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News is breaking that Robert Vaughn died this morning.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was one of my dad's favorite shows, and became mine too by watching with Pa, but I really think that my favorite Robert Vaughn role was Walter Chalmers in the movie "Bullitt".
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My fondest memory of him is in Blake Edwards' S.O.B.

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Vaughn got the punch line (as Lee) in one of my favorite pieces of dialogue on film.

Magnificent Seven

Chico: Villages like this they make up a song about every big thing that happens. Sing them for years.

Chris Adams: You think it's worth it?

Chico: Don't you?

Chris Adams: It's only a matter of knowing how to shoot a gun. Nothing big about that.

Chico: Hey. How can you talk like this? Your gun has got you everything you have. Isn't that true? Hmm? Well, isn't that true?

Vin: Yeah, sure. Everything. After awhile you can call bartenders and faro dealers by their first name - maybe two hundred of 'em! Rented rooms you live in - five hundred! Meals you eat in hash houses - a thousand! Home - none! Wife - none! Kids... none! Prospects - zero. Suppose I left anything out?

Chris Adams: Yeah. Places you're tied down to - none. People with a hold on you - none. Men you step aside for - none.

Lee: Insults swallowed - none. Enemies - none.

Chris Adams: No enemies?

Lee: Alive.

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shumyum wrote:
Vaughn got the punch line (as Lee) in one of my favorite pieces of dialogue on film.

Magnificent Seven

Chico: Villages like this they make up a song about every big thing that happens. Sing them for years.

Chris Adams: You think it's worth it?

Chico: Don't you?

Chris Adams: It's only a matter of knowing how to shoot a gun. Nothing big about that.

Chico: Hey. How can you talk like this? Your gun has got you everything you have. Isn't that true? Hmm? Well, isn't that true?

Vin: Yeah, sure. Everything. After awhile you can call bartenders and faro dealers by their first name - maybe two hundred of 'em! Rented rooms you live in - five hundred! Meals you eat in hash houses - a thousand! Home - none! Wife - none! Kids... none! Prospects - zero. Suppose I left anything out?

Chris Adams: Yeah. Places you're tied down to - none. People with a hold on you - none. Men you step aside for - none.

Lee: Insults swallowed - none. Enemies - none.

Chris Adams: No enemies?

Lee: Alive.

and OF COURSE

NO! Wait. Listen to the rest of it: I sleep with my back to the wall - when I CAN sleep. I eat serpents seven times a week. There's not a major city in this galaxy where I can show my face, or spend my wealth. Right now, your offer looks very attractive to me... A meal, and a place to hide.

It's a shame that great line is not from the Seven, just the same character.

Yes Mr Vaughn always added a touch of class.
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Finally, when the money was high enough, the script suddenly revealed itself as being very clear to me.


RIP Robert Vaughn - who will always be Napoleon Solo for me
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I'm, I'm afraid there's been a mistake. The man who has been speaking to you is an impostor. He is not in fact the Bishop of East Anglia, but a man wanted by the police. I am the Bishop of East Anglia and anyone who doesn't believe me can look me up
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TrustyJules wrote:
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Finally, when the money was high enough, the script suddenly revealed itself as being very clear to me.


RIP Robert Vaughn - who will always be Napoleon Solo for me


Yep and me.
 
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Gambiteer wrote:

News is breaking that Robert Vaughn died this morning.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was one of my dad's favorite shows, and became mine too by watching with Pa, but I really think that my favorite Robert Vaughn role was Walter Chalmers in the movie "Bullitt".


Sad news Justin.
 
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Excellent actor. Enjoyed him as both good guy and bad guy. My earliest memory of him is from "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." TV series. Never missed one of those shows, from the time they began.
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Too bad. He was in a lot of great shows
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He was very intelligent. Here he is on Firing Line.


Buckley's reference to "Thrush" is the organization U.N.C.L.E. was pitted against.

