Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Richard Widmark

December 26, 1914 - March 24, 2008

“Movie audiences fasten on to one aspect of the actor, and then they decide what they want you to be. They think you’re playing yourself. The truth is that the only person who can ever really play himself is a baby.”
Richard Widmark, Actor, Dies at 93 (New York Times)
Scene from Kiss of Death (1947) (YouTube)

[Above: Widmark as Tommy Udo, Victor Mature as Nick Bianco, in Kiss of Death.]

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