RIP Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe: Dead at 68. I enjoyed his acting in every role he played.

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17 Responses to RIP Powers Boothe

  1. C. L. says:

    I liked the guy, too. He was a chilling Jim Jones.

    side note: Having starred in Red Dawn was Patrick Swayze’s one redeeming quality.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Red Dawn came out when I was in the 82nd Airborne. I saw it at the Eutaw Twin Theatres at the Eutaw Village Shopping Center on Bragg Blvd. You never heard such hooting, hollering and cheering as the soldiers in attendance put up during that movie. At that point, it had been years since a movie like that had been made.

    • Sortahwitte says:

      Exactly C.L. The very same word I was thinking. Chilling. Was that made for tv? Whatever. I hope he won some awards for that.

  2. MadBrad says:

    I first saw him in Southern Comfort. I’ve loved him in all things since. I am really going to miss that guy.

    • C. L. says:

      Southern Comfort. I forgot about that one. Another great movie. Maybe some Friday night here?

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Southern Comfort… The movie that made every grunt sneak a box of .223 FMJ to every ARTEP.

  3. C. L. says:

    Southern Comfort, Red Dawn . . . If only he had been in Heartbreak Ridge he would have the 80s military movie trifecta.

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    Sin City

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    He was also in the three part mini-series The Hatfields and McCoys along with recently deceased Bill Paxton. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it. It is outstanding.

  6. MadBrad says:

    “Shoot straight for once… you Army Pukes”.

  7. notamobster says:

    What a great actor! Red Dawn (the only one) was and is still my favorite movie. You see, I grew up fighting Russians, in the woods, with my brothers. Red Dawn rocked and the Colonel provided leadership to the Wolverines! πŸ™‚ Sad day.

  8. fasttimes says:

    he was freakin awesome in Deadwood. of course almost everyone in Deadwood was awesome.

    top 3 cable shows in no order:

    True Detective Season 1

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I dunno. I think Deadwood is the best television in television history, myself. The first two seasons, at least, were flawless.

  9. MadBrad says:

    Surfing the tube I found one I hadn’t seen before…

  10. Son of the Rabbit People says:

    Powers Boothe was awesome. Always liked him. I first saw him in some PI show on HBO WAAAY back in the day. About the time RD and I were both at Bragg. Can’t remember the name of the show now.