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Old 05-13-22, 09:52 AM
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RIP Remo...

Actor Fred Ward has died, according to his publicist, Ron Hofmann.

"The unique thing about Fred Ward is that you never knew where he was going to pop up, so unpredictable were his career choices," Hofmann wrote in an email. "He could play such diverse characters as Remo Williams, a cop trained by Chiun, Master of Sinanju (Joel Grey) to become an unstoppable assassin in
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, or Earl Bass, who, alongside Kevin Bacon, battle giant, worm-like monsters hungry for human flesh in 'cult' horror/comedy film, Tremors (1990), or a detective in the indie film Two Small Bodies (1993) directed by underground filmmaker Beth B.
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Old 05-13-22, 10:33 AM
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Fred Ward will always be remembered for his portrayal of Gus Grissom, one of the few with The Right Stuff.
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Always seemed like a nice normal guy who could act. We all have to go some time, I guess.
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Old 05-14-22, 01:41 PM
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It was a long time ago that I saw Fred Ward in "Henry & June", where he played the novelist Henry Miller, so I don't know if the movie still holds up, but I thought he was very good in that role and it is what I think of, when I hear of his name.
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I was gonna mention Fred's best roles were as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff (I still quote his line "F-----g A, bubba" way too often), and Henry Miller in Henry and June. I still crack up over his perfect emulation of the rather crass Henry Miller mispronouncing Anas Nin's name as "Ennis" or "Anus."

The Remo Williams movie should and could have been a setup for a series of movies based on The Destroyer pulp fiction novels, but the movie got the tone all wrong and it was dismissed as unworthy of a followup. Part of the problem was including "The Adventure Begins" in the title. Any movie with catchphrases like "something begins" or "The Legend of" is doomed to be overrated, overpromising or outright terrible.
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