He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Charly, but I think of him as a movie star more than an actor.
I turned to Helaine this evening and said, “Cliff Robertson died.” Nothing. No reaction.
If I told Stef she wouldn’t know who he was.
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie Charly, but I think of him as a movie star more than an actor. There’s no movie he’s made I’d say, “Watch that one.”
Cliff Robertson was so big and now so forgotten. That is the typical career arc. No one last forever.
He was 88. I’m guessing lots of people thought he was already dead if they thought of him at all. Shame.
I was looking for something to read and so flipped through the Arts and Entertainment section of the Sunday Times. It didn’t take me long to come to an article about the new Twilight Zone DVDs – a project spearheaded by my friend Paul Brownstein.
I’ve written about Paul before, so I won’t labor you with repeated praise. However, the Times article was very flattering about all the parts of this DVD that Paul touched – interviews and commentary, re added original scenes, crisp remastered prints, and old long forgotten extras.
Here’s the article, or if you stumble upon this at some distant date, it’s also included after the ‘jump’ link.
I’ve been waiting for Paul to receive this kind of praise for years.
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