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Thread: RIP actor Rip Torn (Larry Sanders, Men in Black, and freaking Beastmaster!)

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    RIP actor Rip Torn (Larry Sanders, Men in Black, and freaking Beastmaster!)

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    He was one of the saving graces of Canadian Bacon, Michael Moore's infamously uneven comedy from the early 90's, which also has the distinction of being John Candy's last picture.

    The scenes with him and Alan Alda are great. I love the bit where they're looking for someone to start a war with to reinvigorate the US economy, is hilarious:

    (slide of Brechnev flashes on screen)
    Rip: Dead
    (slide of Khomeini flashes on screen)
    Rip: (getting slightly agitated) Dead
    (slide of..oh, I can't remember who the third one was)
    Rip: ALSO DEAD!!!!!!
    (slide of Noriegia flashes on screen)
    Rip: Well, he's still alive, but we got him down in Florida, making license plates

    I also love the exchange where Alan Alda mentions how ridiculous the Grenada invasion was:
    Alda: They didn't even wake Reagan!
    Rip: We didn't have to!

    He was also great as Albert Brooks' advocate in Defending Your Life. "Actually, there is no Hell, but I hear Los Angeles is getting awfully close!"

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    I recently watched Payday (1974). Rip was great in that movie.

    RIP

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    Also, a cousin of David Torn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Also, a cousin of David Torn.
    And a step-brother Half Torn?
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    A wild man off screen. Unique on screen presense. RIP

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    Loved him as Patches O'Houlihan in Dodgeball.
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    Bummer.

    RIP Rip (someone had to say it)

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    Rest in peace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Elf View Post
    And a step-brother Half Torn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    A wild man off screen.
    Michael: "Harold, don't you have any other music, you know, from [last] century?"
    Harold: "There is no other music....."

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