If anyone knows where the full discussion can be viewed, I would greatly appreciate it. Here is another snippet:
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Wow. I'm now very interested in watching that, too.
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slatersteven wrote:
shumyum wrote:
Vaughn got the punch line (as Lee) in one of my favorite pieces of dialogue on film.

Magnificent Seven

Chico: Villages like this they make up a song about every big thing that happens. Sing them for years.

Chris Adams: You think it's worth it?

Chico: Don't you?

Chris Adams: It's only a matter of knowing how to shoot a gun. Nothing big about that.

Chico: Hey. How can you talk like this? Your gun has got you everything you have. Isn't that true? Hmm? Well, isn't that true?

Vin: Yeah, sure. Everything. After awhile you can call bartenders and faro dealers by their first name - maybe two hundred of 'em! Rented rooms you live in - five hundred! Meals you eat in hash houses - a thousand! Home - none! Wife - none! Kids... none! Prospects - zero. Suppose I left anything out?

Chris Adams: Yeah. Places you're tied down to - none. People with a hold on you - none. Men you step aside for - none.

Lee: Insults swallowed - none. Enemies - none.

Chris Adams: No enemies?

Lee: Alive.

and OF COURSE

NO! Wait. Listen to the rest of it: I sleep with my back to the wall - when I CAN sleep. I eat serpents seven times a week. There's not a major city in this galaxy where I can show my face, or spend my wealth. Right now, your offer looks very attractive to me... A meal, and a place to hide.

It's a shame that great line is not from the Seven, just the same character.

Yes Mr Vaughn always added a touch of class.


I always considered Gelt to be a much different character from the rest in that particular film. Far more subdued and clearly less flamboyant or flashy than the other personalities, despite the capability of being such. While it makes him stand out, it also made him a bit of an anti-hero, less likable than the primary characters in the cast.

I settle disputes very quickly. I'm very good at it.
 
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I know the last season of The A-Team got a lot of flack for straying so far from what the show was for the rest of its run, but I did find guilty pleasure in that season, which predominantly featured Robert Vaughn as, basically, the guy who caught the A-Team and forced them to work for him.
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J.L.Robert wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
shumyum wrote:
Vaughn got the punch line (as Lee) in one of my favorite pieces of dialogue on film.

Magnificent Seven

Chico: Villages like this they make up a song about every big thing that happens. Sing them for years.

Chris Adams: You think it's worth it?

Chico: Don't you?

Chris Adams: It's only a matter of knowing how to shoot a gun. Nothing big about that.

Chico: Hey. How can you talk like this? Your gun has got you everything you have. Isn't that true? Hmm? Well, isn't that true?

Vin: Yeah, sure. Everything. After awhile you can call bartenders and faro dealers by their first name - maybe two hundred of 'em! Rented rooms you live in - five hundred! Meals you eat in hash houses - a thousand! Home - none! Wife - none! Kids... none! Prospects - zero. Suppose I left anything out?

Chris Adams: Yeah. Places you're tied down to - none. People with a hold on you - none. Men you step aside for - none.

Lee: Insults swallowed - none. Enemies - none.

Chris Adams: No enemies?

Lee: Alive.

and OF COURSE

NO! Wait. Listen to the rest of it: I sleep with my back to the wall - when I CAN sleep. I eat serpents seven times a week. There's not a major city in this galaxy where I can show my face, or spend my wealth. Right now, your offer looks very attractive to me... A meal, and a place to hide.

It's a shame that great line is not from the Seven, just the same character.

Yes Mr Vaughn always added a touch of class.


I always considered Gelt to be a much different character from the rest in that particular film. Far more subdued and clearly less flamboyant or flashy than the other personalities, despite the capability of being such. While it makes him stand out, it also made him a bit of an anti-hero, less likable than the primary characters in the cast.

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I pretty much agree, he was also the best character.

It was like he was imported (well he was) from a totally different film. In a way the character jarred a bit as he did not fit the overall tone, and I think the version he would have fitted in woudl have been a better film.
 
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