Monday, May 29, 2006

Paul Gleason

Moment of blogosphere silence please, for the late, great Paul Gleason, a superb character actor.

Deputy Chief Dwayne T. Robinson: "They're gonna need some more FBI guys, I guess."

Richard Vernon: "Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns."

And my favourite of his roles, Clarence Beeks: "I'll rip out your eyes and piss on your brain." And: "Don't try anything funny, or the whore loses a kidney." And of course, the simple, but beautifully delivered line, when a woman is hassling him to get off a payphone: "(to phone) Hold on - (to woman outside) Fuck off." That creases me up every time, he plays it so deadpan.

Why not watch one of those movies this week. You won't regret it.


Anonymous said...

Fuck Off is one of my favourite lines from one of my favourite movies.

Even your reference to it there made me laugh.

I will keep thinking of it, and laughing throughout the day in his honour.

Danny Stack said...

Clarence Beeks! Love that dude...

Anonymous said...

thanks to AMC I got to watch Breakfast Club 17 times the other month... RIP Mr. Gleason