RIP Wilford Brimley

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  1. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Like Ben Johnson, Mr. Brimley was a genuine stud.

    There will never be another with that voice or that stache.

    God's speed sir and thank you.
     
  2. gadunz

    gadunz

    Dec 4, 2012
    85, good innings.
     
  3. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I'm sorry to hear that.
    RIP
     
  4. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    He was great in the Tom Selleck western Crossfire Trail, and the 1920's era set High Road To China. Ron Howard was talking on how Brimley was like a gruff uncle on the set of Cocoon, and wanted to improvise more in his role.

    Great character actor that was like a small bottle of Tabasco. You didn't need much of it to make a hell of an impression.

    "Its the right thing to do!"
     
  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Loved him as the manager in The Natural. Probably the best character in the film.
    RIP
     
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  6. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Anyone remember him in The Thing, ?

    He was also in Remo Williams, The Adventure Begins, as the
    agency guy.
     
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  7. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    Yeah, John Carpenter’s The Thing is my favorite combination sci-fi/horror movie.

    In all the roles I’ve seen him in, Wilford Brimley only ever needed to be himself to make a big impression; no overacting needed.

    R.I.P.

    Jim
     
  8. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie

    Apr 19, 2016
    A great actor. RIP
     
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  9. onekerf

    onekerf Gold Member Gold Member

    688
    Feb 5, 2008
    Cocoon- "Cat couldn't scratch it"

    RIP
     
  10. DrPenguin

    DrPenguin

    499
    Mar 2, 2005
    I agree, he was a great actor. What a distinct voice. Last of the Dogmen was narrated by him and was much better for it.

    Godspeed Wilford.
     
  11. loon#r

    loon#r Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Son of a bitch I just learn this now here?!
     
  12. loon#r

    loon#r Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Ever read about the inspiration for that movie (Who Goes There? 1938). Very interesting back story.

     
  13. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    No, I haven’t. I have heard of it, though. But now I’m interested to look into it. Thank you.

    Jim
     
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