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« on: January 14, 2016, 01:37:31 PM »

Alan Rickman, 1946-2016

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A family statement said: "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends."

Well two great stars in one week.  2016 is off to a rough start.
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 03:58:55 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on January 14, 2016, 01:37:31 PM

Alan Rickman, 1946-2016

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A family statement said: "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends."

Well two great stars in one week.  2016 is off to a rough start.
Yeah, and Lemmy just recently as well.  All from cancer. 

If anyone needs me, I'll be over here mixing Motorhead and Bowie while binging on Rickman's movies. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 04:04:02 PM »

Oh man.  All of these guys and I didn't even realize he was sick.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 04:33:10 PM »

By Grabthar's hammer, may he rest in peace.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 04:57:33 PM »

He has a film releasing in March, Eye in the Sky, as well as voice work in the new Alice in Wonderland movie. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 05:07:21 PM »

Now I just want to watch Sense and Sensibility instead of doing work. He was so charming in it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 05:40:45 PM »

In reading about Alan Rickman on FB today, it's been incredible to see how each post chose a different role to represent his work. And the fact that all of them were incredibly iconic.

The first I saw was Snape. Of course, Snape is the one you'd use to represent Rickman. But then I saw Hans Gruber. Of course! Die Hard is the first thing I remember seeing him in. He was so good. Perfect. People posted Truly Madly Deeply and Sense and Sensibility pics. Of course, he's classically trained actor. By Grabthar's Hammer, there's Dr. Lazarus! How'd I forget about him?! Of course, he was so deadpan funny (he was the perfect choice for Marvin in the otherwise weak Hitchhiker's Guide movie).

It's incredible that so many roles can stand as the perfect representation for one person. That's the mark of a great actor.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 05:46:18 PM »

Now I can just imagine Snape haunting Potter in his sleep.... frown

One of my favourite roles is him playing a surgeon performing the first heart surgery in 'Something the Lord Made'.
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2016, 06:12:18 PM »

While Rickman's a lot More than Just the Die Hard Villain, I find it telling that all the Die Hard sequels (including with Jeremy Irons in "Die Hard With a Vengeance") have thrashed around unsuccessfully trying to find a villain as charismatic, memorable and, well, villainous. He just isn't a performer you can replace with another generic villain or another fancy-accent British actor.  Bring your own! If they'd known, I bet they would've given his character a parachute for his final Die Hard scene.  icon_smile

What I remember after seeing the Costner Robin Hood movie some years later is people marveling at Rickman's over the top performance but wishing he'd had a more memorable foil than Costner.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2016, 07:03:18 PM »

I think the role that popped in my head first was his character from Love Actually since I saw that again recently.  But yeah, so many classic, memorable roles that he played.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2016, 09:34:58 PM »

My first role that came to mind was Snape followed by the Metatron..
For some reason, I keep forgetting he was Hans Gruber... Don't know why..
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2016, 09:59:59 PM »

Though he was hardly new to acting when he played Hans Gruber, the fact that it was his first theatrical film is pretty amazing. Only the good die young(ish),
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2016, 02:21:27 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 14, 2016, 07:03:18 PM

I think the role that popped in my head first was his character from Love Actually since I saw that again recently.  But yeah, so many classic, memorable roles that he played.

My family also watches Love Actually and Die Hard during the holidays since they are both Christmas movies smile
Galaxy Quest is another role of his my family adores, and the Sheriff of Nottingham one of my favorites.  Rest in peace
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2016, 10:14:55 AM »

His voice on TV would get me running to watch him. He was a very quick-wit-Brit.

An interesting little movie...Truly, madly, deeply. For me it was a pleasure watching him
bob and weave through conversation, so quick with a retort.

For me he was in a class of his own. Especially the parts that he chose to portray.
I would have thoroughly enjoyed seeing him in theater, playing some over the top Shakespeare roles.

So young. 7 years older than me...........gulp.  J/K smile

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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2016, 05:37:25 PM »

He will be missed. No matter how much I liked or disliked a movie he was in, it was always worth watching for him alone.

He'd be on my shortlist of people I'd have loved to sit down and have lunch with. Such a creative and talented man.

He and Vincent Price have now probably snuck "upstairs" and are pulling macabre pranks on the sissy winged folk.
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