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Old 03-14-10, 07:31 PM
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"Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Actor Peter Graves found dead at his home in Pacific Palisades
March 14, 2010 | 5:08 pm

Actor Peter Graves was found dead Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades, according to law enforcement sources. Graves, who stared in "Mission: Impossible," "Airplane!" and Billy Wilder's "Stalag 17"--apparently died of natural causes, the sources said.

Graves was 83, according to a biography on the website IMDB.com.

In a Times story late last year, Graves said he initially turned down the role for "Airplane!" because he thought it was in poor taste--until actors Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges and Leslie Nielsen signed on to the cast. "They say you are supposed to stretch as an actor, so let's go stretch it," he told The Times' Susan King.
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Nice thread title with reference to one of my favorite films. Sad to hear the news.
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

And AIRPLANE! just ran on TCM a week or so ago.
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Aw, that sucks. Peter Graves was awesome. RIP, sir.
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Dam this forum will self destructive is 5 seconds good luck jim! and rest-in peace Mister Graves!
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

"You ever seen a grown man naked?"

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His life is over, Oveur.

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R. I. P.
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Damn. Peter Graves was awesome.

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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

He had the fish again

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rip
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"What a pisser."

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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

I just watched the MST3K version of Beginning of the End this weekend.
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

RIP, Mr. Graves.

He was well-known for Mission: Impossible, but surely he'll get mentioned at next year's Oscars.

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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Loved him in Airplane but Mission: Impossible is my favorite tv series ever. He will be missed. RIP
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Originally Posted by The Infidel
RIP, Mr. Graves.

He was well-known for Mission: Impossible, but surely he'll get mentioned at next year's Oscars.

Yes he will...and don't call me Shirley
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

I can't say I like him too much in either mIssion Impossible or A-Team, but his role in Airplane is brilliant. I guess the part was good and any actor could have pulled it off. But it's nice to see an iconic 70s serious actor do something weird...
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

I'll never look at a boy dog without thinking of you. Thanks for the memories. RIP
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Mission: Impossible is one of my favorite TV shows of all-time and Airplane! is a hilarious movie.

Peter Graves was one of the greatest.

RIP Peter Graves
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

RIP:

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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Originally Posted by DarthVong
Yes he will...and don't call me Shirley
(Luckily it didn't take someone too long to come up with the assist on that one. )
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Re: "Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" -- Peter Graves, dead at 83

Kudos to Graves for having the integrity to not reprise his role as Jim Phelps in the Mission: Impossible movie.

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