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While many here will moan over the loss of the actor who spent the least amount of screen time as The Doctor, the veteran English actor will be remembered for a wide range of roles, including John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Kane in Alien, Ollivander in the Harry Potter film series, and Winston Smith in 1984.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4166046/Actor-John-H...

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I know. But I decided to leave the full filmography to IMDB and Wikipedia.
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He was awesome in Hellboy too.
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Drew1365 wrote:
Also, I was recently re-watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and I forgot he was in that. But there he was!


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I was recently re-watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


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re-watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


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Ha was an amazing Caligula in I, Claudius. One of my favorite mini-series. So good at playing the freak.
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FFS, I thought 2016 was a bad year for iconic people but this do not bode well for 2017 either. RIP John.
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Octavian wrote:
Drew1365 wrote:
Also, I was recently re-watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and I forgot he was in that. But there he was!


Drew1365 wrote:
I was recently re-watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


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re-watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull




Wait a minute, are you, the most feared admin, trying to make fun in a thread about the death of a very respected actor? Did I misunderstand this?
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Wait a minute, are you, the most feared admin, trying to make fun in a thread about the death of a very respected actor? Did I misunderstand this?


He is human, you know, and he does participate in the, well, people stuff of BGG.

I mean, yes, he's probably slacking off at work instead of ban-hammering away at RSP (that being, well, his job), but still...

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One of my favorite cameos of all time.
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Jern wrote:
Wait a minute, are you, the most feared admin, trying to make fun in a thread about the death of a very respected actor?

This is Chit Chat. If you don't like fun, take it to Feel The Love.
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I grant that this is weird, but he did such a good job of playing someone who looked about to die in Contact that every time I've seen him in a movie since then, I've had a moment of "Holy cow--he's still alive? Awesome!" So, rather than feeling like he was taken from us too early, I feel like we got twenty bonus years. Makes it a lot easier to celebrate his life rather than focusing on lamenting his death.
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rinelk wrote:
I grant that this is weird, but he did such a good job of playing someone who looked about to die in Contact that every time I've seen him in a movie since then, I've had a moment of "Holy cow--he's still alive? Awesome!" So, rather than feeling like he was taken from us too early, I feel like we got twenty bonus years. Makes it a lot easier to celebrate his life rather than focusing on lamenting his death.




(Maybe male actors are paid more as being male is apparently fatal.)
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A great actor.

Well of course I ordered no triumphs! Do you think I'd order triumphs for myself?!
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"After all, He Who Must Not Be Named did great things with that wand. Terrible, yes, but great."

One of the best lines from the whole Harry Potter series, and it came early in the first film. Seeing it written here cannot convey the earnest creepiness with which Hurt delivered that line.

I also liked him as 'Adam Sutler' in "V for Vendetta"; and as the storyteller/narrator in Jim Henson's "The Storyteller", an under-rated fantasy TV series from the late '80s. Those two roles really showed his acting range: from the intense dictator of "V" to the kindly old man in "Storyteller" is quite a difference.
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One of the greatest voices ever.


I remember him most fondly as the Elephant Man, Watership Down's Hazel, and as Aragorn in Bakshi's LOTR. And the freaking exploding chest, of course.
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Rest in Peace, John. You made impression as Caligula in I, Claudius and in 1984, one of the most depressing movies ever and righteous so.
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sikeospi wrote:
rinelk wrote:
I grant that this is weird, but he did such a good job of playing someone who looked about to die in Contact that every time I've seen him in a movie since then, I've had a moment of "Holy cow--he's still alive? Awesome!" So, rather than feeling like he was taken from us too early, I feel like we got twenty bonus years. Makes it a lot easier to celebrate his life rather than focusing on lamenting his death.





No wonder he got cast in "Dead Man"



Edit: wrong pic got in there!

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