they did it to make people laugh at me”.

The 85-year-old now wants This & That Visuals to pay him for the ‘indignity’ it caused him.


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About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, being amazed by his (currently) lone daughter, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.