RIP Herbert Lom

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RIP Herbert Lom

Postby Burson_Fouch » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:24 am

One of my favorite character actors, best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's boss.

Now Blake Edwards can make that real sequel to "Revenge of the Pink Panther" in the next world.
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Re: RIP Herbert Lom

Postby J.M. Vargas » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:37 pm

:cry: Just came to post this. There will never another ying-yang team-up like Sellers and Lom; Clouseau without Dreyfus' straight-man-driven-mad schtick would make "The Pink Panther" saga a lot less funny than it already is as it chugged along. So sad. :cry:

Obituary: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/sep/27/herbert-lom?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038
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Re: RIP Herbert Lom

Postby Kenneth Morgan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:41 am

While he was truly hilarious as Dreyfus, you might want to check out a couple of his more serious roles: as Sam, Johnny's compassionate doctor in "The Dead Zone", and as a very menacing crime boss (with a soft spot for his Dad) in the original "Night and the City".
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Re: RIP Herbert Lom

Postby J.M. Vargas » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:08 pm

Oh, yeah, he was great in other work ("The Pope Must Die," "Mark of the Devil," etc.) but, as a diehard fan of the "Panther" series, Dreyfus is the role I will remember Lom most fondly for.
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Re: RIP Herbert Lom

Postby Burson_Fouch » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:40 am

Kenneth Morgan wrote:While he was truly hilarious as Dreyfus, you might want to check out a couple of his more serious roles: as Sam, Johnny's compassionate doctor in "The Dead Zone", and as a very menacing crime boss (with a soft spot for his Dad) in the original "Night and the City".


He was also a pretty good Phantom of the Opera, in Terence Fisher's version. Which is, IMHO, a lot better than most critics have given it credit for. He also classed up Jess Franco's version of Dracula, along with Chris Lee.
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Re: RIP Herbert Lom

Postby jcankerhuxley » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:58 pm

He also classed up Jess Franco's version of Dracula, along with Chris Lee.


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