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Title: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: Groggy on July 08, 2012, 02:57:04 PM
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-ernest-borgnine-oscar-winner-has-died-at-95-20120708,0,1736052.story (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-ernest-borgnine-oscar-winner-has-died-at-95-20120708,0,1736052.story)

Really sad. I guess he couldn't really live forever.
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: cigar joe on July 08, 2012, 03:51:29 PM
RIP he's one I'll miss  :'(
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: dave jenkins on July 08, 2012, 04:30:18 PM
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-ernest-borgnine-oscar-winner-has-died-at-95-20120708,0,1736052.story (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-ernest-borgnine-oscar-winner-has-died-at-95-20120708,0,1736052.story)

Really sad. I guess he couldn't really live forever.
What a career, though. A great mix of film and TV work. And he was working almost to the very end--he's got a new film coming out this year!
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: Groggy on July 08, 2012, 04:40:50 PM
Did he ever get to his goal of 200 movies?
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: dave jenkins on July 08, 2012, 04:53:34 PM
No, unless his TV work counts.
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: Jill on July 08, 2012, 05:07:07 PM
 :'(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0goeo-SUbx4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0goeo-SUbx4)

Gotta rewatch The Wild Bunch sometime. I cried just watching this video. Could someone put on this scene in English?
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on July 08, 2012, 05:47:06 PM
RIP he's one I'll miss  :'(

Me too, he was definitely one of a kind.  :'(
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 08, 2012, 07:23:54 PM
 :'(

One of the most memorable faces in Hollywood history.


RIP, Ernie
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: moviesceleton on July 08, 2012, 11:15:18 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: titoli on July 09, 2012, 01:27:11 AM
Never liked him, too hammy. RIP
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: mike siegel on July 09, 2012, 03:06:37 AM
One of my favorite persons ever. His vitality will live on beyond his 95 year long stay on this planet. I was priviledged to enjoy his presence and creative input and I will never forget him. His opions regarding life, the human condition (and our beloved film making of course) deeply impressed me as did his many powerful and memorable performances, incl. THE WILD BUNCH, my favorite film. I wish we had more people like him, on-screen as well as off-screen.  

R.I.P. Ernie !

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/sam/wb-ernie2axxx.jpg)
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/hofsambunchxx-kl.jpg)
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/sam/tr2.jpg)
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: Groggy on July 09, 2012, 03:43:41 AM
Cool Mike! O0

I read his autobiography a year or two ago. He came off as a very sweet, humble fellow, as he usually does. You're quite lucky you got to meet him.
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: Jill on July 09, 2012, 06:44:04 AM
Who remains from the Bunch? Angel is still alive, right?
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: Juan Miranda on July 10, 2012, 01:41:11 PM
Saw him at the NFT in 2009 when he held court on stage. "Call me Ernie" he told the visibly star struck interviewer who managed to get in one question before the man was off on a hugely entertaining set of anecdotes, memories and tall tales. Could have listened to him all night. He spent much of his later life just travelling round the US in a luxury camper van "meeting people" as he told it. I always hoped one day to go to America and accidently encounter him in some out of the way truck stop or bar. Would love to have met him like Mike Siegel. What a great guy and what a great body of work. Must admit I spent half that night staring at him like an idiot and thinking over and over again "He was in The Wild Bunch!!!" The gang's final walk to Mapache's compound alone ensures him movie immortality.

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Tarkyhitch/The-Wild-Bunch.jpg)

According to the imdb Jaime Sanchez is still with us.
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: Groggy on July 10, 2012, 02:12:21 PM
Thanks for sharing Titoli.  O0

Borgnine seems to have been one of the few stars to actively seek out fans. I came across this article on his Wikipedia page:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/14/nyregion/14metjournal.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/14/nyregion/14metjournal.html)

As I recall his autobiography he got lots of joy from his voiceover work on SpongeBob SquarePants, and that at events he'd get swarmed by kids who recognized him from that show. He was very lucky in that regard, to have several generations of fans. And unlike certain actors, appreciated it. 
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: Groggy on July 10, 2012, 07:25:25 PM
TCM fans take note:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/television/tube-tcm-pays-tribute-ernest-borgnine-movie-marathon-article-1.1110827 (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/television/tube-tcm-pays-tribute-ernest-borgnine-movie-marathon-article-1.1110827)

I'll try and catch The Catered Affair and Ice Station Zebra if I can.
Title: Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 23, 2012, 02:23:24 AM
TCM is going to show Borgnine movies all day on Thursday July 26, including a piece on Borgnine at 8 PM EST (not sure if it's an interview or a retrospective).