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Kevin McCarthy Dead at 96

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Kevin McCarthy Dead at 96 Reply with quote

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/09/13/kevin-mccarthy-obituary-body-snatchers/

One of the very best character actors ever to have graced the silver screen. I met him once in a hotel pool in Hawaii several years ago when he was vacationing with his daughter and young grandson, and he was super-nice and didn't put on airs. A real class act, he. And his bravura lead performance in 1956's Invasion of the Body Snatchers remains one of the very best in the Horror genre.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may have seen in him films I didn't care for, but I never saw him give a performance I never cared for. Obviously great in Innerspace too, but I have a huge space in my heart for his slimy TV exec in UHF.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely. He was hammy perfection in "UHF". I like an actor who's not afraid to take chances and come off as really goofy while still keeping within the perimeters of the character.
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