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NFT: RIP Rip Torn

RodneyHamp : 7/9/2019 11:00 pm
First Larry, now Artie.
I saw him a few years ago at a Rangers game  
Anakim : 7/9/2019 11:04 pm : link
Seemed to be there alone.

Immediately think of Men in Black and Freddie Got Fingered.

RIP
all the good ones  
Giantsfan79 : 7/9/2019 11:04 pm : link
are disappearing.
If you can dodge a wrench...  
Anakim : 7/9/2019 11:13 pm : link
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RIP Rip  
Mr. Bungle : 7/9/2019 11:25 pm : link
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I think of Judas first  
Mr. Bungle : 7/9/2019 11:26 pm : link
whenever I hear his name.
Defending Your Life  
Gmanfandan : 7/9/2019 11:39 pm : link
He was amazing. RIP
Oh man...  
Chris in Philly : 7/10/2019 12:28 am : link
I loved him. He was great.
RE: Defending Your Life  
steve in ky : 7/10/2019 12:37 am : link
In comment 14495694 Gmanfandan said:
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He was amazing. RIP


I agree, he was terrific in that movie.

And of course loved him as Artie. A truly great television character.
Don't forget The Beastmaster.  
robbieballs2003 : 7/10/2019 6:21 am : link
But he had his demons. Didn't he drive into and rob a bank because he thought it was his house? I think it was due to alcohol.
Is it necessary for me to drink my own urine?  
cjac : 7/10/2019 7:21 am : link
No, but I do it anyway because it's sterile and I like the taste.



RIP Rip
A  
AcidTest : 7/10/2019 8:29 am : link
great comedian. RIP. God bless.
If my..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/10/2019 8:42 am : link
name was Elmore Rual Torn, I think I'd go with Rip too!

RIP to an immensely funny guy.
Definitely would have lost this round of  
Section331 : 7/10/2019 8:51 am : link
"Dead or Alive". RIP Rip.
Scully's catch of the dayyyyy.....it's fresh grouper!  
Greg from LI : 7/10/2019 9:00 am : link
Gently sauteed in lemon butter with shallots, and a teasing hint of dijon!



It was hardly the best movie he was in, but he always cracked me up as Scully. RIP
RE: Don't forget The Beastmaster.  
mfsd : 7/10/2019 9:03 am : link
In comment 14495727 robbieballs2003 said:
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But he had his demons. Didn't he drive into and rob a bank because he thought it was his house? I think it was due to alcohol.


Haha forgot he was the bad guy in Beastmaster...considering he was doomed for defying that prophecy, he lasted a good long while.

And yes I do recall the drunken bank “robbery” story...he had a couple alcohol related incidents that hit the papers around where he settled in Connecticut.

Good actor in a lot of different roles over the years
some videos  
Moondawg : 7/10/2019 9:26 am : link
Artie gives Paula advice on breast cancer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s21_wrtHOK0

Late interview with Rip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLDX6FRr6iA

THere is an amazing clip with Garry Shandling talking about how he cast Rip Torn in "Larry Sanders" and I can't find it. But it is part of this series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTTDhy4EOpQ
here is shandling on Rip as Artie  
Moondawg : 7/10/2019 9:28 am : link
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Link - ( New Window )
How could they make Shandling do that interview  
CardinalX : 7/10/2019 10:09 am : link
Recovering from such a massive allergic reaction? That's so insensitive.
RE: How could they make Shandling do that interview  
Moondawg : 7/10/2019 10:12 am : link
In comment 14495822 CardinalX said:
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Recovering from such a massive allergic reaction? That's so insensitive.


He had an diagnosed thyroid condition. Only found out late in life.
Rip's alcohol related incident  
Dr. D : 7/10/2019 10:34 am : link
I grew up in a rural area of NY that borders CT, very near where Rip lived. Interestingly, the town where he got into trouble is very small with a population of about 4000.

With all due respect, it was kind of like Otis breaking into the bank of Maybury (except in this case Otis was a pretty famous actor named Rip).

RIP Rip.
RE: Scully's catch of the dayyyyy.....it's fresh grouper!  
Mike Graves : 7/10/2019 11:42 am : link
In comment 14495784 Greg from LI said:
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Gently sauteed in lemon butter with shallots, and a teasing hint of dijon!



It was hardly the best movie he was in, but he always cracked me up as Scully. RIP


Summer rental is a classic. I’m trying to watch the smurfs. Yea. Your trying to watch the smurfs. You ever see the one where Papa Smurf smashed the shit out of a guy with a red hat?
Moondawg...  
Chris in Philly : 7/10/2019 11:57 am : link
Those are some great links. Thanks!
RE: Moondawg...  
Moondawg : 7/10/2019 12:43 pm : link
In comment 14495908 Chris in Philly said:
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Those are some great links. Thanks!


You are welcome, my friend.
Dodge  
figgy2989 : 7/10/2019 1:06 pm : link
Duck
Dip
Dive
and...Dodge

Funny dude, RIP.
RIP  
Carson53 : 7/10/2019 2:34 pm : link
I thought he was great on the Larry Sanders show.
Along with Jeffrey Tambor, 'Hey now'.
R.I.P. Rip ...  
BronxBob : 7/10/2019 5:03 pm : link
If Rip's not enough reason to watch "The Man Who Fell to Earth" again, there's always Candy Clark. He played two different characters in "Sweet Bird of Youth" years apart and was also in a version of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." He was in "You're a Big Boy Now," directed by Coppola before he was Coppola and with music by the Lovin' Spoonful. Tip of the iceberg. R.I.P. indeed.
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