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RIP James Shigeta

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BNWriter, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member


    Fine character actor James Shigeta has died at age 81. Always enjoyed his work. Had forgotten he was part of history of the "Die Hard" movies. RIP
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I think I've dropped below the Mendoza Line recognizing people I'm supposed to RIP.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    He's no Peaches Geldof.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I know about half these guys.

    Peaches Geldof was the turning point for me.

    edit holy shit, Yankee Fan!!
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    When I see a no name actor, I just look to see if he was in Canadian Bacon.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Gotta be quick!
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Variety refers to him as "Die Hard co-star" in the headline.

  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    No offense to the deceased, but the shards of glass probably had a bigger role in Die Hard.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If not for him, who would have been there to take a bullet from the Germans? He was irreplaceable.
  10. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    I first remember him, as the story referenced, as the admiral in "Midway," where he was terrific at expressing what he knew was coming, simply by his expression.

  11. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I'm sure he was a fine fellow, loved by his children, but his lasting contribution for me will be the fact that his most memorable scene involved an Englishman playing a German who let everyone know he meant business by over-enunciating the proper pronunciation of a Japanese name.

    Mister Ta-ka-gi. Your journey is ended. Rest.
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I'm sure he was awesome in "The Client" as well.
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