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#461 User is offline   Dean Adam Smithee 

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 10:58 PM

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Actor Michael J Pollard, aged 80.

https://variety.com/...ses-1203413369/


“Michael J. Pollard was one of a kind. Made every film he was in better. You sat up and took notice,”
- Larry Karaszewski


REGARDLESS of what your particular craft or skill is, a compliment like this means much.

R.I.P.
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Posted 22 November 2019 - 11:16 PM

I only saw Pollard in one role that stunk: "Cousin Virgil" on the Andy Griffith Show. He was awful. But then, it was just an awful part in a throwaway episode; nobody could've made it any better.

He was great in everything else I ever saw him in. I suppose his "C.W. Moss" in Bonnie & Clyde is his most famous role, but he was in a jillion other things too. I remember him in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, Little Fauss and Big Halsy, Wild Angels, plus TV shows like Route 66 and Gunsmoke and too many more to remember them all.

RIP Michael.

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 09:42 AM

Hannibal Brooks for me.
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Posted 23 November 2019 - 12:21 PM

View Postscotsman, on 23 November 2019 - 09:42 AM, said:

Hannibal Brooks for me.


Isn't that the one with the elephant?

Oh wait, nevermind - I'll google it.

Yup, that's the one.

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 11:51 AM

Actor Ron Leibman. 82.

Actor Robert Walker Jr, aged 79.
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Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:22 PM

View Postscotsman, on 07 December 2019 - 11:51 AM, said:

Actor Ron Leibman. 82.

Actor Robert Walker Jr, aged 79.


I remember Robert Walker jr., but don't recognize Ron Leibman.

In any case RIP both.

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 10:23 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 07 December 2019 - 12:22 PM, said:

I remember Robert Walker jr., but don't recognize Ron Leibman.

In any case RIP both.

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Married to Linda Lavin at one time.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 12:03 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 07 December 2019 - 12:22 PM, said:

I remember Robert Walker jr., but don't recognize Ron Leibman.

In any case RIP both.

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View Postscotsman, on 07 December 2019 - 10:23 PM, said:

Married to Linda Lavin at one time.

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I remember Leibman for precisely one film. I've always been a fan of Donald E. Westlake's "Dortmunder" series of comic crime novels. But they've never translated well to film. Perfect example is The Hot Rock (1972). Even with A-list actors Robert Redford and George Segal in the lead roles - Leibman play Stan Murch the getaway driver - the film did a paltry $3mil at the box office. Compare to, that same year The Godfather did $133mil, Poseidon Adventure did $93mil, and Deliverance did $46mil. The Hot Rock didn't even make the top ten; Number ten was Jeremiah Johnson at $19 mil which also starred Redford.

*I* liked The Hot Rock, even if nobody else did. But that is to say that I merely liked it; I wouldn't go shouting from the rootops, "Hey you gotta see this film." I can't quite put my finger on anything 'wrong' with the film, it just didn't 'click'. But I think I've seen it enough times over the years - when it just happens to be on and nothing better is - that If I'd have ever seen Leibman in anything else I'd likely have thought "Hey, that's Stan Murch".


R.I.P. Ron Leibman.




And... "Afghanistan Banana Stand"

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 12:39 PM

View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 08 December 2019 - 12:03 PM, said:

I remember Leibman for precisely one film. I've always been a fan of Donald E. Westlake's "Dortmunder" series of comic crime novels. But they've never translated well to film. Perfect example is The Hot Rock (1972). Even with A-last actors Robert Redford and George Segal in the lead roles - Leibman play Stan Murch the getaway driver - the film did a paltry $3mil at the box office. Compare to, that same year The Godfather did $133mil, Poseidon Adventure did $93mil, and Deliverance did $46mil. The Hot Rock didn't even make the top ten; Number ten was Jeremiah Johnson at $19 mil which also starred Redford.

*I* liked The Hot Rock, even if nobody else did. But that is to say that I merely liked it; I wouldn't go shouting from the rootops, "Hey you gotta see this film." I can't quite put my finger on anything 'wrong' with the film, it just didn't 'click'. But I think I've seen it enough times over the years - when it just happens to be on and nothing better is - that If I'd have ever seen Leibman in anything else I'd likely have thought "Hey, that's Stan Murch".


R.I.P. Ron Leibman.





