RIP John Phillip Law
May 15, 2008 6:29 AM   Subscribe

Damn. Fly on, Pygar.
I hope this post brings some new eyes to Danger Diabolik.

posted by podwarrior at 7:04 AM on May 15, 2008

posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 7:38 AM on May 15, 2008

The man was simply gorgeous.

I loved him most in Danger: Diabolik. Eva, that lucky bitch.
posted by kkokkodalk at 7:59 AM on May 15, 2008

Well hell. And the first movie I think of when I hear the name is one of my all-time favourite comedies, "The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming", Norman Jewison's hilarious slam at the whole Cold War. Law played the young Russian sailor, Kolchin, who got to do smoochies with Andrea Dromm, one of my teen crushes. I've always pretty much thought of him frozen in that age and to have read that he was 70 this year was a bit of a shock.

I'm sorry to hear of this passing.
posted by Mike D at 8:06 AM on May 15, 2008

Somewhere Gypsy is crying.

posted by mephron at 8:18 AM on May 15, 2008

posted by CitizenD at 8:21 AM on May 15, 2008

One of the coolest men ever. Peace.
posted by matteo at 8:55 AM on May 15, 2008

Sigh. farewell.
posted by Pallas Athena at 9:25 AM on May 15, 2008

I was more interested in Caroline Munro, who starred opposite Law in Sinbad. Women looked a little different in the days before aerobics and breast enhancement surgery.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:30 AM on May 15, 2008

The man was simply gorgeous.

To each his/her own- I watched Barabarella for Ugo Tognazzi- yes, especially for the (fake) hirsutism. Hated pretty boys even as a little gay kid.

Ugo (from La Cage aux Folles) died in 1990 ... for him and all the sexy rugged types who get/got upstaged by Mr High Cheekbones and hairless bods:

posted by ethnomethodologist at 9:55 AM on May 15, 2008

Danger: Diabolik not only inspired the movie CQ and the Beastie Boys video for Body Movin', but Mike Myers stole a lot from it for the Austin Powers movies.


(and Mario Bava too...)
posted by jonp72 at 11:05 AM on May 15, 2008

I ♥ Diabolik.

posted by mumkin at 11:32 AM on May 15, 2008

I knew the name sounded familiar. He also played Calgon from one of my favorite MST3K's Space Mutiny. In case you forget who he was, he was the greasy haired guy who sweat ALOT!
posted by Chocomog at 4:20 AM on May 16, 2008

This man got to have (fake) sex in a pile of money.

RIP, you magnificent bastard. You did some good (for various definitions of "good") work.
posted by sparkletone at 12:50 AM on May 18, 2008

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