20 April 2015

R.I.P RICHARD DYSART

Yet another acting legend has passed away. The great RICHARD DYSART has died at the age of 86 from Cancer.

To horror fans, Dysart is best known for his role in John Carpenter's masterpiece
"The Thing" (1982) as grumpy Dr. Copper ["They're not Swedish, Mac. They're Norwegian."]. He also performed in sci-fi/horror b-movies like "The Terminal Man" (1974), "Prophecy" (1979) or "Warning Sign" (1985).

Outside of Horror, he is most famous for his role as Leland Mckenzie in all 171 episodes of "L.A. Law" (1986-1994) which garnered him a Primetime Emmy in 1992. He also worked together with other legendary directors, like John Schlesinger ("The Day of the Locust", 1975), Hal Ashby ("Being There", 1979), John Schlesinger ("The Falcon and the Snowman", 1985), Peter Bogdanovich ("Mask", 1985), Clint Eastwood ("Pale Rider", 1985), Oliver Stone ("Wall Street", 1987) or Robert Zemeckis ("Back to the Future III", 1990).

Rest in Peace, Richard Dysart
1929 - 2015


2 comments:

  1. No! So many losses this month! RIP.

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  2. I just watched Prophecy this past weekend. Sad news.

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