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Old 08-26-2014, 12:21 PM   #501
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Richard Attenborough RIP. What a legend.

He was indeed a legend, and will forever be missed. There will never be another like him, nor or later. I believe that his legacy will remain forever...and Jurassic Park is my all time favorite film.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:21 PM   #502
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Everyone has to be introcuded to an actor at some point in their career, nothing wrong with that. But his older movies are well worth checking out too if you get chance.

I know Gandhi is the super-big one of his directing career. Though I'm curious about Chaplin too.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:57 AM   #503
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Everyone has to be introcuded to an actor at some point in their career, nothing wrong with that. But his older movies are well worth checking out too if you get chance.
Agreed...but "Jurassic Park" came out 21 years ago! Plenty of time for the chance to see *at least* ONE other movie that Attenborough was involved with (especially for people who call themselves a "cinephile").
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I remember him mostly from featuring in plenty of WWII films, like Danger Within, Dunkirk, great escape...... League of gentleman is another typical British crime film that is a big favourite of mine.
Good mentions (although I haven't seen "Danger Within"). He did appear in a lot of WW2 movies but my heart goes out to "Sea of Sand". He was great in that!
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He was indeed a legend, and will forever be missed. There will never be another like him, nor or later. I believe that his legacy will remain forever...and Jurassic Park is my all time favorite film.
You praise Attenborough so highly but the only movie you mention is "Jurassic Park"? I honestly don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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Yes! Hammond-Schmammond. The JP chumps should go watch "Brighton Rock", along with "The Angry Silence" & "Guns at Batasi". These are tour-de-forces for Attenborough and (in my opinion) his finest achievements as an actor.

He was also a formidable director who paid close attention to period detail. My personal favourites of his work behind the camera are, "Young Winston" and "A Bridge Too Far".



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Old 09-04-2014, 02:26 PM   #504
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Joan Rivers has passed:
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:13 AM   #505
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Rest in Peace Joan Rivers...a sad loss really.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:53 PM   #506
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Richard Kiel, RIP, age 74

Actor Richard Kiel, who starred in two James Bond films as the steel-toothed villain Jaws, died today. He was 74.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:16 PM   #507
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Richard Kiel, RIP, age 74

Actor Richard Kiel, who starred in two James Bond films as the steel-toothed villain Jaws, died today. He was 74.

Darn it. Jaws died.

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Old 09-11-2014, 02:39 AM   #508
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Darn it. Jaws died.
I bet all the people at the funeral wouldn't be surprised at all if he suddenly just jumped up, dusted himself off and walked out.
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:46 AM   #509
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Jaws forever...RIP, Mr. Kiel.
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Wow, shocked that he passed away. RIP, Jaws.
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I bet all the people at the funeral wouldn't be surprised at all if he suddenly just jumped up, dusted himself off and walked out.
Now, that's funny!
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Wow, shocked that he passed away. RIP, Jaws.
Why were you "shocked"? He wasn't young.

Do any of you folks (besides Montana Smiff) realize that he featured in a movie with Harrison Ford?

Richard Kiel was memorable in "The Longest Yard" (1974)...especially when Burt Reynolds fixed his broken nose!

He also had a role in 2 episodes of "Land of the Lost" in 1976. Look at him having hime trouble with his teeth (one year before "The Spy Who Loved Me").



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Old 09-12-2014, 03:44 AM   #512
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Richard Kiel was in Force Ten from Navarone with Harrison Another war film I bought on DVD last year (not as good as the Guns of Navarone, but I thought that was true of the book too).


RIP to an actor with one of the most distinctive voices in the UK. Donald Sinden aged 90:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29170107
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Old 09-12-2014, 12:10 PM   #513
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Why were you "shocked"?
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^^ Well played, well played.
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Old 09-12-2014, 12:26 PM   #515
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Why were you "shocked"? He wasn't young.

He wasn't that old either. After all, Harrison Ford is only a couple of years younger. Heck, Kiel's on-screen foe, Sir Roger Moore is 86!
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:01 AM   #516
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He wasn't that old either. After all, Harrison Ford is only a couple of years younger. Heck, Kiel's on-screen foe, Sir Roger Moore is 86!
Heh, be real. Richard Kiel was 3 days away from turning 75 and it's not uncommon for people to die at that age. According to the World Health Organization, the 2014 average life expectancy for men in the U.S. is 77. Since Kiel was American, he was very close to the national average so his death is hardly something to be "shocked" about.
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RIP to an actor with one of the most distinctive voices in the UK. Donald Sinden aged 90:
Donald Sinden was great in Disney's full-blooded adventure flick, "Island at the Top of the World"! Another fine performance of his was in, "Simba", a film about the Mau-Mau uprising in Kenya. Two movies worth watching.


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Old 09-18-2014, 12:22 PM   #517
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Last time I saw this movie I was a child. I have no memory of it, so this gives me an excuse to watch it again.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:24 PM   #518
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another great 007 villain:

RIP, Geoffrey Holder
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:02 PM   #519
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Ex Saturday Night Live cast member Jan Hooks has passed at age 57:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/jan-hook...t-57-1.2794443
Lots of great characters from her when she was one the show. Those were probably the best years of SNL. RIP Jan.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:27 PM   #520
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Thomas E. Duncan.
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:16 PM   #521
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Thomas E. Duncan.

OK not going to lie, had to use IMDB, and still can not find him. What was he in....
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:18 PM   #522
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OK not going to lie, had to use IMDB, and still can not find him. What was he in....

He starred in that ongoing tragedy series called the NEWS.
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Old 10-10-2014, 04:33 PM   #523
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He starred in that ongoing tragedy series called the NEWS.

Hmm I avoid that stuff. I thought he was the big dude from the Green Mile, but he is already dead.


On the other Hand - Grace Jones better look out. It seems all of Roger Moore's Evil Villain Muscle is dying. She is about the last!
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He starred in that ongoing tragedy series called the NEWS.

In LA, it's called the Gweneth Paltrow charade.
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