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RIP Rip Torn

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Regan MacNeil, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Can we change the thread title to RIP Torn?
  2. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

  3. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

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  4. Shelbyville Manhattan

    Shelbyville Manhattan Active Member

    He was brilliant in "Defending Your Life," as well. It was actually this role that led to him being cast as Artie.

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  5. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    The scene where he takes a hammer to Norman Mailer in that weird fucking Mailer movie is hard to watch. First thing I thought of though. Norman's real-life children crying. Mailer nearly bit and, um, tore Torn's ear off. Yeesh.

  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    It was a litmus test for SJ.com -- RIP threads for Ross Perot and Rip Torn. Y'all do not disappoint.

    Wonder if the two will trade war stories at the pearly gates.
  7. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

  8. Hey Diaz!

    Hey Diaz! Member

    @pareene every Artie moment is my favorite Artie moment but I regularly think about when he's talking to the worried network suit and refers to Wu-Tang as "Staten Island's streetwise troubadours"

    @pareene @moryan And mine is the next scene, when the network exec fears Wu-Tang is too “urban” for Middle America and Artie replies, “I’ll call my friend Lenny Kravitz. He’s only half ‘urban.’”
  9. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Gone to the intergalactic kegger in the sky.
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  10. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    “You bet your boots it’s a Lebaron.”
  11. Honestly stunned he lived as long as he did.
    Crazy SOB ... like, Rod Stieger-level nuts.

    Also did some video game voice work (God of War III).
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Still living.

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