Category: actor

The Last Ride of Captain America

This is not a portrait of the superhero of the same name, but the name of Peter Fonda’s character in the wild movie “Easy Rider”. When I first saw this movie, it rattled my, at the time, right wing brain. I thought it was entertaining but full of hippy propaganda. But the older I got,…

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The Naked Merciless Force of General Ursus

Of all the Planet of the Ape movies, Beneath The Planet of the Apes is my favorite. It is totally off the charts! The best character is the gorilla General Ursus, played by the amazing James Gregory. His best scene is a speech he gives about the evils of humans, accumulating with the amazing line,…

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Cool Hand Paul Newman

Paul Newman was one of the greatest actors of all time, with great performances spanning decades. Some of his best were The Hustler, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, and one of the greatest sports movies ever made, Slap Shot. This portrait of Paul Newman is based on the 1967 movie “Cool Hand…

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