Friday, February 04, 2005

Jack's dead

It saddens me to no end to see that Ossie Davis was found dead Friday in a Miami hotel room. He was in town to start filming a new movie, and it's a shame that film will never be completed now. He was a very talented actor that brought dignity and character to every role he played. He was one of many highlights in Bubba Ho-Tep, where he played an aging president John F. Kennedy ("The dyed me this color!") opposite Bruce Campbell's rest home-confined Elvis. The two had great chemistry together, especially when they teamed to battle an ancient Egyptian soul-sucking mummy. None of the obits I've seen mention his performance in Bubba Ho-Tep, which is sad, because it was a great role in one of his last films. It might not be the most highbrow thing he'd done, but he obviously had a great deal of fun doing it, and as an actor, that's probably what counts the most.

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