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TGM 01-27-17 07:30 PM

John Hurt - dead at 77
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...r-aged-77.html

inri222 01-27-17 07:42 PM

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RIP Kane

So many good roles and films

Midnight Express
Alien
1984
The Elephant Man
Heaven's Gate


Just to name a few.

devilshalo 01-27-17 07:50 PM

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Just watched V for Vendetta last night, too.

2017 is wanting a quick start like last year.

GoldenJCJ 01-27-17 07:55 PM

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Fuck! With the exception of his completely out-of-place performance in the last Indiana Jones movie I liked everything I saw him in.

TomOpus 01-27-17 07:55 PM

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Alien is one of my favorite movies of all-time. He was great in countless other roles. :rip: :(

Why So Blu? 01-27-17 08:00 PM

Re: John Hurt - dead at 77
 
Hellboy


RIP

Supermallet 01-27-17 08:01 PM

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One of the best there was. RIP.

Trevor 01-27-17 08:03 PM

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Damn if 2017 isn't already outpacing 2016.

Originally Posted by TomOpus (Post 12999016)
Alien is one of my favorite movies of all-time. He was great in countless other roles. :rip: :(

This.

caligulathegod 01-27-17 08:16 PM

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So sad. His version of Caligula is where I took my screen name from. He will be missed.

The Valeyard 01-27-17 08:19 PM

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One of the greatest actors of our time. He will be missed.

"Doctor no more."

http://i67.tinypic.com/25pl6dy.jpg

Nick Danger 01-27-17 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by caligulathegod (Post 12999040)
So sad. His version of Caligula is where I took my screen name from. He will be missed.

I didn't know that was him. So, between the Alien chest-burster and the fetus-eating Caligula, he starred in two of the most disturbing scenes of the 1970s.

jfoobar 01-27-17 08:54 PM

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At least The Daily Mail has a proper headline. The Independent called him a "Harry Potter actor".

Josh-da-man 01-27-17 09:07 PM

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Oh, for god's sake...

Decker 01-27-17 09:13 PM

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Bummer.

Fitting at least that the first member of the Nostromo crew to die was the first member of the Nostromo crew to die (I think).

Norm de Plume 01-27-17 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Supermallet (Post 12999025)
One of the best there was. RIP.

Agreed. A real thespian.

jfoobar 01-27-17 09:51 PM

Re: John Hurt - dead at 77
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 12999081)
Bummer.

Fitting at least that the first member of the Nostromo crew to die was the first member of the Nostromo crew to die (I think).

Almost/semi-true. Helen Horton, the woman who played the voice of "Mother" died several years ago.

And Harry Dean Stanton is 90. Day-umn.

Sonic 01-27-17 09:54 PM

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Just read the news. :( RIP

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rexinnih 01-27-17 10:28 PM

Re: John Hurt - dead at 77
 
RIP, Mr. Hurt.

inri222 01-27-17 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by jfoobar (Post 12999069)
The Independent called him a "Harry Potter actor".

What a bunch of shit. The guy is most famously known for The Elephant Man, Alien & Midnight Express.

kefrank 01-27-17 10:44 PM

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He was beyond brilliant in one of the absolute masterpieces of cinema: The Elephant Man.

RIP

GoldenJCJ 01-27-17 10:45 PM

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He certainly seemed to have the market cornered on dystopian future movies. :lol:

Daytripper 01-27-17 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by kefrank (Post 12999123)
He was beyond brilliant in one of the absolute masterpieces of cinema: The Elephant Man.

RIP

Thank you kefrank. When I think of John Hurt, and his impressive body of work, "The Elephant Man" immediately comes to mind first. His performance was just stellar. And the film, as you said, is a masterpiece. David Lynch's best IMO.

Giantrobo 01-27-17 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by caligulathegod (Post 12999040)
So sad. His version of Caligula is where I took my screen name from. He will be missed.

Yeah his Caligula was my earliest memory of him.

caligulathegod 01-28-17 12:01 AM

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His performances that most affected me were The Elephant Man, Caligula in I,Claudius, 1984, and his voice work in Watership Down. When I was a kid, I must have watched Watership Down dozens of times...before VHS!

The Harry Potter thing kind of reminds me of Alec Guinness and his supposed disdain for Star Wars. After the career he had and to be remembered for one part he did for a lark.

Perkinsun Dzees 01-28-17 01:32 AM

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RIP John Hurt
:(

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