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Hal Holbrook R.I.P

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Hal Holbrook R.I.P

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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

Ironically 2/1 was also the same day that The Fog was first released - 41 years ago .

I believe the first time I saw him, or remember seeing him, he was playing Harry Truman in Give 'Em Hell, Harry. which I remember running on HBO in their earliest days.
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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

Wow, I didn't know he was still alive. He was 95, almost 96. That's one hell of a run!
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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

I was wrong. That wasn't Holbrook in GEHH.
It was James Whitmore who played Truman.
The American icon Holbrook was famous for playing was Mark Twain.

HH showed up frequently in my formative years- and was especially prominent in some of my favorite conspiracy themed movies post-Watergate.

Also I just realized I'm as old now as Holbrook was when he played old Father Malone.
That explains so much .
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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

Wow, distinctive voice and acting style. RIP.
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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

My first movie I remember with his name in it was Creepshow.

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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

"A man's got to know his limitations."
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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

I always liked his portrayal of Mark Twain.
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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

He was excellent in the underappreciated Rituals.



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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

A fine, distinctive character actor that always made the movies he appeared in better.
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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

One of my favourite actors. Among his many magnificent performances was one in 1979's Natural Enemies, one of the best overlooked films of the '70s. That same year, he was equally good in the wickedly convoluted TV mystery, Murder By Natural Causes.
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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

One of his other big roles was in the Star Chamber

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As already mentioned, I loved him in Rituals (1977).

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Re: Hal Holbrook R.I.P

Was gonna ask if there's any relation to the actor Boyd Holbrook, but there isn't. Don't think I've seen this Holbrook in anything

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