Powers Boothe (Deadwood, Sin City) - RIP

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by guy incognito, May 14, 2017.

  1. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member Thread Starter

  2. Commander Lucius Emery

    Commander Lucius Emery Forum Resident

    Flavius Aetius in a miniseries about Attila the Hun. Some real powerful performances over the years.
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  3. mdm08033

    mdm08033 Forum Resident

    Thank you Mr. Boothe.
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  4. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident

    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.
  5. mdm08033

    mdm08033 Forum Resident

    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.
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  6. Glenpwood

    Glenpwood Hyperactive!

    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...
  7. sberger

    sberger I like dirty records

    Goodbye Cy

  8. Damn. One of my favorite actors. Loved him as Jim Jones, in Southern Comfort, Deadwood and many other great performances and films.
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  9. Karnak

    Karnak "81-82-83-84..."

    Southern Ont.
    The 'mentor' in Red Dawn-durn:sigh:.
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  10. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Great in everything he did. I love "Tombstone". R.I.P.
  11. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    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.
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    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?
  13. Coppertop Tester

    Coppertop Tester Forum Resident

    Great soundtrack by Ry Cooder too.
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  14. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    This is sad news. One of my favorites.
  15. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
    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.

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  16. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    RIP Senator Roark.
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  17. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    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.
  18. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
  19. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member Thread Starter

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  20. townsend

    townsend Forum Resident

    Montrose, CO
    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 . . .
  21. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

  22. 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.
  23. JCM

    JCM Years ago, I was an angry young man

    Columbus, Ohio
    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.
  24. JPagan

    JPagan Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Great name, fine actor.

  25. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Forum Resident

    I loved his work. Sad news. :(

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