RIP, Wilford Brimley

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    Presumably of complications from diabeetus.

    So many memorable roles this guy had during my childhood. Cocoon, The Firm. And, of course, my favorite:

     
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    I was surprised he was only 85 , he seemed old 30 years ago but did have some great roles.
     
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    One of the comments I read that made me smile was to the effect of, "He's been 80 since he was 40."
     
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    He was only 50 in Cocoon .
     
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    God, I loved that movie.
     
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    One of his best lines well delivered:

    “I’m gonna have somebody’s ass in my briefcase”.

     
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    He’s made his last pitch to call Liberty
     
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    The Natural is a great film.
     
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    The Natural is like the Shawshank Redemption, I will watch it even if it has been playing for awhile; it has a great cast and a great story.
     
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    I named my son after Roy Hobbs.
     
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    Have you read the novel? Much different ending.
     
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    Great music helps make the movie great.

    Ive always thought that Youngberry (The pitcher for the final HR) should have been the same kid beside the train as it left the carnival.
     
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    No but I know the ending. Reading it is on my bucket list, if I have one
     
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    Something funny I heard in a podcast last week, was that Tom Cruise was older in the last MI film than Brimley was when they made The Firm, to the point that he has looked old for a long, long time...
     
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    It's free on Prime right now. Watched it about a week ago.
     
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    Thanks! Prime is kind of pain to navigate but I did catch a good WWII movie yesterday while trying to sort through it called: "The Train" that starred Burt Lancaster and Paul Schofield ( a really great actor) about the resistance in France trying to keep the Germans from stealing their art. It was slowed paced if you are used to the current action movies that we have now but well worth the journey.
     
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    I have that DVD. I really like the movie. But I’m a train guy.
     
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    Made my Sunday. Wife and I watched that movie for the first time. Good stuff.
     
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    “Sometimes when I walk down the street I bet people will say there goes Roy Hobbs, the best there ever was in the game.”
     
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    Awesome
     

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