We lost a legendary actor this week. John Hurt is pretty popular with my nerd peeps. He was in Harry Potter, Merlin, Alien, 1984, and so much more.
Here is a list of some of his best performances over the years:
He passed at the age of 77 from pancreatic cancer. He even did some voice acting in kids’ movies such as The Black Cauldron and Thumbelina. He once said this about voice acting:
“I have always been aware of voice in film. I think that it’s almost 50 percent of your equipment [as an actor]. It’s as important as what you look like, certainly on stage and possibly on film as well.”
His IMDB bio reads:
“I’m very much of the opinion that to work is better than not to work. There are others who’d say, ‘No, wait around for the right thing’ – and they will finish up a purer animal than me. … Of course, I don’t do everything by any means: I do turn lots of stuff down, because it’s absolute crap. But I usually find something interesting enough to do.”
This man was an amazing actor, and he will be missed.
Featured image via Twitter.