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Actor of Choice: John Carradine

Actor of Choice: John Carradine

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 5th 2018

Born 112 years ago today, “John Carradine [1906-1988], the historical figure, looms larger than the man himself. He is remembered as one of cinema’s greatest character actors and the patriarch of a

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The Reluctant Emperor

The Reluctant Emperor

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 17th 2017

Being the most acclaimed and in-demand actor in movies didn’t sit well with Marlon Brando in his banner year of 1954. Although his iconic performance as On the Waterfront’s New York longshoreman Te

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Ancient and Modern Maturity

Ancient and Modern Maturity

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 29th 2016

Even in repose, leading man Victor Mature (1913-1999), bore the surly expression of rough trade, which made him an ideal player in film noir (I Wake Up Screaming, Kiss of Death, Cry of the City) an

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