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RIP Wilford Brimley

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by yamfox, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Can't forget his comforting line to the grandchild character: "We won't ever get old, and we won't ever die.". Well, he can live forever in my memory, far as I'm concerned.

    Might want to watch Steven Colbert tomorrow night...he might have some nice words to say about the man who used to call him up and give him crap on The Colbert Report for years.
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  2. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    Which was ironic as he looked like he did get old when he made that movie. It is like a ‘Reverse of The Irishman’ where they put an old De Niro, Pacino and Pesci in the movie, but Scorsese made them look 48(which worked until those Actors had to move their bodies). So in Cocoon, Brimley as a 49 year old was made to look 80. Special Effects must have been good back in the ‘80s.

    He should have added in the movie line you quoted, “and we will never get that Diabeaters”.

    On a serious note, who is going to now tell us to eat Oatmeal because it is a healthy breakfast? Martin Sheen?

    RIP Mr. Brimley
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2020
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  3. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    You know, it’s funny that you mentioned that because I thought the same thing.
  4. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    The East
    My HS buddy Bob by the time he was 22 looked like he was 45 with the bushy ‘stach, thinning hair, hunky dory mannerism, a much heavier version of Ned Flanders. It wasn’t because of hard living or hard drinking. His idea of excitement was wearing sandals sock less. By the time he turned 40’ish his appearance started to match his actual age. Once he was over the hurdle he began to look younger than the now 55 year old man. The guy started at 45 and stayed there.
  5. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Funny you should ask me that; I've been starting my mornings with a pouch of Quaker's Instant, two pinches of Quaker Quick Oats, and a pinch of granola plus half a banana ever since I came home from the hospital last February. And I did it for my health (plus Covid-shopping made it smart), with nary an ironic thought to their mustachio'd spokesperson.
  6. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident

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  7. Propinquity

    Propinquity Forum Resident

    Gravel Switch, KY
    One of those guys who looked old even when he was relatively young.
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  8. Rob P S

    Rob P S Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
  9. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Miss you Indy x

    South Shields
    Such a shame, he was always hugely enjoyable in every film he was in. RIP.

    (And I'm trying not to focus on the fact that he was the same age I am now when he made The Thing.)
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  10. ruben lopez

    ruben lopez Nunc Est Bibendum

    Barcelona Spain
    He was really good on The Firm.RIP
  11. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    I can nominate you to be the New Quaker Oats Spokesman:righton:.
    Hope you made a full recovery from your Hospital Visit.
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  12. Steve Carras

    Steve Carras Golden Retriever

    Whittier,CA USA
    RIP, yeha, I saw that..wartched him on OUR HOUSE (which had an actress by the name of Shannen Doherty :D) in 86-87
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  13. shnaggletooth

    shnaggletooth Forum Resident

    Ebert used to say that no film with M. Emmet Walsh in the cast could really be considered a wholly "bad" film. The same could probably be said of any Wilford Brimley film. RIP.
  14. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    You can say I "barley" made it out. ;)
  15. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Forum Resident

    Fountain Inn, SC

    1983 ABC Sunday Night Movie opening/preview for a broadcast of The China Syndrome (the best thing I ever saw Wilford Brimley in, outside of the Quaker Oats/Liberty Medical commercials)
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  16. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Mr. Brimley literally became a cultural icon. You may recall his reference on Family Guy.
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  17. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Mr. Brimley at the Teen Choice awards
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  18. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Anhedoniac®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Kind of a weird dude in some respects. I mean, he was for a bill that was for cock fighting in California (I think?). Something about his offspring needed to make a living? Cock fighting?

    Anyway, a wide and varied career. Stay hard, Wilford.
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  19. He lived here in my city. I’ve met him.

    What a legend. RIP.
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