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#21 of 91 OFFLINE   Jack O'H

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Posted June 02 2006 - 09:25 AM

Hi Jonathan

Actually it was my idea to not speak I felt if I played the character like a child learning how to walk and talk. It would be a lot of fun for the youth audience.So they would have someone to relate to.

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#22 of 91 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted June 02 2006 - 11:59 AM

Welcome Mr. O'Halloran!

If you don't mind my saying, I have a greater affinity for 'character' actors than movie stars, and as others have said, enjoyed your memorable presence in the Superman films, Dragnet and The Flintstones. Thanks for your time, and I hope you enjoy visiting and participating.
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#23 of 91 OFFLINE   Jack O'H

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Posted June 02 2006 - 01:29 PM

Hi Keith
I am glad you enjoyed those films for I enjoyed making them.

Regards
Jack O'Halloran

#24 of 91 OFFLINE   George_W_K

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Posted June 02 2006 - 01:54 PM

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I didn't like John Guillermin he drank to much and I didn't respect him as a Director.We had a very good script had we a good director the picture could have been a classic.

AND

I really didn't enjoy the film Peter Jackson directed I thought it had a lot of flaws.

The first comment is very refreshing to hear. And it's nice to know I'm not alone about the PJ King Kong.

Welcome to the HTF, Jack. I hope you enjoy yourself here. You played Non too well. I remember when I was a lot younger how I hated that your character was defeated at the end of Superman II. I thought that he could have been turned to the "good" side.Posted Image

#25 of 91 OFFLINE   Jack O'H

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Posted June 02 2006 - 03:08 PM

Hi George

I am really glad you enjoyed SupermanII I played Non to relate to the youth audience I felt someone had to Zod was so strong and Ursa was such a man eater.And it worked really well and responces like yours just prove that out.

I come to Cleveland a couple times a year I will let you know the next time I am coming.

All the Best

Jack O'Halloran

#26 of 91 OFFLINE   Mary M S

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Posted June 03 2006 - 07:03 AM

I read that you admired working with Robert Mitchum. His role as preacher in “Night of the Hunter” I feel is probably one of the best portrayals of a ‘killer’ ever filmed. It seems that among leading men who pretended to be ‘tough guys’; partly due to Mr. Mitchum’s hard start in life, he was the real deal.

Was it easier to work with a man who had street smarts and boxing in his past, like yourself? More fun on the set..in between takes?

You’ve worked at two professions I’m aware of: Boxing and Acting. Which world did you find the more difficult to deal with? Fight promoters or Studio Productions?
Or, are they so different as to have nothing in common?



In Farewell my Lovely, I love the line describing your character.
“Looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food and about as dangerous.”
Reviewing that film Roger Ebert said, “the most touching is Moose Malloy, played by an ex-prizefighter named Jack O’Halloran.” Seems like high praise and that it was a great role for you!

Best to you and thanks for joining in.
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#27 of 91 OFFLINE   Jack O'H

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Posted June 03 2006 - 08:01 AM

Hi Mary

Robert was nominated for Night of the Hunter which was Directed by Charles Laughton his only directing piece.

Robert and I became very good friends form the movie he was an amazing man.Robert taught me a lot about the industry and the people in it.

They are both flesh pedlars some good and bad in both worlds.But I am enjoying working in the industry at the moment.

I really thought Farewell worked very well and I was given a lot of good reviews on the role.

Thanks

Jack O'Halloran

#28 of 91 OFFLINE   George_W_K

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Posted June 03 2006 - 08:01 AM

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Hi George


I come to Cleveland a couple times a year I will let you know the next time I am coming.



Jack O'Halloran


Sounds good!
George

#29 of 91 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted June 04 2006 - 04:30 PM

Hi Jack,

Welcome to the board and thank you for sharing your time.

Being an absolute film noir nut and an even bigger fan of Robert Mitchum (perhaps my favorite star from the 40's and 50's), it's great to hear that your own personal favorite is Farewell My Lovely. While I'm not usually all that taken by remakes, FML is an excellent film with outstanding performances by Mitchum and yourself. The film does as good a job as any to have captured that atmosphere of the 40's. Did you prepare for the role by spending any considerable time watching Mike Mazurki in Murder, My Sweet - or any of his other tough guy roles...? Also, there are numerous discussions among fans of noir as to which actor best portayed Philip Marlowe. What do you think...?

