Saturday, January 28, 2017

In Memoriam

John Hurt (January 22, 1940 - January 27, 2017)

Twice nominated for an Academy Award (for The Elephant Man and Midnight Express), John Hurt was an excellent actor whose work I appreciated in many movies, like V for Vendetta, Hellboy, Snowpiercer, and of course Alien.

He was great at playing scary, sad, or profound, all traits he put to good use during a career that spanned 6 decades!



Martha Readyoff said...

It is a tragedy and an eerily timed one. Just as we enter this new Orwellian world order, this great actor who portrayed Winston Smith in 1984 with stark hopelessness, bows out before we deny that 2+2=4.

Massimo said...

Amen to that my friend!