Det Jim McLeod

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    Your top ten character actresses and actors

    I do. He seemed to be best at creepy, sleazy characters. I remember him as neighborhood loan shark in Elvis Presley's last film "Change Of Habit". One of the Alfred Hitchcock TV shows I recall was one called "Crack Pot" where he played this seemingly insane weirdo but it has the usual twist ending.
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    Your top ten character actresses and actors

    I can't come up with ten for each, so here is a total of 10. 5 actors, 5 actresses. These are instantly recognizable, no matter how small the role. 1. Victor Buono 2. Laird Cregar 3. James Gleason 4. Percy Helton 5. Henry Travers 6. Gladys George 7. Marjorie Bennett 8. Sylvia Miles 9. Elsa Lanchester 10. Jane Darwell
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    *A to Z of Filmmakers*

    Inge, William screenwriter
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    X Men
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    Double Feature

    The Out Of Towners (1970) Next-The Prisoner Of Second Avenue (two New York nightmare comedies with Jack Lemmon)
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    Name 10 Facts about this Movie

    4) Richard Egan received top billing as Sandra Dee's father
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    If They Had Lived...

    I was speculating on actors who died when their careers were still going strong, and what path they might have taken. Here are two I thought about, you can comment on them or add other actors or actresses and give your thoughts. Lon Chaney Sr.- his last film was his only talkie-"The Unholy Three" (1930) and I was struck by his gruff voice and tough talking character. It made me think he could have played gangster roles like "Scarface" or "Little Caesar" James Dean-I think he would have kept on getting good roles in films and probably would have won an Oscar. He may have been competing with Paul Newman and Steve McQueen for roles. I can definitely see him in "Cool Hand Luke" or "The Great Escape"
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    Double Feature

    Au Revoir Les Enfantes (Goodbye Children) Next-Sundays And Cybele (two great French films about children)
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    Name 10 Facts about this Movie

    10. Frankie Laine sings the title song Next- A Summer Place (1959)
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    A to Z of Characters

    Delaney, Lola played by Shirley Booth in "Come Back Little Sheba"
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    The Deer Hunter next- a 1970s rom-com
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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Pallette, Eugene
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    If They Had Lived...

    That's a great example. At the end of his life he was getting a lot of villain roles. In addition to "Strangers On A Train" he played Burt Lancaster's scheming brother in "Vengeance Valley" and was Helen Hayes' Commie son in "My Son John". If he lived into the 1960s and 1970s I could see him in corrupt politician roles in political thrillers. He may have been good as Deep Throat in "All The President's Men". If he got back into comedic roles, he could have played a befuddled father (like Ozzie Nelson or Fred MacMurray) in a TV family sitcom.
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    That winning smile.

    Vivien Leigh, she often played troubled characters, but had a sweet smile
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    Noir Alley

    I like all of those too. Especially Underworld USA, Cliff Robertson was excellent. I thought his plan of revenge was one of the more ingenious ways I have seen in films.
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    A to Z List of Plays and Musicals

    Fortune And Men's Eyes by John Herbert
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Wasp Woman, The
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    Noir Alley

    My favorite Sam Fuller film, if you watch a clip of that scene it is really grating and annoying. But if seen within the context of the film, it gets pretty disturbing and effective.
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    Who was in all 5 films?

    Two Flags West is the only I have seen, I will just take a wild guess at Jeff Chandler
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    Changes Coming for the Academy Awards

    This reminds me of "Quiz Show" where the John Turturro character is forced to give the wrong answer to the Oscar winning Best Picture of 1955. "Marty" was the Best Picture winner released in 1955 but he said "On The Waterfront" which was the Best Picture released in 1954 but the ceremony was in 1955.
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    The divine Edgar....

    Two performances standout for me: In "Penny Serenade" (!941) he was Applejack the helpful friend of new parents Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. Most memorable for the scene where he helps Dunne out with bathing the baby. "Ride The High Country" (1962) he played a drunken judge who makes a big mistake when he angers a gang of psychos after he performs a wedding ceremony.
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Kissed (1996) a haunting and weird film about death
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    Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    Mickey Rooney was in "The Bridges At Toko-Ri" with Earl Holliman
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    Ahead of Their Time

    Orson Welles War Of The Worlds, original internet troll
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    A to Z of Characters

    Masterson, Jill played by Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger

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