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Neumatic

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RIP John Hurt
« on: January 27, 2017, 05:38:50 pm »
This one just got me right in the gut.


John Hurt dies of cancer, age 77

I just saw him in Jackie the other day... and on top of that, one of my characters I pictured having his voice, so it's been running through my head persistently for about a year or so... so this is a real fresh wound to me.  I kinda figured we might not have much time left with him, but... I didn't think it would happen so soon.

But man, a character actor who got better with age.  Alien, The Elephant Man, 1984 AND V For Vendetta?  He was about as British as the queen or the flag.
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Re: RIP John Hurt
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 07:10:31 pm »
F*ck me... this is surprise
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Re: RIP John Hurt
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 09:48:32 pm »
77 is just way to young to leave. This sucks. One of my all-time favorite performances ever by any actor or actress is his role in The Elephant Man. This is the benchmark by which all other actors will be judged and compared to. This is a tour-de-force from start to finish. His performance still gets to me every time no matter how many times I have seen the movie. RIP Mr. Hurt.
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