Character actor Ed Lauter has died
. In a career
that spanned over forty years, he was a familiar face on both television and film (and active until the end with appearances in "Trouble With The Curve" and "The Artist"). And with the greatest respect and affection, he also costarred in one the greatest bad films
of the eighties.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI
on Oct 17, 2013 -
Under appreciated, once almost-famous comedian Chris Elliot
is, in a word, odd. His start as a runner/page
on the early days of Late Night with David Letterman led to his recurring roles as "the guy under the stairs" and "Marlon Brando
". Soon after he landed a sit-com called "Get a Life"
on a fledgling Fox network, which can only be described as surreal. From there he created his first (and last) feature length star vehicle "Cabin Boy
" (which features a hilarious cameo with Letterman in his only movie role
). These days he is more known as a character actor in comedic roles. But a few books
and a look back at his work makes you wonder why he might be the only celebrity on the internet with no apparent fan site.
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Aug 21, 2006 -