Powers Boothe (Deadwood, Sin City) - RIP

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

  1. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
  2. Interestingly enough his first movie role was in Cruising, where he played a clerk schooling Al Pacino on what different coloured hankies hanging out of the back pocket mean in the hardcore gay scene.

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  3. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Remember him as Philip Marlowe in two fairly poor series based on Chandler's short stories. I think the first series was British-made and the second, Canadian. I also recall too much gun-play!
  4. tonyc

    tonyc Well-Known Member

    Rayna's father. A key figure the first couple of seasons.
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  5. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
    When they were younger, I used to think Craig T. Nelson and Powers Boothe looked, acted and sounded similar and sometimes would mix them up when either of them were just in a cameo role for something.
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  6. Whoopycat

    Whoopycat Forum Resident

    Des Moines
    Wasn't he the president or VP in 24 for a while?
  7. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident

    Yep, he was Vice-President Noah Daniels in season six.
  8. xdawg

    xdawg Skating away

    Roswell, GA, USA
    R.I.P. Mr. Boothe :(
  9. DLD

    DLD Forum Resident

    Dallas, Tx
    He was darn near great in everthing he was in and will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace Mr. Boothe
  10. Daryl M

    Daryl M Forum Resident

    London, Ontario
    Loved him in `Southern Comfort'. Had no idea he was in `Cruising', which is one of my favourite films(!).
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  11. Veltri

    Veltri ♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪

    An actor who played evil so well you just wanted him out of the show as soon as possible - until it happens and then you want to see him more. R.I.P.
  12. Yeah, a small role in Cruising. One of my favorite films, as well. Such a seedy damn flick!

    The thing about Cruising is he just explains the whole hanky thing as if he were telling the detective that water is wet. It's just a conversation. Cool.
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  13. theoxrox

    theoxrox Forum Resident

    central Wisconsin
    Thanks for a ton of great performances, Mr. Boothe!
  14. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

  15. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Always gave a great performance.

    RIP Powers...
  16. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky!

    Midlands UK


    Think this was 1st movie I caught with Powers Boothe in.. He just got better and better..


    Played a Great Villain..
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  17. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    I don't remember him in "Cruising" either, but its been awhile. I see from the picture above he was the guy explaining hanky-code to Pacino. Wish that one would get a nice blu-ray release.
  18. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    His best role may have been as the villain, Cash Bailey, in the otherwise confusing and ultimately unsatisfying action film/Peckinpah homage, EXTREME PREJUDICE. He has a couple terrific monologues that are worth your ninety minutes.
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  19. Jason Pumphrey

    Jason Pumphrey Forum Resident

    A great character actor, especially good at playing villains, a shame Quentin Tarantino never used him.
  20. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

    Do we know if he had been sick? IMDB has nothing he was going to be working on.
  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Never seen him give a bad performance.

    Rest In Peace.
  22. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Oh yes.
  23. bferr1

    bferr1 Forum Resident

    I liked him as Alexander Haig in Oliver Stone's Nixon.

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  24. townsend

    townsend Forum Resident

    Montrose, CO
    I dig him in Emerald Forest, among many movies. I still think that movie is worthy of Criterion Collection treatment, redone with a 4K master. The Amazon rain forest would look phenomenal. Also like Charlie Boorman, the director's son, in the role as Boothe's kidnapped child.

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