Actors I Miss

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Postby Jan » Wed May 10, 2006 8:40 am

Well, Jean Arthur of course.
And Groucho.
I also think the world hasn't been on the wrong track since Bud Spencer and Terence Hill stopped making movies together, if you forgive my European tastes.

My almost-favorite actor is still alive, but getting old: Hopkins.
I'm also seeing too little of Eric Idle. A lot of good comedians are getting old.

On the other hand, a lot of good actors have done enough or too many movies, so I don't miss them.

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Postby Jan » Wed May 10, 2006 8:41 am

make that *has been* on the wrong track

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Postby robochrist » Wed May 10, 2006 11:40 am

Karloff, Lon Chaney, Lon Jr., Claude Raines, Peter Sellers, Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Fredric March, Jean Tierney, Bogart & Cagney, Colin Clive, Veronica Lake, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Rod Taylor, Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Christopher Lee, James Mason, George C. Scott, Burt Lancaster, Carroll O'Connor, John Ritter...

That's enough missing for EVERYONE.

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Postby Duane » Wed May 10, 2006 5:03 pm

Dear Frank:

FrankChurch wrote:You deserved Don Knotts.


What can I say but "Oooo, OUCH?"

Considering the source,
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Postby Chuck Messer » Wed May 10, 2006 11:21 pm

Besides, Don Knotts may have played a nerdy klutz much, if not all of his career, but in real life the man was a super-confident, smooth-talking, successful lady's man.

No shit. I guess he was quite well known for it when making the Andy Griffith Show. I get the impression he never lost his touch.

Don Knotts, lothario. Who'd-a thunk it?

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Postby Steve Evil » Mon May 15, 2006 1:01 am

A friend of mine likes to get my cackles up by suggesting Don Knotts for the next Dr. Who. Him, or Don Rickles. I sigh and say "If John Wayne can play Genghis Kahn, why not?"

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Postby robochrist » Mon May 15, 2006 1:57 am

Hell, I'd have paid ANYTHING to see KNOTTS play Genghis Khan. Now THAT could have been great.

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Postby Jan » Mon May 15, 2006 7:18 am

Thanks, robochrist, I forgot Stan Laurel and Peter Sellers. You're absolutely right. We haven't seen enough of them.

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Postby Eric Martin » Mon May 15, 2006 9:50 am

Hayden Rorke

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Postby Chuck Messer » Mon May 15, 2006 12:26 pm

S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall
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Postby Eric Martin » Mon May 15, 2006 2:16 pm

Anyone from Gone With The Wind. Monster-hottie-of-the-time Olivia de Havilland is still with us, the rest are gone, gone.

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Postby FrankChurch » Mon May 15, 2006 5:53 pm

Alfred Hitchcock. Sure, he is not an actor, but fuck it, I miss him. All our thrillers suck and it is because they all try to scam the hitchcock look, without studying the Hitchcock soul.

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Re: Actors I Miss

Postby diane bartels » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:56 am

All of the above specially Peter Sellers. Alec Guiness, Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Paul Newman, Freddie Prinze who died b4 he did an eigth of what he was capable of. So many.

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Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:17 pm

Not to be a smartass but I miss good actors like Robert Downey Jr and Tobey Maguire who seem to have given up acting in movies that challenge them and the audience in favor of big fat epics (and big fat paychecks, who can argue?) that are mostly forgettable. Oh well. The way of the world.
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Re: Actors I Miss

Postby Moderator » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:35 pm

Gene Kelly.

No matter what he did, he seemed to truly enjoying himself.
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