Post by newfieguy74 on Aug 30, 2021 7:56:49 GMT -5
If you look at IMDb it's clear he had a long and incredible career. Some of it was good, some of it not, but he was a real working actor (Michael Caine was once criticized for taking a role in a terrible movie, and when a critic said to him no one is going to see this movie, he replied, no but they can see the house in Spain it paid for).
Kind of a classic that even people a lot younger than me will remember is the Christmas movie "Elf" where Ed Asner played Santa -----------
There were actually kind of two Lou Grants. After Asner finished playing Lou Grant in the comedy show "Mary Tyler Moore", he revived the role in his own show "Lou Grant". It wasn't a comedy at all, but a serious drama about a newspaper
I used one episode from Lou Grant in my death and dying class. It showed the photographer (animal?) doing a psychological autopsy when he see the body of a female suicide washed up on the beach. He spends the episode trying to figure. out why she took her own life. Both the writing and psychology in that episode were great!
Post by newfieguy74 on Aug 30, 2021 8:50:34 GMT -5
I remember a movie Asner did called The Gathering. He played a difficult divorced man who calls his estranged family together at Christmas when he learns he is terminally ill. As you can imagine his attempt to reconcile is a bumpy road. Maybe not Oscar-worthy but an engaging movie.
Haven’t watched the series but my two 40 something sons are big fans going back to the movies- mostly to laugh at the whole thing.
Daniel-san we found out later lived a town over from us on Long Island and, of course, we had an HC “alum” (don’t think he actually graduated as he dropped out to pursue acting) in the original Karate Kid.
Did not know “Lou Grant/Asner” was in the series.
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Ed was quite well known for his leadership in socialist/activist causes and very much a true believer in the promise of socialism. He was a prominent member of the talented Mary Tyler More ensemble cast in the 1970's. Beyond that, I don't know too much about him.
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Post by timholycross on Sept 10, 2021 11:28:13 GMT -5
After Mary's aunt turned down his marriage proposal: "Bartender, a drink for everyone in the room" (and the customers near him in the busy bar perked up when they heard him say it)....."give them all to me".