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Old 07-31-17, 10:36 AM
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RIP Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard, Actor and Playwright, Dies at 73

Sam Shepard, author, playwright and actor, died on July 27 from complications of ALS, theatre public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown confirmed Monday. He was 73 years old.
http://www.thewrap.com/sam-shepard-a...right-dies-73/
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Old 07-31-17, 10:53 AM
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RIP

Really liked him in just about everything he did and some of his writing. For 70, he sure was badass in Cold in July.
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Old 07-31-17, 10:57 AM
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Was just thinking of Jeanne Moreau being in Win Wenders "Until the End of the World".... a director Shepard often collaborated with.
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A great actor in many good films. He's one of the best things in my all-time favorite movie, The Right Stuff, where he plays Chuck Yeager.
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Yeah, he kicked ass in The Right Stuff. Saw a few of his plays on stage as well.
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I was thinking "Roadhouse" bouncer at first but that was Sam Elliott. I'm actually not overly familiar with this guy but Oh well, RIP all the same.
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I remember he wasn't looking to good on Bloodline.

A shame.
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A great actor in many good films. He's one of the best things in my all-time favorite movie, The Right Stuff, where he plays Chuck Yeager.
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Old 07-31-17, 01:27 PM
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Days of Heaven is going to be screened a Casa del Hokey tonight Along with The 400 Blows... today is a sad one for film lovers.
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He wrote Paris, Texas, I think. Yeah, the last film I saw him in was in Midnight Special. Didn't't know he was sick and definitely not from ALS.

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Just saw Blackthorn too. Damn.
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Damn! Always enjoyed him when I saw him.

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Can't say I was a huge fan of Shepard, but I've seen a lot of his work and always respected him.

ALS is a terrible way to go. I hope he didn't suffer in his final days.

I wonder if Jessica Lange will comment on his passing. They were together for 27 years until 2009 and he fathered 2 of her kids.

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Days of Heaven is going to be screened a Casa del Hokey tonight Along with The 400 Blows... today is a sad one for film lovers.
Damn right, Hokey. Every once in a while (especially in recent years), we get a day or week where a couple of genuine cultural luminaries pass - not "celebrities" per se in the sense of contemporary American media, but people of real artistic merit. It always feels strangely sad when there is a day or week like that.
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RIP

He always added a touch of class to any movie he appeared in.
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Acting: Days of Heaven, The Right Stuff, Don't Come Knocking, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly, Mud, August: Osage County, Midnight Special

Writing for plays and for the screen: Zabriskie Point, Paris, Texas, Fool For Love, Curse of the Starving Class, Don't Come Knocking, Buried Child.

Personal Life: banged a young Jessica Lange for many years.

The man definitely made his mark.

RIP.
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