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Charles Durning dies...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by lane, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. lane

    lane The Chairman

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  2. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    This guy was a bad***. Only person in his platoon to survive machine gun fire on D-Day. He was the in the first wave of soldiers to storm Omaha Beach. He got stabbed by a bayonet, and killed the guy with a rock. One of the few to escape a massacre at Malmedy in the Battle of the Bulge. He survived gunshot wounds and shrapnel damage. He overcame psychological trauma and became an actor after returning home. What a bad***!!!

    :usflag:

    Here's the article I read earlier.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/m...er-actor-dies-at-89.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&hp
     
  3. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    he was truly one tough man.

    lost his dad at 12

    lost 5 sisters growing up


    his portrayal as detective moretti in dog day afternoon remains one of my alltime favorite performances by an actor.....ever.
     
  4. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    First time I ever saw him was in "The Sting" where he played the Detective who was hounding Hooker. My favorite role he played was probably in Tootsie where he fell in love with Michael Hoffman's Dorothy character. I also liked him as Pappy O'Daniel in Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

    Did not know about the WWII stuff. Makes me appreciate his work even more.
     
  5. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    May he rest in peace.
     
  6. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Man oh man.

    RIP Charles.
     
  7. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Wow, people like this are truly inspirational. I can only hope to accomplish a small fraction of what Durning has in my life.
     
  8. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Didn't know about his WWII service/action either ,Hos! A true hero; another of the "Greatest Generation" gone.
     
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    RIP Charles.
     
  10. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    You look up his past credits on IMBD and the guys was continuously working since the early 60's. Almost every year has at least one credit for something.
     
  11. muck4doo

    muck4doo Least-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    A great man. RIP.
     
  12. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Wow, more sad news. What a great man, great actor.

    I also did not know of the WWII stuff - holy cow.

    They are having a private burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Deservedly so.
     
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    From the movie, the Best little whorehouse in Texas...

    [youtube]NJG75FJkjr8[/youtube]
     

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