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RIP, Harry Dean Stanton.

Harry Dean Stanton
(July 14, 1926 – September 15, 2017)

I’ve been dreading this day. The great character actor Harry Dean Stanton has passed away at 91. 129 more words


Parts Is Parts: Small Roles and Character Actors

You’ve seen it a thousand times. The camera swoops in, holding on the yellow tape preventing gawkers from getting in the way. Week after week big name actors gather at the crime scene, kicking clues aside, generally bumbling their way toward a plot. 1,390 more words

The Fighting 69th

On yesterday’s date one hundred years ago April 6, 1917 the United States entered WW I.
In The Fighting 69th this 1940 Warner Brothers film remembers three real life heroes during the U.S. 482 more words


Character Actors Spotlighted on TCM in April! #WhatACharacter

If there’s one thing classic movie fans share without question it’s a love and appreciation for character actors. This is why I’ve no doubt there’s a lot of excitement in the air about… 741 more words

Classic Movies

Character Actors: Unsung Heroes

Character actors just can’t get any love. Think about it: there are Academy Awards for Sound Mixing but nothing for these tireless actors who have hundreds of IMDB acting credits, are critical to the success of most films, yet we rarely even know their names. 1,949 more words

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Joan Blondell, Shining Star Forced to be a Satellite

“I don’t know what the secret to longevity as an actress is… maybe it’s the audience seeing itself in you.” … Joan Blondell

Joanie should know. 1,369 more words


WHAT A CHARACTER! 2016 - Day Two

I’m thrilled to be hosting Day Two of the 2016 What A Character! Blogathon. This is the fifth consecutive year that I co-host this tribute to the lesser known players that enriched so many movies. 446 more words