The Thing- en Cocoon-acteur Wilford Brimley overleden
Karakteracteur Wilford Brimley, bekend van zijn rollen in onder meer John Carpenters The Thing en Ron Howards Cocoon, is op 85-jarige leeftijd overleden.
Brimley werkte ook samen met Sydney Pollack aan The Electric Horseman, Absence of Malice en The Firm, met Barry Levinson aan The Natural en met John Woo aan de Jean-Claude Van Damme-film Hard Target.
Op sociale media wordt Brimley herdacht door zijn The Natural-collega Barbara Hershey, Tender Mercies-collega Betty Buckley en vele anderen. Een greep uit de reacties:
Wilford Brimley was a wonderful man and actor.
I had the great pleasure of working with him. He always made me laugh. https://t.co/kkWWr6FAYx
— Barbara Hershey (@BarbaraHershey8) August 2, 2020
So sad to read this. I loved Wilford Brimley. It was a gift to get to work with him in the film “ Tender Mercies.” Great actor! #RIP Wilford. https://t.co/IjXJC8oLP1
— Betty Buckley (@BettyBuckley) August 2, 2020
This is how epic Wilford Brimley was… here he is playing an old retiree in Cocoon… in 1985!!
He was my age now! pic.twitter.com/BVJeSBypm9
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) August 2, 2020
RIP Wilford Brimley – so many great performances, but I’ll never forget seeing him sing this surprisingly tender "It's Not Easy Being Green" https://t.co/xdvh9qGhMj
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 2, 2020
I was very sad to hear that actor Wilford Brimley passed away today. ? His beautiful, humble, and fierce characters in ‘The China Syndrome’ and ‘The Natural’ are two performances I love. What an amazing actor, Rest In Peace sir ♥️ pic.twitter.com/OR1SHsBKfs
— Piper Perabo #StayHome (@PiperPerabo) August 2, 2020
RIP Wilford Brimley
What an absolute legend.
I was lucky enough to make my first movie with him. I was only 8, but he treated me like a peer, and gave me confidence as an actor. Forever grateful for his kindness & generosity. Plus he was funny: pic.twitter.com/SY5L5m9zib
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) August 2, 2020