According to Lee Server's book, "Baby I Don't Care", Mitchum was quite the character. Can you share any funny Mitch stories that took place during the film's production...?

Thanks Jack,

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#30 of 91 OFFLINE   Jack O'H

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Posted June 04 2006 - 05:28 PM

Hi Herb

I actually never saw Murder,My Sweet until after filming Farewell.I had seen Mike in Films and we were friends as we belong to a club for retired fighters and wrestlers.I am prejudice when it concerns Robert but I still think he was the best Marlow.

We were shooting the first shot in the film day one working and I had never been on a set before.So Robert walked me through it and when we finished the first shot and they where moving things around I looked at him and ask what was going on he looked at me with dropping eyes and replied that's it kid the whole enchilada.I replied that's all there is to this shit I'm a star.He laughed and that became his story the duration of the picture.

#31 of 91 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted June 05 2006 - 09:43 AM

Hey, Mr. O'Halloran, I just wanted to say that SUPERMAN II is one of my favorite movies, and you are a major reason for that. Thanks for the hard work, and the memories!

#32 of 91 OFFLINE   Kyle McCabe

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Posted June 05 2006 - 11:19 AM

Jack,

Good to see you here! I hope you don't mind my off-topic question, but:

Who's going to win June 17th, Jermaine Taylor or Winky Wright? And will you be attending this event?

Again, I hope you don't mind my non-motion picture related question!

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#33 of 91 OFFLINE   Jack O'H

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Posted June 05 2006 - 08:07 PM

Hi Larry

I am very glad you enjoyed the film as much as I did making it. Nice to hear from you thanks.

All the Best

Jack O'Halloran

#34 of 91 OFFLINE   Jack O'H

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Posted June 05 2006 - 08:12 PM

Hi Kyle

Nice to hear from you.Jermaine should stop him inside seven but he will win the fight big I would think either way. I am tied up with Superman commitments and I have another project I am finishing unfortunately.

Be Lucky

Jack

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Posted June 06 2006 - 08:17 AM

Thanks, Jack. I love to hear opinions from other boxers! Good luck with your other engagements.

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#36 of 91 OFFLINE   George_W_K

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Posted June 06 2006 - 08:28 AM

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I am tied up with Superman commitments and I have another project I am finishing unfortunately.


Anything to do with the Donner re-cut of Superman II? Something else? Or are you not allowed to say?

Thanks,
George

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Posted June 06 2006 - 11:20 AM

Welcome Mr. O'H!

What do you think about how celebrity itself is changing in the internet age? do you think its better or worse for the celebrities themselves having such direct contact with fans and.... uh.. un-fans? =)

Are you a big movie nut yourself? How bout home theater?

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#38 of 91 OFFLINE   Jack O'H

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Posted June 07 2006 - 05:41 AM

Hi George

I have just produced a film called The List starring Wayne Brady,Flex Alexander and Sisdney Poitier and a host of other fine actor's.We are just about to sell the picture. Also I have written a script Ballad of a Simple Man which is going into pre-production now.Plus I am writing a book.So I am staying busy.

All the Best

Jack

#39 of 91 OFFLINE   Paul Anthony

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Posted June 07 2006 - 06:09 AM

It's very exciting to have you here, Mr. Halloran! I also wanted to say that you were the best part of 'Superman II', you were the coolest! Your thoughts on Christopher Reeves and Margot Kidder?

#40 of 91 OFFLINE   Jack O'H

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Posted June 07 2006 - 06:17 AM

Hi Sam

Thanks for dropping a line in answer to your question I personally think it is good for celebrities to interact with the people who watch their work and to answer the feed back. The internet makes this happen easier.

Yes I enjoy the film world on all levels.I write ,produce and I am an actor.I certainly enjoy watching films. At home I have a DVD and sound system wrapped around it.But I have access to screening theater's which is where I enjoy watching film's.

All the Best

Jack





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