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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Actor who played Lloyd the Bartender in The Shining and Tyrell in Blade Runner, dead at 94. The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Stanley Kubrick, The Shining, Blade Runner, Joe Turkel, Kubrick films, Dr. Eldon Tyrell, greatest film, Jack Nicholson  
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2022-07-01 5:26:20 PM  
I was thinking his performances were frozen time time to me and it led my mind to the Roy Batty death speech.

94.  Not a huge career, but his filmography is amazing.  His autobiography is something I look forward to.
 
2022-07-01 5:29:41 PM  
Weird, I never made the connection between the two.
 
2022-07-01 7:13:52 PM  
To me he'll always be Nick the cabbie from "Tormented".
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RIP, blackmailing hepcat man
 
2022-07-01 7:58:31 PM  
Half as long?  He was 94!
 
2022-07-01 8:10:47 PM  

dildo tontine: Half as long?  He was 94!


That was my thought.
 
2022-07-01 8:43:16 PM  
But I'm allergic to Retinax...
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2022-07-01 9:38:54 PM  
94's a hell of a run... Good for him.
 
2022-07-01 9:40:41 PM  
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2022-07-01 11:19:46 PM  
"It's not an easy thing to meet your maker."
 
2022-07-01 11:32:16 PM  
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2022-07-01 11:33:26 PM  
"...burns half as long..."

WTF? Was he expected to live to 188????
 
2022-07-01 11:50:38 PM  
I liked him.  I always liked him. He was always the best of them. Best goddamned actor from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine. Or Portland, Oregon, for that matter.
 
2022-07-01 11:56:08 PM  
94.  Must have been a dim bulb.
 
2022-07-01 11:56:34 PM  

clintster: To me he'll always be Nick the cabbie from "Tormented".
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RIP, blackmailing hepcat man


Nice.  Currently available on Prime, as well as free on Tubi and Plex.

His character's in the credits as 'Nick the Blackmailer', which suggests that he never farks a goat.
 
2022-07-02 12:05:36 AM  
He also worked with Kubrick back in '57.   Paths of Glory

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2022-07-02 12:46:54 AM  
He was in an episode of Tales from the Darkside. Back then when I saw it I didn't understand what was going at the end of the episode. It wasn't until I read the Joseph Payne Brennan short story it was based on that I knew what was supposed to be happening. The episode was either poorly written or poorly directed because it's a simple story that seemed random in its ending. The short story is good, as are most of that writer's stories.
 
2022-07-02 12:51:19 AM  
Oh wow. I didn't even know he was sick.
 
2022-07-02 2:00:25 AM  
I need to re-watch his episode of Miami Vice.
 
2022-07-02 2:55:37 AM  
He was so tiny...
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2022-07-02 4:05:43 AM  
Kenner first released these unsuccessful Shining action figures prior to Star Wars. The most valuable to collectors is the one with the plastic cape... at least that's what many people are saying, believe me.

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2022-07-02 4:45:03 AM  
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2022-07-02 8:45:53 AM  
Small roles, but very memorable. One of the great That Guys.
 
2022-07-02 9:00:34 AM  

T.rex: He also worked with Kubrick back in '57.   Paths of Glory

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Apparently the only actor to work in three Kubrick films.
 
2022-07-02 9:49:19 AM  
He's got a cool song that's pretty dark about him...


Floyd The Barber (Remastered)
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/oh, wrong barber...
 
2022-07-02 10:35:52 AM  
I definitely remember The shining. It was probably the wrong time to watch that movie, because I was quite small for it, 10 or 11. And I watched it in the evening. So, it was quite scary. I couldn't actually fall asleep after that. And some moments from the movie got stuck in my head for a while. Who would've thought?
 
2022-07-02 10:59:14 AM  
Joe Turkel - On Stanley Kubrick: A Force of Nature (2001)
Youtube nnYYgucMSwc
This talk by Mr. Turkel was a real gem.  It showed what a kind and generous man he was. Also many great acting stories.  He was a favorite actor of SK, and he loved the man.
 
2022-07-02 10:59:46 AM  
I thought he was way older when blade runner and shining came out so assumed he died years ago.

It's also interesting to see the police chief from BR have a late career boost in knives out and the righteous gemstones.
 
2022-07-02 12:51:15 PM  

SoberCannibal: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/nnYYgucMSwc?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1] This talk by Mr. Turkel was a real gem.  It showed what a kind and generous man he was. Also many great acting stories.  He was a favorite actor of SK, and he loved the man.


Thank you for posting this! I'm looking forward to watching the entire video.
 
2022-07-02 9:19:14 PM  

clintster: To me he'll always be Nick the cabbie from "Tormented".
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definite Lou Reed thing going on there.
 
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