OT RIP Ernest Borgnine

LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,199
edited December 1969 in The Commons

One of the great actors in Hollywood History, Ernest Borgnine will be greatly missed

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  • Kulay WolfKulay Wolf Posts: 10,817
    edited December 1969

    He was in a lot of movies. I see he was in the original The Poseidon Adventure movie (1972)

    He also did the voice of old Mermaid man in Sponge Bob. Wikipedia said that he enjoyed that.

  • tsaristtsarist Posts: 957
    edited December 1969

    McHale's Navy was one of the best comedies

  • Cyn ArtCyn Art Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    tsarist said:
    McHale's Navy was one of the best comedies

    It was one of those we most remember him by here.
    Loved him as an actor. ~ Another great stepping into the sunset. : (

  • Kevin-McKeeKevin-McKee Posts: 644
    edited December 1969

    Damn it -- no more Mermaid-Man, and it's only a matter of time until we lose Barnacle Boy, too.

  • IanTPIanTP Posts: 1,271
    edited December 1969

    Sad news indeed, I remember him best in, Ice Station Zebra, Escape from New York and of course Airwolf, very sad.

  • atticanneatticanne Posts: 2,616
    edited December 1969

    I remember him from Marty and From Here to Eternity. I also spent many happy hours watching McHale's Navy.

  • OstadanOstadan Posts: 337
    edited December 1969

    Borgnine serves as a good reminder that actors don't have to be handsome with high cheekbones and great abs. He played a wide variety of roles during his long career. Something to think about, perhaps, as we do renders and choose how to cast M4/M5/Genesis Male into the characters we want.

    Alas, it is still harder for more plain-looking -- and certainly older -- actresses to get interesting character roles than it is for the men.

  • fivecatfivecat Posts: 0
    edited July 2012

    Ostadan said:
    Borgnine serves as a good reminder that actors don't have to be handsome with high cheekbones and great abs. He played a wide variety of roles during his long career. Something to think about, perhaps, as we do renders and choose how to cast M4/M5/Genesis Male into the characters we want.

    Alas, it is still harder for more plain-looking -- and certainly older -- actresses to get interesting character roles than it is for the men.

    It is certainly easier for ugly men to get acting roles. I prefer acting talent to looks, but I'm obviously a minority. But then some men who got famous on their looks make me say wtf -- Stallone for one.

    Edit: current actors, Ryan Gosling.

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  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 8,576
    edited December 1969

    He will be missed. Condolences to his family.

  • Miss BMiss B Posts: 3,069
    edited December 1969

    AtticAnne said:
    I remember him from Marty and From Here to Eternity. I also spent many happy hours watching McHale's Navy.

    I agree, Marty was my favorite of his movies. A truly talented individual.

  • ColdrakeColdrake Posts: 0
    edited July 2012

    He was one of my favorite actors, he will be missed. I remember a few years ago I was watching the final season of E.R. and I got a bit of a shock seeing Ernest Borgnine in a role in the episode, still acting at 92! As it turns out, his last movie is coming out this year.


    Coldrake

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