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RIP Jackie Treehorn/Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Uncle.Ruckus, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Veteran character actor Ben Gazzara has died.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/rip-actor-ben-gazzara,68830/
     
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  3. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    and as anyone who's spent time in the UP can tell you, he also played Lt. Manion in "Anatomy of a Murder"
     
  4. wedgewood

    wedgewood Member

    He was great as Vincent Gallo's dad in Buffalo 66.
     
  5. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    He makes one hell of a caucasian
     
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Don't forget his many contributions ... like bringing the JC Penney and Photomat to town
     
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Sad that he'll be remembered for drek like 'Roadhouse' instead of 'Hatful of Rain,' or the breakthrough work he did with Cassavetes. Fine actor.
     
  8. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    You watch him in "Capone" and you see an actor performing with one eye on what he surely thought would be an Oscar nomination.

    And how come I never see reruns anywhere of "Run For Your Life"?
     
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Odd that both he and Swayze died of pancreatic cancer.
     
  10. the fop

    the fop Member

    The big bearded guy didn't see it. A polar bear fell on him.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    True, but it's also sad that the NY Times obit doesn't mention Roadhouse or The Big Lebowski or Capone, for that matter. No surprise that their obits are just a wee precious and pretentious.
     
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Hope he had insurance.
     
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