And... "Afghanistan Banana Stand"


Don't worry, lol, I like it too. Twas on Limey TV in the 80s when I was growing up. In fact, a retro film channel here in the UK has started showing it and its on this week lol.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 06:40 PM

I think we've missed one. I've gone back and looked at all the posts anywhere near Jan 17, 2019 - there's a gap between Jan 11 and Feb 2nd - and can't find mention.

R.I.P Windsor Davies, British actor, best known for the role of Battery Sergeant Major Williams (BSM Williams) on the show It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series, 1974-81).

I was thinking of his trademark "Shut Up" on another thread, and wondered what ever happened to him.

Like our own Gunn'y Sgt R. Lee Ermey (RIP 2018), Davies ALSO came from a legit military background (East Surrey Regiment, Libya and Egypt '50-52) and could lend an authenticity to it.

R.I.P.


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Posted 08 December 2019 - 06:53 PM

Great comedy actor. And as un-PC as its now, Aint Half Hot Mum is a classic sitcom.
Actually its not racist, but the PC bunch don't like that a white man played the lead Indian, browned up.

The irony is of course that said actor (Michael Bates) was actually born and raised in India, loved India and spoke several Indian languages and dialects.
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Posted 08 December 2019 - 06:57 PM

René Auberjonois, aged 79 of lung cancer.
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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:49 PM

View Postscotsman, on 08 December 2019 - 06:53 PM, said:

Great comedy actor. And as un-PC as its now, Aint Half Hot Mum is a classic sitcom.
Actually its not racist, but the PC bunch don't like that a white man played the lead Indian, browned up.

The irony is of course that said actor (Michael Bates) was actually born and raised in India, loved India and spoke several Indian languages and dialects.



I can "speak", I have an "ear", up to a point, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and Russian. Can't read or write a coherent sentence in any of them. I've TRIED, it just doesn't happen, much as I want to.

I am apparently "illiterate" in 4 different languages. LOL
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Posted 08 December 2019 - 08:16 PM

View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 08 December 2019 - 07:49 PM, said:

I can "speak", I have an "ear", up to a point, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and Russian. Can't read or write a coherent sentence in any of them. I've TRIED, it just doesn't happen, much as I want to.

I am apparently "illiterate" in 4 different languages. LOL


Fluent in French, decent German (conversational), basic Spanish and Italian, very basic Arabic. A few phrases in Russian and Japanese.
Tried Dutch, but people kept slapping me on the back, thinking I was choking. :P

Just wish I could speak English. :D
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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:33 PM

View Postscotsman, on 08 December 2019 - 06:57 PM, said:

René Auberjonois, aged 79 of lung cancer.


Remember him mostly from the original movie M*A*S*H as Father Mulcahy (as opposed to the TV version, featuring William Christopher in the role.)
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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:13 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 08 December 2019 - 09:33 PM, said:

Remember him mostly from the original movie M*A*S*H as Father Mulcahy (as opposed to the TV version, featuring William Christopher in the role.)


I liked his role in The Patriot as the minister who went to war.

He always had such unusual features he was easy to pick out, and had a soothing voice.

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 02:38 AM

View PostTicked@TinselTown, on 08 December 2019 - 11:13 PM, said:

I liked his role in The Patriot as the minister who went to war.

He always had such unusual features he was easy to pick out, and had a soothing voice.

RIP


I've never seen that one.

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 07:40 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 09 December 2019 - 02:38 AM, said:

I've never seen that one.

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Mel Gibson starred in it with Heath Ledger and a slew of other folks. I enjoyed it quite a lot. It wasn't without its controversy when the main bad guy's portrayal in the movie caused his descendants to put up a fuss about how his name and reputation were being tarnished, but...

It was a great period movie about The Revolution, what lead up to it, how it affected the people who were involved in it from all walks of life and the determination of the 'rebels' when facing down the might of the British Army to form a new nation.

Now that I think about it, I think I might have to pull that one out of my collection and watch it again.

As a period movie, it's quite good on its own, and, well, as another poster on here has said rather often, I like Mel... :blush:

But the role of the minister was really quite a good one, even though a bit small, it made an impact. Even men of God had to make a choice and they made it and stuck to it. I really liked him in it.
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Posted 09 December 2019 - 11:49 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 09 December 2019 - 02:38 AM, said:

I've never seen that one.

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You didn't miss much.
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Posted 09 December 2019 - 12:13 PM

Dang, one says it's good, another says it isn't, and both are people whose opinions I respect.

I guess I'd better watch it sometime and make up my own mind.

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