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The great Robert Osborne from TCM.


Very sorry to hear it. I enjoyed his movie introductions very much.


Me too. I was thinking he was looking quite old the last few times I saw him.
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The only man to have won world championships on two and four wheels.

John Surtees, a true legend.


A real legend. Met him a couple times at The Glen in '64 finished 2nd and also in the 70's when he ran his TS13 > 19/20 series chassis
Bernie Wrightson

Died of brain cancer at age 68. A name that I expect most here won't know. An immensely talented illustrator with a unique and instantly recognizable style who worked on comic books, illustrations for books, movie posters, album covers, etc.

He collaborated with Stephen King on quite a few projects, but might be best known for his illustrations for an edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Google "Bernie Wrightson Frankenstein".
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best known for his illustrations for an edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.


I never saw an illustrated printing, but it is one of my favorite books. It is not at all a horror story; there are no cut up dead bodies. Highly recommended.
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Jimmy Breslin who wrote a book whose title fits someone and his minions today perfectly, The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight.



Breslin was an underrated writer, IMHO, a columnist (mainly) whose acerbic wit and very terse style-- almost like Hemmingway in that respect-- was unique and to me very entertaining. Anything that he wrote which I read was enjoyable and usually thought-provoking as well. RIP Mr. Breslin.
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Chuck Barris

I believe that Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is the second best movie directed by an actor. An overlooked masterpiece.

A good film. Very enjoyable. In your estimation, what's the best movie directed by an actor.

What's truly weird about Chuck Barris is that I joked with a friend yesterday afternoon that everyone got it wrong: it was Barris who died, not Barry.
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A good film. Very enjoyable. In your estimation, what's the best movie directed by an actor.

A film that steve8 just discovered and enjoyed, Night of the Hunter. Unfortunately it did not get good reviews and was a flop so Charles Laughton never directed again.
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A good film. Very enjoyable. In your estimation, what's the best movie directed by an actor.

A film that steve8 just discovered and enjoyed, Night of the Hunter. Unfortunately it did not get good reviews and was a flop so Charles Laughton never directed again.

I know it well.

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