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A Far Too Brief Tribute To The Great Actor, John Hurt

February 2, 2017

Another true great, John Hurt died last week.

His performance as John Merrick in “The Elephant Man” was transcendent.

I still have trouble containing my emotions while watching the film.

There is so much to the story and in trying to deal one’s lesser but real problems juxtaposed with what Merrick endured as portrayed in Hurt’s magnificent performance.

In one of my recent posts, I cited Natalie Portman’s fine performance as Jacqueline Kennedy in “Jackie”

There were many good scenes but her/Mrs. Kennedy’s scenes and dialogue with a priest, Father Richard McSorley, the man who advised/consoled Mrs. Kennedy after the tragic event in Dallas, Texas, were the best. Mr. Hurt portrayed Father McSorley.

It was another great performance by a truly great actor.

 

 

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John Hurt, pictured above.

 

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