07 June 2015

R.I.P RICHARD JOHNSON

Veteran British actor RICHARD JOHNSON, a.k.a the man who turned down James Bond, has died at
the age of 87 after short illness.

Johnson was an extremely versatile actor, able to pull off everything with class and style, doesn't matter if classy big-budget blockbusters or shoddy low-budget potboilers. To horror fans, he's best known for his roles in Robert Wise's haunted-house classic "The Haunting" (1963) and Lucio Fulci's gore classic "Zombi 2" (1979, a.k.a "Zombie Flesh Eaters"), and unfortunately not-so-known for more neat horror appearances throughout the 70s and 80s:
"Beyond The Door" (1974), "The Night Child" (1975), "The Comeback" (1978), "Island of the Fishmen" (1979, a.k.a "Screamers"), "The Great Alligator River" (1979), "The Monster Club" (1981) and "What Waits Below" (1985).

Outside of horror, he's known for stellar performances in war-themed movies like "Never So Few" (1959, starring Frank Sinatra & Gina Lollobrigida), "Operation Crossbow" (1966, starring Sophia Loren), "Aces High" (1976, starring Malcolm McDowell & Christopher Plummer) or "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" (2008), as well as in historical action-drama "Khartoum" (1966, starring Charlton Heston & Laurence Olivier), video-game adaptation "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001, starring Angelina Jolie & Jon Voight), and Woody Allen's "Scoop" (2006, starring Scarlett Johansson & Hugh Jackman).

Rest in Peace, Richard Johnson
1927 - 2015 


1 comment:

  1. HOLY SHIT, HIM, TOO?! C'MON DEATH! GIVE US A BREAK!

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