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I saw that.

To think his only film role since the turn of the millennium was "Witless Protection" with Larry the Cable Guy. Wonder who convinced him to come out of semi-retirement for that.

Dude could play cops, crooks, even a Bond villain. Everyone remember him for Alien, though.
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George Segal passed away yesterday at 87.
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One of the greatest French filmmaker passed away today, Bertrand Tavernier at the age of 79.
If you ever seek to discover great French films, explore his filmography. L'horloger de Saint-Paul, Coup de Torchon, La Vie et Rien d'autre, Capitaine Conan, L 627, L'Appât, La Princesse de Montpensier are all wonderful films.
He also directed a fantastic documentary about French cinema, entitled "Voyage à travers le cinéma français".

In the late 00's, I lived in a small studio near the Opéra de Paris, a neighborhood he lived in, and I often stumbled upon him when going to the grocery store. I never dared to go speak to him, and that's a regret.
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Jessica Walter has passed away at 80.
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Notable March deaths:

3/2 – Bunny Wailer, 73 – reggae singer, Bob Marley and the Wailers
3/4 – Alan Cartwright, 75 – bass player, Procol Harum
3/13 – “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, 66 – heavyweight boxer
3/15 – Yaphet Kotto, 81 – actor, Alien, The Running Man, Live and Let Die
3/22 – Elgin Baylor, 86 – NBA Hall of Famer
3/23 – George Segal, 83 – actor, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Touch of Class
3/24 – Jessica Walter, 80 – actress, Grand Prix, Play Misty For Me
3/25 – Larry McMurtry, 84 – author, Brokeback Mountain
3/25 - Bernard Tavernier, 79 - director, Round Midnight, Death Watch
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Beverly Cleary died last Thursday at 104. Who didn't read one of her books as a kid?
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Damn, I missed including her. Thanks, Buscemi. I certainly read Ms. Cleary's stuff.
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Earl Simmons, better known to the world as rapper/actor DMX, passed away today (April 9). He was 50.
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Monte Hellman, director of Two-Lane Blacktop and one of the producers of Reservoir Dogs, has passed away at 91.
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Rapper Shock G aka Humpty Hump from Digital Underground, who rose to fame with "The Humpty Dance", passed away today at the age of 57.

Digital Underground also appeared as themselves in the Chevy Chase/Dan Aykroyd/John Candy/Demi Moore disaster Nothing But Trouble.
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Nothing but Trouble was also Tupac's first film.
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Just saw that Helen McCrory, who played Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films (as well as numerous other movies and TV shows, the last being His Dark Materials on Netflix), passed away on April 16 at the age of 52.
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April deaths:

April 9 - Earl Simmons aka DMX, 50, rapper/actor (Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds)
April 14 - Rusty Young, singer/guitarist, Poco
April 16 - Helen McCrory, 62, actress (Harry Potter, Hugo)
April 16 - Felix Silla, 84, actor (Return of the Jedi, Towering Inferno)
April 17 - Black Rob, 51, rapper
April 20 - Les McKeown, 65, rock singer, Bay City Rollers
April 21 - Joe Long, bassist, The Four Seasons
April 22 - Gregory Jacobs aka Shock G aka Humpty Hump, rapper, Digital Underground
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Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis has passed away today, only six weeks shy of her 90th birthday.

She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1988 for her role in Moonstruck. She won a Golden Globe and an American Comedy Award for the same role.
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Tawny Kitaen, actress and 80s video sex vamp, who appeared in movies like "Bachelor Party" (opposite Tom Hanks), "Witchboard", and "Instant Justice", has passed away at 59. Cause of death has not been released.
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