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I totally spaced that Perry was in the beginning of Fifth Element and now I am even more bummed

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Esther Lin is here to break your heart.

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It's being reported that Jan-Michael Vincent has passed away at 74. Hate to say this, but I was honestly surprised he was still with us given his decades of hard living and rapid decline.

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Same here. Didn't he have to get a liver transplant or something?

EDIT: No, but this happened... woof 

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In an interview that took place on October 24, 2014, with National Enquirer, Vincent revealed that his right leg was amputated just below the knee in 2012 after he contracted a leg infection as a result of complications from peripheral artery disease. He now walks with a prosthetic limb, though he is sometimes forced to use a wheelchair.[15]

The rest is a laundry list of DUIs

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This quadrant no longer has enough Jan Michael Vincents...shit.

Had no idea he was that old.  He seemed like just another standard dude when I was a kid, not someone already 40.

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Somebody on Facebook said he died a month ago and the news is just getting out?

EDIT: Wow, he died on the tenth of last month apparently. 

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George Morfogen, who played Bob Rebadow on Oz, has passed at age 85, according to Wikipedia.

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Larry DiTillio, who worked on the best and worst Filmation had to offer but is probably best known for co-showrunning Transformers: Beast Wars and for being part of Straczynski's team on Captain Power, Real Ghostbusters and Babylon Five, has died at 79.

 

Evanier's piece is here.

 

 

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Character actor Richard Erdman, best known to younger viewers as Leonard on "Community", has died at 93 …

 

A working actor in Hollywood for 73 years. Also did a great deal of voiceover work on cartoons in the 80s and 90s.

 

JD

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45 minutes ago, RIPPA said:

 

John Carl was the Super B-Movie Rick Baker / Tom Savini and gave Empire Pictures's campy schock horror movie classics like Troll and Cellar Dweller (I reviewed it for one of the Halloween projects) better SFX than the scripts deserved.

RIP.

Edited by J.T.

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Like or hate Part VII (it's in the upper half of the franchise in my opinion) the makeup on Jason in that movie is the series peak.

He did effects work on so many movies I love. 

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I was just coming here to post that. Fucking blows. 

Didn't know this but he not only did the effects but wrote the batshit crazy Empire joint The Dungeonmaster (starring Richard Moll!). He also did work on Halloween 4 and Nightmare 5 which I'm sure plenty of you have seen. My favorite work of his has to be From Beyond, Bride of Re-Animator, Carnosaur, and Prison. And Demonic Toys! That is a lineup right there. 

RIP

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Dude made some damn great films.

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Cohen is the heart and soul of the sort of audacious storytelling that I love and was the 1970s and 80s most direct descendent of the great pulp magazine writers and artists in film.

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Celebrating Larry Cohen by watching THE AMBULANCE. It's not a famous Cohen movie but it has a lot of his best elements. Funny characters, a grand pulpy premise, great pacing to keep it moving without feeling like it's padded too much, some great stunts and Cohen's eye for enhancing little scenes with little unexpected bits of business, an absurdly grumpy people pupulating a seedy New York and tons of great performances by Red Buttons, James Earl Jones, Eric Roberts...and Stan Lee playing Stan Lee.

It's a charmer.

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I so need to see that. 

Larry was the fucking man. Great screenwriter, great director, boundless enthusiasm, had enormous balls (some of the shit he got away while filming is jaw-dropping. He smuggled Andy Kaufman dressed as a cop into a parade of officers marching, and filmed him opening fire on them before they tackled him FFS!), invented the blaxploitation genre... you name it, he did it. The documentary on him, King Cohen, is highest recommendation here.  The film world has lost a giant. RIP

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Agnès Varda, a leading light of the French New Wave who directed such films as “Cleo From 5 to 7,” “Vagabond” and “Faces Places,” has died. She was 90.

 

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RIP Shane Rimmer, voice of Scott Tracy In Thunderbirds and a load of genre credits. He apparently was in more James Bond movies than anyone not a featured cast member. 

Also in Star Wars, Superman 2, Doctor Who, dr Strangelove, rollerball and more. 

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RIP Nadja Regin, Who was in both From Russia With Love (as Karim Bey’s girl) and Goldfinger (the girl in the pre title sequence). 

 

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RIP Seymour Cassel, known to older folks for his roles in numerous John Cassavetes movies and to younger folks for Wes Anderson movies.

His performance as Max's dad in Rushmore is one of my all-time favorites.

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Not familiar with him personally,  but my timeline is full of UK comedians putting him over. 

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