Monday, March 16, 2009

RIP Ron Silver

From the AP: "Actor Ron Silver dies in NYC at age 62 of cancer (AP)
Mon Mar 16, 2009, 6:29 am EDT
Actor Ron Silver , who won a Tony Award as a take-no-prisoners Hollywood producer in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow and did a political about-face from loyal Democrat to Republican activist after the Sept. 11 attacks , died Sunday at the age of 62.


Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him early Sunday morning in New York City, said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition , which Silver helped found. He had been fighting esophageal cancer for two years."

Ron Silver - one of the few Hollywood actors able to come to terms and denounce Islamofacism for the threat that it is. Along with attorney Alan Dershowitz, who Ron portrayed in Reversal Of Fortune, very few celebrities are able to tread the line between the world of Liberalism and being strong supporters of our Israeli policies. The two positions just don't mix, especially in Hollywood and among appellate lawyers.

Ron was a very recognizable face in motion pictures even if one couldn't place his name. I enjoyed his performances in "The Arrival", "Silent Rage" and "Reversal Of Fortune". They are among my favorite movies. He was one of a very few actors who could play leads or characters and won a Tony award in the process.

Ron remained a social Liberal while becoming a Bush supporter in Hollywood - a very rare position these days. It may have cost him work and it did become the source of more than a few jokes on the set of The West Wing according to Ron. Ron stood his ground a paid the price. He was a source of integrity sorely lacking in today's politics and in Hollywood. RIP Ron Silver.

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/actor-ron-silver-dies-nyc-age-62-cancer-ap

1 comment:

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God bless Ron Silver, he was a 'Liberal' who came to his senses about Jihadis and brutal Dictators. He knew they would destroy America, and Hollywood if they could. He realized that if America goes down the tubes, then the whole planet is doomed.

You were great Ron! Time Cop, Arrival, Wiseguy, and The West Wing among many were particularly good. Thank you for everything, especially your courage, RIP.
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