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'Day of the Dead’ Scene-Stealer Joseph Pilato Has Died at 70

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'Day of the Dead’ Scene-Stealer Joseph Pilato Has Died at 70

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One of the single best performances you’ll find in the late George Romero’s oeuvre would have to be Joseph Pilato‘s scenery-chewing portrayal of Captain Rhodes in Day of the Dead, the primary human antagonist of the film and one of Romero’s most memorable characters. Sadly, we’ve learned this afternoon that Pilato has left us at the age of 70.
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Re: 'Day of the Dead’ Scene-Stealer Joseph Pilato Has Died at 70

Rest in Pieces

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Sad to hear. He was so over the top in Day of the Dead, but it worked IMO.
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Re: 'Day of the Dead’ Scene-Stealer Joseph Pilato Has Died at 70

RIP Captain

If you pay close attention you can see him as the Dean Martin impersonator at Jack Rabbit Slims in Pulp Fiction.
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Re: 'Day of the Dead’ Scene-Stealer Joseph Pilato Has Died at 70

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RIP Captain

If you pay close attention you can see him as the Dean Martin impersonator at Jack Rabbit Slims in Pulp Fiction.
Holy shit! I never knew that was him. Man, and I thought I knew everything about that movie.
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Re: 'Day of the Dead’ Scene-Stealer Joseph Pilato Has Died at 70

Bummer
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Re: 'Day of the Dead’ Scene-Stealer Joseph Pilato Has Died at 70

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Holy shit! I never knew that was him. Man, and I thought I knew everything about that movie.



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Damn, I never realized that either!
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Re: 'Day of the Dead’ Scene-Stealer Joseph Pilato Has Died at 70

Funny, in those screen grabs he looks more like Robert Mitchum than Dean Martin.
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Re: 'Day of the Dead’ Scene-Stealer Joseph Pilato Has Died at 70

Joe was one helluva character. I used to hang with him and my friends after hours at local horror conventions here in L.A. and let me tell you, the man loved a stiff drink and a long conversation, as well as being the loudest guy in the room. He was a riot. I'll miss seeing him at shows.

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