Thursday, September 30, 2010

RIP Tony Curtis

Farewell, Tony Curtis. Though I'll always remember you for your performances in HOUDINI and SPARTACUS, I'll never forget/forgive you for driving me from a room during OTHELLO, THE BLACK COMMANDO.

Bonus points for not being able to star in REVENGE OF THE STOLEN STARS due to whatever was "ailing" you at the time. After an unsuccessful bid to have Ernest Borgnine play the part, director Uli Lommel turned to his idol – irascible Eurotrash star Klaus Kinski – and cast him without benefit of a script rewrite as Barry Hickey's ghostly uncle.

1 comment:

Nick Thomas said...

I got to meet him a few years ago, and blogged about it just a few weeks ago. Lovely man & fabulous actor.

http://getnickt.blogspot.com/2010/07/tony-curtis-meeting-in-desert.html