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The Dead Celebrity Thread
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One of the best actor’s directors ever. Jack Nicholson as Randall McMurphy. Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched. F. Murray Abraham as Salieri. Tom Hulce as Amadeus. Woody Harrelson as Larry Flynt. Jim Carrey literally becoming Andy Kaufman. All are extraordinary works with its actors in the finest hours of their careers.

Everyone will probably call out Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, but I'll add that The People vs. Larry Flynt is one of the best movies of the 90's (a riveting take on the power of free speech) and Harrelson deserved the Oscar for that.

And I revisited Man on the Moon a few months back, and Carrey's Kaufman is both delightful and heartbreaking. Had he been nominated for an Oscar, we might not be saying that Kevin Spacey got the statue twice.
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While it's only been mentioned on his personal social media accounts as of this moment, R. Lee Ermey at the age of 74 due to complications of pneumonia. Him in Full Metal Jacket... legendary due to the outrageous things he said and yet how entertaining it was, along with all the other films he appeared in and how he was usually memorable.
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Aw man. Ermey was one of the more prolific character actors of the modern era. Seems like he kept showing up just about anyplace.
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Hollywood Reporter confirms:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/r...74-1102863
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."--Steve McQueen
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Seeing "Full Metal Jacket" as an impressionable teen is what kept me out of joining the military. That, and I'm lazy and wimpy.
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It's not only the best performance Kubrick ever directed, it's one of THE great performances. The intensity and commitment he brings to Hartman is utterly terrifying, especially when you consider that Kubrick didn't script one line of his dialogue. One of the worst Oscar snubs, and it launched one of the best character actor careers of the last 50 years.

There's a host of great roles he left behind: Mississippi Burning, Seven, the Toy Story movies, The Frighteners... he also has an excellent guest spot on Miami Vice as an old Vietnam cohort of Castillo's.

I will miss him gravely.
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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I think the thing that says it all about his career is that every time I'd hear a voice role in a cartoon or game or whatever and think "oh, it's some guy doing R. Lee Ermey," I'd go and look it up later and find out that it was actually R. Lee Ermey.
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The best performance Kubrick ever directed? Let's not go crazy here. Kirk Douglas in Paths of Glory? Peter Sellers or George C. Scott in Dr. Strangelove? Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut? Jack in The Shining? Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange?

Edit- You know what? Never mind, sorry I brought it up. This isn't the thread for that discussion.
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Goodbye, Sarge. We’ll miss ya. Give ‘em hell in the afterlife and keep their boots shined and beds made.
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"I want that head so sanitary and squared away that the Virgin Mary herself would be proud to go in there and take a dump!"

Probably the best line in any Kubrick film.
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"This ain't even my desk."
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RiP Gunny.


Don't forget his little part in Space Above and Beyond.
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One of the all-time great scene-stealing performances. RIP.

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Godspeed, sarge. I like to think he's yelling profanities at angels in Heaven's boot camp now.
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I always thought that he was one of the best parts of FLETCH LIVES. He pulled off a TV preacher fairly accurately.
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Harry Anderson of "Night Court" and "Cheers" fame, 65 - http://www.wspa.com/news/night-court-act...1126241637
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Holy shit. I was just researching him the other day in relation to the IT mini series. NIGHT COURT was great, and he was a solid comedian in his own right.
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Wow, that one is out of the blue. Dug his appearances on Cheers a bunch. Everybody on Night Court got dwarfed by the awesomeness of Larroquette but Anderson was a fine anchor for the show.
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(04-16-2018, 06:32 PM)Mangy Wrote: Harry Anderson of "Night Court" and "Cheers" fame, 65 - http://www.wspa.com/news/night-court-act...1126241637

Awww man, this one really gets me. Night Court was my favorite show growing up and I loved when Harry the Hat showed up on Cheers. And he was only 65. 

RIP
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Fuuuuuuck!

Not only was Night Court a staple of my childhood... I rediscovered and binge watched it after my nervous breakdown back in 2010. It really, really helped keep my spirits up throughout the month I was forced out of work until I could get medically cleared. Anderson was a major part of the appeal. I still fondly remember his stand-up and magic appearances peppered throughout the early years of the Comedy Channel, Rodney Dangerfields shows, etc..

This one hits me close. RIP The honorable Harry T. Stone/Anderson
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Yeah, it's hard for me to overstate how much I loved Night Court as a kid. Laroquette's Dan Fielding is  my favorite sitcom character ever maybe, but Judge Harry-- and Harry Anderson-- were a lot closer to what I'm like. I even tried my hand-- and failed-- at magic because him. Sad loss.



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Loved Night Court as a kid as well. Though truthfully that show dealt with adult themes that I probably shouldn't have been learning about in my pre-pubescent youth.

Last time I saw Harry Anderson on tv was on Bill Maher's show in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I guess Harry had made New Orleans his home for years (maybe he was from that part of the country, not sure) and he was so devastated by the govt's lack of response essentially letting the city drown, that he decided to leave town. Terrible.
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I was shocked when I found out that Anderson how died. I know 65 isn't young, but its not old. I grew up on Night Court. I've always liked anything weird and being funny as well meant I couldn't resist it.
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First time I saw Anderson was when he did his magic act as a featured spot on SNL. Hope I still have that tape somewhere.
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Radio newscaster Carl Kasell has passed away from Alzheimer’s disease at age 84. I loved listening to him being the straight man judge on NPR’s comedy news quiz Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. It’s sad to see him go.

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/17/528656453...eer-on-air
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Ah fuck. Kasell was great, and yeah...his work on WAIT WAIT DON'T TELL ME was fantastic. Should be a sad show this weekend.
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Yeah, just heard that a bit ago on my way home.
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Barbara Bush has died.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal...wq0PNAY3Zo

RIP Carl Kasell.
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She was never really alive . . . so, I guess this is working out for her?
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Weird *maybe* Barbara Bush story. It's my only Barbara Bush story, maybe or otherwise, so you'll take it and like it, dammit.

I was taking a walk through a rather nice Sacramento neighborhood in the mid-90s. I saw someone driving by slowly in a really nice dark blue Cadillac. White hair, pearls, the whole deal. I thought, that sure looked like Barbara Bush, and barely a mile from my parent's home! I chuckled to my easily amused self, and went on my way.

Some time later I heard George Herbie Walker Bush (who must be on death watch now, if he wasn't already) had been in town for some reason. So was it true? Had I caught a fleeting, Sasquatch-like glimpse of the former FLOTUS? Or had it all been in my head? Surely the secret service wouldn't have allowed her to drive herself alone. But the coincidence was too hard to shake. Alas, I never solved the mystery.

Basically what I'm saying is Barbara Bush is my Bigfoot.
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Did she give you a wierd "look back"?
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