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For Dr. Strangelove, this actor was paid $1 million, 55 percent of the film's budget. Stanley Kubrick quipped "I got three for the price of six."

 

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Name a film starring an actor recently deceased who plays a son unable to please his father and ends up getting taken by a sheister in NYC. Based on a novella by a famous Jewish-American author whose first initial is S.

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Name a film starring an actor recently deceased who plays a son unable to please his father and ends up getting taken by a sheister in NYC. Based on a novella by a famous Jewish-American author whose first initial is S.

 

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The actor was most known for his outstanding comedy, but was respected for his dramatic roles as well.

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Name a film starring an actor recently deceased who plays a son unable to please his father and ends up getting taken by a sheister in NYC. Based on a novella by a famous Jewish-American author whose first initial is S.

 

The actor was most known for his outstanding comedy, but was respected for his dramatic roles as well.

 

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The novella upon which this movie is based was written by an author who burst on the literary scene in the early 1950s with "The Adventures of Augie March" and later in the decade wrote the novella in question.

 

The actor---to repeat and with perhaps a bit more emphasis---was known for his sometimes over-the-top, zany, antic, comedy and once starred in a movie in which he gave one of the most spritely of daybreak greetings. The movie we are looking for was made at about the same time (not falling within our Golden Age of film, a bit later) And oh, he is recently deceased by his own hand.

 

You have the actor by now. This movie is not a real high profile film, in fact it might have been a TV movie. It was quite good though and the actor did a splendid job.

 

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Good question. You are referring to Saul Bellows' novel made into "Seize The Day" starring Robin Williams. In Dead Poets' Society Robin used "carpe diem" aka "Seize The Day".  ?? 

 

Yep!

 

Good film.

 

Yer up!

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