18 June 2015

R.I.P RICK DUCOMMUN

*sigh* Another great person has left the building: Canadian comedian and actor RICK DUCOMMUN passed away at the age of 58.

He was never a huge star, but to me, he was everything, mainly because of his super-fabulous performance in Joe Dante's "The 'Burbs" as Tom Hanks' annoying next-door-neighbor who thinks the new neighbors are cannibalistic satanists. Ducommun's performance is insanely awesome and definitely one of the main reasons why "The 'Burbs" is one of my favorite movies of all time.

Just watch these three clips below and you know what I mean - he was simply awesome:
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He made some other terrific genre performances in "Little Monsters" (1989), "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" (1990), "Ghost in the Machine" (1993) and "Scary Movie" (2000), but he also appeared in action classics like "Die Hard" (1988), "The Hunt for Red October" (1990) or "The Last Boy Scout" (1993), and comedies like "Spaceballs" (1987), "Loaded Weapon 1" (1993) or "Groundhog Day" (1993).

Rest in Peace, Rick Ducommun. I'll miss you :-(
1956 - 2015



3 comments:

  1. We really like "The Burbs"... and enjoyed his performance... sorry to hear of his passing...

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  2. Enjoyed him from The 'Burbs and liked the varying degrees of how he would pop up in a lot of films I grew up with. I wish he made more appearances later in life, but we got a lot out of Rick Ducommun.

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  3. A sad loss, and at such a young age too :(

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