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RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: miK.
Date: July 08, 2012 04:51PM
(CBS/AP) Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles,
but who won the Best Actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in "Marty"
in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95.

[www.cbsnews.com]



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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 08, 2012 05:05PM
Damn, I wasn't aware that he was still alive!

Role of his that comes to my mind first is in Flight of the Pheonix (the original, not the crappy remake).

RIP



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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 08, 2012 05:10PM
Rest indeed.. What a career!
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: July 08, 2012 05:12PM
I loved McHale's Navy!

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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: hal
Date: July 08, 2012 05:15PM
I could swear that this is the fourth time that he died on the last 20 years...
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 08, 2012 05:17PM
A consummate professional who could play both Drama and Comedy..



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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: July 08, 2012 05:21PM
I knew he was still alive. Actually, for some reason I didn't think he was terribly old. Very saddened by this news.
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: p8712
Date: July 08, 2012 05:34PM
No!

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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: decay
Date: July 08, 2012 05:59PM
R.I.P. Mermaid Man.



also, if you've never seen it, Emperor of the North is great!

[www.imdb.com]

Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Keith Carradine

The credits of Aldrich's Emperor of the North don't mention the fact that it is an adaptation of Jack London's story 'The Road'.

The Road is a long short story/short novel, based on London's own experiences as a young man, riding the rails as a hobo. Most importantly, the central conflict between Borgnine's Shack and Marvin's A Number One, and the methods both use to overcome their enemy are very closely based on the Jack London story, in which a group of hobo's set out to ride the train on which a particularly brutal shack, or railway guard works.



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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: blooz
Date: July 08, 2012 06:00PM
It's hard to grasp that he was that old. Certainly it's not making me feel any younger.

He was an actor i always enjoyed watching. Good memories.



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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: colonel panic
Date: July 08, 2012 06:02PM
RIP

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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 08, 2012 06:37PM
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Ken Sp.
I loved McHale's Navy!

[en.wikipedia.org]


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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: mrthuse
Date: July 08, 2012 06:52PM
Angie: What do you feel like doing tonight?
Marty: I don't know, Ange. What do you feel like doing?
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: tronnei
Date: July 08, 2012 07:00PM
Find Ernie:

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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 08, 2012 07:30PM
Maybe Stringfellow can play something to ease his journey to the Great Spirit.

Borgnine was an terrific actor. One of the earliest memories that comes to mind is Bad Day at Black Rock. That was a great movie.

He avoided the slide that a lot of actors go down- he started out as a bad guy. And he was really good at it. But he basically left that behind and became a good guy for the remainder of his career. I like that.

One thing I didn't like was that many of the rolls he had were the affable buddy roles, as though they were all tempered with a cup of TIm Conway (maybe not that surprising) and a pinch of Joe E. Ross. Since his turn from the Path of Darkness, I always hoped he would be given stronger supporting roles than I saw.

If anybody has any suggestions where he played such a role, please post them.


RIP, Mr. Borgnine.





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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: July 08, 2012 08:00PM
One hell of an actor and human being. Some would say "a man's man".
Many Navy families were greatly helped by Mr. Borgnine's selfless acts.

RIP Chief
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 08, 2012 08:05PM
All the greats are nearly gone.



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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 08, 2012 08:08PM
Many Navy families were greatly helped by Mr. Borgnine's selfless acts.

RIP Chief



I didn't know that.

In honor of his service and honorarium...

Fair winds and following seas, Chief.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: July 08, 2012 08:25PM
Oh no!
Andy Griffith, Ernest Borgnine - you just KNOW another celebrity passing is gonna happen soon...
: (
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: July 08, 2012 08:28PM
RIP Ernest!

He will be missed.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: Kate
Date: July 08, 2012 08:44PM
Sappy I know, but I thought he was terrific in the original Poseiden Adventure.

Kate
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 08, 2012 08:48PM
RIP.

He had such a great career. The two roles that always stick out in my mind: Escape from New York, and The Poseidon Adventure. Escape from New York was recently on late night TV here again, and I just love the scene where he's in his cab, nonchalantly lighting Molotov cocktails and tossing them out.

A good writeup from iMDB: [www.imdb.com]




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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 08, 2012 09:23PM
Quote
SDGuy
Oh no!
Andy Griffith, Ernest Borgnine - you just KNOW another celebrity passing is gonna happen soon...
: (

Uh, oh...better check

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Whew, still good!
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: decay
Date: July 08, 2012 10:03PM
so, when Abe V. passes - who will be the next yardstick against whom we measure longevity?



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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 08, 2012 10:37PM
This cat lived a great life. A great character actor. He was all about working. Simple work or heavy complex work, didn't matter. He brought integrity to whatever he was in, even when it didn't deserve it.

He's in my Karl Malden wing of actors I love.
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 08, 2012 11:34PM
Yup, one of my all-time favorites. RIP.



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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 09, 2012 12:02AM
This cat lived a great life. A great character actor. He was all about working. Simple work or heavy complex work, didn't matter. He brought integrity to whatever he was in, even when it didn't deserve it.


I was thinking the same thing.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of actors in that category. They never phone it in, always play it straight, taking the work seriously, and not themselves.

Sadly, it sometimes takes their death for us to realize how honorable and prolific some of them are.

They tend to be tossed in the bin of "Hollywood!" and overlooked for their value.


This cat lived a great life.

That is epitaph worthy.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 09, 2012 02:16AM
Quote
decay
so, when Abe V. passes - who will be the next yardstick against whom we measure longevity?

Betty White.



It is what it is.
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 09, 2012 02:19AM
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RAMd®d
This cat lived a great life. A great character actor. He was all about working. Simple work or heavy complex work, didn't matter. He brought integrity to whatever he was in, even when it didn't deserve it.


I was thinking the same thing.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of actors in that category. They never phone it in, always play it straight, taking the work seriously, and not themselves.

Such people are/were members of the Greatest Generation - they hail from an era when hard work was not only valued, it was expected.



It is what it is.
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Re: RIP Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: July 09, 2012 10:54AM
Nooo! My first recollection of him was Airwolf. I've always really liked him. Wasn't until I was older I realized how long he had been around.




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