RIP Bruno Kirby

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RIP Bruno Kirby

Postby pophead2k » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:09 am

The wonderful character actor Bruno Kirby has died at 57. My favorite role of Kirby's was as the Sinatra loving driver in This is Spinal Tap.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/08/15/kirby.obit.ap/index.html

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:32 am

I saw that this morning and it is very sad indeed. A very funny and talented man. Like many other people in my life, he died too young.

RIP

I was just thinking last night that it had been almost 3 years since Johnny Cash died. . . . .I couldn't believe it had been that long.

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Postby noiseradio » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:37 am

Bruno Kirby in Spinal Tap is genius. I always liked him in a movie, even if I didn't like the movie. That's really sad.
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Postby BlueChair » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:39 am

noiseradio wrote:Bruno Kirby in Spinal Tap is genius. I always liked him in a movie, even if I didn't like the movie. That's really sad.


Did you watch the deleted scenes reel? I think his best moments in that movie didn't even make it into the movie!

RIP for sure... he was hillarious.
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Postby El Vez » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:51 am

I was shocked by this, partly because he was so damn young. City Slickers may be a big ol' popcorn movie but he gave it one genuine moment with his "Best Day, Worst Day" speech and I remember watching that at the Bama Six theater when I was twelve years old and I knew it was something special.

One of the things I admired most about him was how, even though I am sure he got tired of being typecast, he was always so fresh and energetic as an actor which I'm sure wasn't easy after doing a thousand variations on the "randy, avuncular pal" role.

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Postby noiseradio » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:50 am

BlueChair wrote:
noiseradio wrote:Bruno Kirby in Spinal Tap is genius. I always liked him in a movie, even if I didn't like the movie. That's really sad.


Did you watch the deleted scenes reel? I think his best moments in that movie didn't even make it into the movie!

RIP for sure... he was hillarious.


Absolutely agree. That bit of him singing Sinatra in his underwear is classic.
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