The original Maverick is gone :( The Scrounger too....Legendarul actor american James Garner (Marea Evadare, Grand Prix, Marlowe, Support Your Local Sheriff! & Support Your Local Gunfighter, Tancul, Space Cowboys, serialele Maverick, The Rockford Files),a murit pe 19 iulie la Los Angeles. Avea 86 de ani. Considerat un exponent al "actoriei invizibile", old-school Hollywood. In 1973 John Wayne l-a numit "cel mai bun actor din Hollywood".
Star de cinema in anii 60, apoi star TV in anii 70 si 80. Pilot de formula unu, veteren de razboi, calaret de mare clasa. L-a jucat pe Wyatt Earp de 2 ori, in Hour of the Gun (John Sturges, 1967) si Sunset (Blake Edwards, 1988), in care Bruce Willis este Tom Mix. Tot pentru Blake Edwards a facut un rol superb in Victor/Victoria (1982). Nominalizare la Oscar pentru Murphy's Romance al lui Martin Ritt (1985), alaturi de Sally Field. Preferatul meu cultissim, 36 Hours (1965, thriller de George Seaton).
Tribut din The Guardian
Hollywood Reporter aici
si imdb aici
si twitter de catre toti cei din Hollywood aici: "Tip of the hat to James Garner. Charm, humor, but most of all - class." (-Bruce Campbell
"I have long thought Jim Garner was one of the best actors around. He is often overlooked because he makes it so easy, and that is not easy to do. I don't know anyone in the business with his charm and charisma who can act so well.” Robert Altman in 1979.
"Garner opened the door for people like Steve McQueen and myself”. Clint Eastwood
"I’m a Spencer Tracy-type actor. His idea was to be on time, know your words, hit your marks and tell the truth." James Garner: 1928-2014