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RIP Charles Durning

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mpcincal, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member


    One of the top character actors around. Oscar noms for "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "To Be or Not to Be." Memorable performances in "Tootsie" and "The Sting" and others too numerous to mention.

    Boy, first Klugman and now this, though they both led long, full lives.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    D-Day vet and Silver Star recipient. His NYT obit is an amazing read. I was really happy when he received the Screen Actors Guild lifetime achievement award. He's one of those guys that has done so much stuff (more than 200 credits), King of the "THAT Guys?"
  3. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    always did a good job with sleezy politician roles, playing the governor in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Honey Fitz in a Kennedys miniseries and Governor "Pass the Biscuits" Pappy O'Daniel in O Brother Where Art Thou
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    He was terrific as the crooked cop in "The Sting".

  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Great actor. RIP.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Charles Durning, second-billed to the end.
  7. TowelWaver

    TowelWaver Well-Known Member

    RIP. Fantastic actor, and it's amazing what he went through in WWII.
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Durning also was great as the asshat assistant coach in "North Dallas Forty."

  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Him and Spradlin in the same year...

  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I had no idea he was the voice of Peter Griffin's dad in Family Guy.

    Obviously, he had greater roles than that. Loved him in several movies, but especially in O Brother Where Art Thou.

  11. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Beat me to it, Rip. As a kid, he made me crack up in this role seeing the movie at the theater.
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Was outstanding in Dog Day Afternoon.
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