Now in our eighth calendar year!|
PCR #391. (Vol. 8, No. 38) This edition is for the week of September 17--23, 2007.
I'm voting "b" myself.
SID WON'T BE THERE
NO SHADOW PUPPETS THIS YEAR
SHE WAS SO DRUNK (HOW DRUNK WAS SHE?)
BOND. JAMES BOND
WHERE YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM: "The Deer Hunter," "Law and Order"
I first discovered George Dzundza (pronounced Zuhn-za) when he played local bar owner John in "The Deer Hunter." There is a scene at the end of the film where John is alone in the kitchen making breakfast for those that attended Nick's funeral. Without warning John begins weeping for his friend. A very powerful scene in a film filled with many of them. Actually, Dzundza was a struggling actor long before "The Deer Hunter," appearing on such shows as "Kung Fu," "Starsky and Hutch" and "The Waltons" prior to "The Deer Hunter." He followed the Oscar-winning film with appearances in a string of made for television films, including "Salem's Lot," "Skokie" and "The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck." He worked steadily through the 1980s and then landed a starring role as Detective Max Greevey on a new show entitled "Law and Order." Though the show is now in it's 17th year, Dzundza's character was written out (he was murdered in his driveway) after the first season. This became a trend for the actor, who was also dismissed from "Hack" and "Jesse" after one season. In the 1990s he appeared in films like "Basic Instinct" and "Crimson Tide," while lending his voice to several animated projects, including "Batman: The Animated Series" and various "Superman" projects, where he portrays Perry White. He continues to work steadily, appearing most recently in several episodes of "Grey's Anatomy."
Well, that's all for now. Have a great week. See ya!
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