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John Hurt - dead at 77

Old 01-27-17, 07:30 PM
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John Hurt - dead at 77

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Old 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.
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Old 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.
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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.
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Alien is one of my favorite movies of all-time. He was great in countless other roles.
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Hellboy


RIP
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One of the best there was. RIP.
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Damn if 2017 isn't already outpacing 2016.
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Alien is one of my favorite movies of all-time. He was great in countless other roles.
This.
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So sad. His version of Caligula is where I took my screen name from. He will be missed.
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One of the greatest actors of our time. He will be missed.

"Doctor no more."

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Originally Posted by caligulathegod View Post
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.
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At least The Daily Mail has a proper headline. The Independent called him a "Harry Potter actor".
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Oh, for god's sake...
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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).
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One of the best there was. RIP.
Agreed. A real thespian.
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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).
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.
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Just read the news. RIP

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

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He certainly seemed to have the market cornered on dystopian future movies.
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Old 01-27-17, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kefrank View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by caligulathegod View Post
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.
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Old 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.
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