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Old 04-01-05, 03:18 PM
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Aging actors you'd like to see plucked from obscurity

In the coming year, I will begin the process of casting my next feature. The three main characters are 70+ in age -- two men, one woman. In preparation, I was trying to think of some great aging actors that haven't worked (to their potential or at all) in a long while. for example, Roy Scheider's agent is one I will definitely be in touch with.

anyway, I was hoping to gather a list of candidates from everyone here.... any ideas?
Old 04-01-05, 03:34 PM
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Jed Allan (played Rush Sanders on Beverly Hills, 90210)
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0019950/

James Tolkan (Back to the Future, Top Gun, etc.)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0866055/

Alan Ford (Snatch)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0285495/

Frank Langella
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001449/

not as obscure, but
Robert Forster
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001233/

Leslie Nielsen
http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000558/

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Old 04-01-05, 04:23 PM
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Edward Fox from "The Day of the Jackal"
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Robert Blake - love to see him make a comeback
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Can you give some character descriptions (other than age)?
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Harry Dean Stanton rules.

Rene Auberjonois deserves to be doing a lot more than voice overs for video games.
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Originally Posted by BizRodian
Rene Auberjonois deserves to be doing a lot more than voice overs for video games.
He's a regular on "Boston Legal".
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Not all exactly obscure these days....but.....

Jack Klugman
Peter Falk
Ben Gazzara
Richard Dreyfuss
George Segal
Gene Wilder
Roger Moore
Burt Reynolds - he in particular has really impressed me as he's aged.

Adrienne Barbeau
Joanne Woodward
Claudia Cardinale (Still looks amazing)
Katharine Ross (Butch and Sundance)
Anne Bancroft
Jill Clayburg (maybe too young)
Marsha Mason (maybe too young)
Verna Bloom

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Originally Posted by rkndkn
He's a regular on "Boston Legal".
That show's still on? Well, good for him then.
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Roy Scheider isn't that obscure..a lot of people saw The Punisher.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Roy Scheider isn't that obscure..a lot of people saw The Punisher.
yeah, but he's doing those straight to video dracula movies too, you know?
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Originally Posted by Cygnet74
In the coming year, I will begin the process of casting my next feature. The three main characters are 70+ in age -- two men, one woman.
Cocoon - the Re-Return?

You can revive not only three aging actors careers but Steve Guttenburg's as well!
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Harrison Ford is getting old and he was last seen in his son's skate video as a bus driver.
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Conrad Bain ("Diff'rent Strokes")
Robert Guillaume ("Benson") - still working but not very often
George Gaynes (Cmdt. Lassard from Police Academy)
Max Wright ("Alf")

Philip Baker Hall would be great but he's still busy.
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Oh please, give me break. Like we not jaded enough as couch critics here already we going discrimate senior actors now?
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In terms of really old people, I'd like to see a film with Glenn Ford or Richard Widmark
I don't think they've been in anything for at least a decade.
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William Edward "Bill" Phipps

Little-known character actor who actually boasts an impressive resumé of just about every major show you can think of in pretty much every decade of television, and had the distinction of being one of the first three men killed by the aliens in the original sci-fi classic War of the Worlds....

....and he went to school with my grandma.

(IMDB also says he was the voice of Prince Charming in Disney's Cinderella, but I don't remember Grandma saying anything about that. Bill stayed in touch with her a lot over the years. I suppose it's possible, though.)

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For some women:

Lorraine Gary - Last seen in Jaws: The Revenge. I think it's time to forgive

Jill St John - Not total obscurity but would be nice to see her again.

Vera Miles - Just a few odd jobs in the last 20 years.

Joanna Barnes - Was in the last Parent Trap, otherwise not much last 30 years.

Elizabeth McRae - Last seen in Eddie and the Cruisers II but nothing else in the last 40 years.
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Joel Grey
Dick Van Dyke

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Victor Brandt.

How's this for obscure, if he's still alive: Bob May?

He's a feisty little short dude.
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Originally Posted by fliggil
Bela Lugosi
That would be taking career resurrection a little too far.

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