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    Default Powers Boothe Dies at 68

    Damn...

    He may not have been a huge star but he was a really good actor, from Col. Tanner in Red Dawn, Sen. Roark in Sin City, VP Daniels in 24, Curly Bill in Tombstone, to Cy Tolliver in Deadwood.

    He was the only guy who successfully pulled off "out bad guying" Ian McShane's Al Swearengen in Deadwood in spades.


    Powers Boothe, ‘Sin City,’ ‘Nashville,’ and ‘Deadwood’ Actor, Dies at 68

    May 14, 2017

    Powers Boothe, a character actor on the small and big screen, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 68.

    Boothe died in his sleep Sunday morning of natural causes, his rep tells Variety.

    Boothe appeared in several comic book shows and movies, portraying Senator Roark in “Sin City” and it’s sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (pictured above). He also had a small role in “The Avengers.”

    He also played Gideon Malick for eleven episodes on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” As a voice actor, he voiced Gorilla Grodd and Red Tornado on the animated “Justice League” series.

    His talents weren’t only limited to genre material. He played former mayor Lamar Wyatt on 26 episodes of the country drama “Nashville,” as well as Judge “Wall” Hatflied on “Hatfields & McCoys.” Prior to that, he played saloon owner Cy Tolliver on “Deadwood” and Vice President Daniels on “24.”

    Actor Beau Bridges tweeted news of Boothe’s passing on Sunday.




    “It’s with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband.”

    In 1980, Boothe took home the Emmy for lead actor in a limited series or special for playing infamous cult leader Jim Jones in “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.”

    His other notable film roles included “Red Dawn,” “The Emerald Forest,” “Tombstone” and Oliver Stone’s “Nixon,” in which he played Alexander Haig.

    Born in Snyder, Texas, Boothe joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival after graduating from college and worked in theater before moving to film and television.

    According to reps, there will be a private service held in Texas where he was from. A memorial celebration in his honor is being considered for a future date. Donations can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors the nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.


    It was 5 to 1, he got 4...


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    Default Re: Powers Boothe Dies at 68

    He was a brilliant actor, Ryan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American Patriot View Post
    He was a brilliant actor, Ryan.
    And certainly underrated with his ability at one end of the spectrum to play the All American good guy and the other end of the spectrum to play the consummate slimeball bad guy.

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    Absolutely. When you can play both ends of the spectrum, and be convincing, you're pretty good.
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    Default Re: Powers Boothe Dies at 68

    Two other actors like that and that I'm a fan of: Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins.

    Not really underrated but great actors.

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    Default Re: Powers Boothe Dies at 68

    Died in his sleep of natural causes...good way to go I guess.

    I enjoyed his roles, bummer
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    Default Re: Powers Boothe Dies at 68

    Well, I guess we just got our trifecta of famous peoples' deaths.

    Aside from Powers Boothe, it now includes Chris Cornell of Audioslave/Soundgarden, and Roger Ailes.

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    Heard about Chris Cornell this morning. Beat the booze but couldn't beat the lifelong history of depression. Police are investigating suicide. Only 52.

    Edit - He hung himself. Rest with peace you didn't find in life.
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    Default Re: Powers Boothe Dies at 68

    Of the 4 major influences to Grunge, the only one left is douchebag Eddie Vetter. Ugh.

    Cobain, Lane Staley and now Chris Cornell.

    I was mid 20s when these guys shot to stardom and they changed everything. Now 3/4 of 'em are dead. It just plain sucks.
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    Default Re: Powers Boothe Dies at 68

    Quote Originally Posted by Malsua View Post
    Of the 4 major influences to Grunge, the only one left is douchebag Eddie Vetter. Ugh.

    Cobain, Lane Staley and now Chris Cornell.

    I was mid 20s when these guys shot to stardom and they changed everything. Now 3/4 of 'em are dead. It just plain sucks.
    Yeah, Scott Weiland of STP too. Man, they are an endangered species. Was, and still is, one of my favorite genres of music. Can't listen to as much now as I could have 25 years ago. Regularly crank up Screaming Trees when I need a kick, though.
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