R.I.P. Ron Silver

Posted by · 11:58 pm · March 15th, 2009

This one crept up on me, even though I knew he’s been fighting cancer.  But Ron Silver has left us.

David Poland just put up a touching, somewhat personal tribute.  Jeff Wells chimes in here.  I’ve spent the last 10 minutes searching for a good clip of Silver as Angelo Dundee in Michael Mann’s “Ali,” a totally transformative performance that’s a touch underrated, but I can’t find anything.  The politics will cloud the issue but I loved the man’s work and it deserves the spotlight.  And we can forgive “Timecop,” right?

Anyway, peaceful journey.  He’ll be missed.

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  • 1 3-16-2009 at 12:35 am

    alynch said...

    Not only can we forgive Timecop, we can and should embrace Timecop. Now who wants to fight me?

  • 2 3-16-2009 at 2:10 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    After Reversal of Fortune, I can forgive Ron Silver for anything in his career.

  • 3 3-16-2009 at 9:46 am

    actionman said...

    “Forgive” Time Cop? The movie may have been a cheese-fest but Silver was AWESOME in that movie. He’s similarly awesome in another cheesy sci-fi movie called The Arrival.

  • 4 3-16-2009 at 10:39 am

    AdamL said...

    Great in The West Wing.

  • 5 3-16-2009 at 12:42 pm

    RichardA said...

    To me, Ron Silver was the best thing about Reversal of Fortune.