Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by guy incognito, May 14, 2017.
Powers Boothe, “Sin City,” “Nashville,” and “Deadwood” Actor, Dies at 68
Flavius Aetius in a miniseries about Attila the Hun. Some real powerful performances over the years.
Thank you Mr. Boothe.
Aw, hell. I remember the Jim Jones movie as well as one he did with Keith Carradine where they were part of a National Guard unit being stalked by Cajuns in a Louisiana swamp. He was a great actor.
The director of Southern Comfort, Walter Hill, was at the Cat Ranch/garage with Marc Maron. Mr. Hill also sounded upset about the death of Bill Paxton.
R.I.P. I never saw the Jim Jones miniseries he won the Emmy for but I remember him being the only person to show up to the telecast to collect his award for it during the actors strike...
Damn. One of my favorite actors. Loved him as Jim Jones, in Southern Comfort, Deadwood and many other great performances and films.
The 'mentor' in Red Dawn-durn.
Great in everything he did. I love "Tombstone". R.I.P.
Farewell to one of my favorite supporting actors. I always think of him as one of the old-fashioned "heavies", good for a crime boss or a government official. 68 seems far too young. R.I.P.
I don't mean that as a bad joke. It just seems, oddly...fitting?
I always saw Powers Boothe as a real man's man in his roles. I mean, how does someone end up with a name like Powers and not be ultimately cool? In Southern Comfort he played the perfect role. When I was a kid, I thought he was Jim Jones! He scared the hell out of me.
I know when it's your time to go, it's your time, but how does one die of "natural causes" at the age of 68? Is that how we spell Heart Attack now?
Great soundtrack by Ry Cooder too.
This is sad news. One of my favorites.
He was in a lot of my favorite shows and movies. I remember one I really liked from the early/mid-80s with him, Rutger Hauer and Kathleen Turner. It was called "A Breed Apart". That is when he became "known" to me. The Jim Jones movie too but probably didn't take much notice then.
RIP Senator Roark.
No way! Very sad news. Great actor. One of my favorites. I loved him in Rapid Fire with Brandon Lee, as well as many other films. RIP.
Nashville. The TV show?
I enjoyed him in a lot of movies. His role as Jim Jones was super creepy. I wish they would do a 4K restoration of Emerald Forest, a favorite of mine with Powers searching many years later for his lost son (played by Charlie Boorman, the director's son) who was kidnapped and grew up among the native inhabitants of the rainforest. Beautiful scenery in that movie . . .
Sad...He was an excellent actor. Great in Tombstone as "Curly Bill" and his portrayal of Flavius Aetius in the Attila mini-series was also impressive. Check him out in an excellent HBO movie "By Dawn's Early Light" -a fine performance. RIP.
First time I ever saw Powers Boothe, that I know of, was probably in the very early 90s in the middle of the night watching WGN's late night movie "Guyana Tragedy". I'll always associate him with that movie and Jim Jones. That movie freaked me out a little bit as mid-teen.
Great name, fine actor.
I loved his work. Sad news.
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