I agree, but the Academy likes to limit its montage to Academy members, so we see lots of non-celebrity front office personnel, like lawyers, agents, publicists, studio execs, etc. in their montage.The Academy should just borrow this segment for its In Memoriam segment in March. It is unfortunately lengthy, but seems to be comprehensive and was nicely put together. I feel like they'll forget some worthy inclusions if they attempt to do their own list.
Over 30 years ago, I saw him perform in Las Vegas. They seated us far away from the stage so, I asked if they could do better. He held out his hand and I put $20 in it. He brought me to the front up against the stage. I was so afraid he was going to pick on me or my wife! He did a great show.I've been rewatching the Toy Story films of late. On the commentary, Lasseter and company say that Don Rickles was their first and only choice for Mr. Potato Head
Having grown up on the Toy Story films, his death earlier this year hit me particularly hard, and watching these again just reminded me of how indelible he is in that role. I hope they have a plan for Toy Story 4 without him, because his presence in it will be extremely missed.
I know that he had a very long and successful career even without Toy Story, but because I was seven years old when Toy Story came out and was obsessed with it, Mr. Potato Head is the role with which I will always first associate him, since it is the first time I encountered his work.