I watched Star Trek VI with Anax's Me Mum. When he appeared she muttered, "oh good!" We joked that he did not need to be paid since his character's description was, "you are a Klingon, you have an eye-patch welded to your face, you kill a lot of people, you kick Kirk's ass, and you quote Shakespeare during this."
spark's Me Mum also recommended The Insider for his portrayal of Mike "I'm On Your Fucking Doorstep!" Wallace.
He – like Hal Holbrook – had many "big roles," but both had wonderful "little roles." Plummer as a Klingon. Holbrook as Blair in Lincoln, the infamous cryptologist in Midway, all the way to an evil little film, Can You Read My Mind.
Plummer, in a way, made A Beautiful Mind.
Anyways, when I mentioned Holbrook's passing to surprise's sister Me Mum, she mentioned she remembers how lucky she and Me Dad were to have a chance to see his one-man show of Mark Twain. I have a theatrical makeup textbook with a chapter from him on how he did his make-up. He is smoking a cigarette in almost every picture. The "point" of the textbook is the artist needed to design ears for Holbrook so he could play Lincoln in a play!
Thousands of years back, when The Dark Knight first came out, I imagined Rutger Hauer as the older Batman, with Peter O'Toole as the Joker, and, of course, Hal Holbrook as Commissioner Gordon.
Perhaps, somewhere, that can happen.
Okay, since Sigorney Weaver was Selina, I guess we can wait a few more years. John Candy was "the Milk Baby" mad bomber. Hulk Hogan was, of course, the leader of the mutant gang.
Give some solace to "Honey Bunny."
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome
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