Sir Peter Ustinov dies (threads merged)

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  1. Vickie_M

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    Oh, that's too bad. Well, he sure lived a good, long life. He had one of the most instantly-recognizable voices in the history of cinema, and was a wonderful actor. He will be missed.
     
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    This is such a shame. I saw Evil Under the Sun early on and it became one of my favorite films, and he was a huge reason for that.

    He will be missed.
     
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    Quiet competence and decency, a worthy "celebrity"

    It's funny, but recently rewatching Logan's Run, and reading about a remake, I thought about him and assumed that Mr Ustinov was long since passed away, because he was so convincing as that old man 40 years ago!
     
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    A great actor.





    Crawdaddy
     
  6. Lance Nichols

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    Peter Ustinov has passed away at the age of 82. ONe of my favorite actors, he will be missed.

    Peter Ustinov dies
     
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    This is very sad news. Ustinov was a remarkable talent.

    Adam
     
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    Very sad news. Another great gone. Loved him in Spartacus and many other films.

    RIP.[​IMG]
     
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    He'll be missed. Loved him in Logan's Run as well.
     
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    A wonderful, unique old scamp. He lived life well.

    A favorite quote: "The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought."
     
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    [​IMG]

    R.I.P.
     
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    Deleted - threads murged
     
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    For some reason I always see him as Nero in the 1951 Quo Vadis. Although his Poirot was quite funny, I never saw that as his best achievement.

    It's sad that we lose so many great actors during the last few years. He will be remembered!

    May he rest in peace.


    Cees
     
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    A truly great actor. I also liked him a lot in Quo Vadis. "O-ohhh, oh lambent flame..." [​IMG] He will indeed be missed.


    Actually, it was less than 30 years ago, in 1976. But yeah, he was great in it.
     
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    as is being mentioned in the obits, he was a wonderful storyteller.
    its a shame he couldn't have recorded more audio commentaries for his yet unreleased films as the one(s) he appears on now are wonderful.

    saw Quo Vadis for the first time a few months back and he made a deep impression.
    its always a treat to find him listed in the cast credits of something i'm about to watch and haven't seen before.
     
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    Always loved him as Lentulus Batiatus in Spartacus. His scene with Charles Laughton as Gracchus discussing the virtues of corpulence is classic!

    The guy must've had a great sense of humor too, he was great as Prince John in Disney's Robin Hood.
     
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    Sad to hear. I'll always remember him as the great Hercule Poirot.
     
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    Don't forget that has was also a great writer, director and raconteur. Undoubtedly there will be tributes to the great man on the TV over the next few nights, and if these include his one man shows or interviews with him, try not to miss them.
     
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    One of my favorite Ustinov films was 1968's "Hot Millions" with Maggie Smith. A funny comedy that I believe is not on DVD at the moment.
     
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    Very sad. I discovered him in "Spartacus" and "Topkapi". He won't be forgotten.
     

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