Wednesday, March 26, 2008

RIP Richard Widmark

An unusual star whose reputation has increased in recent years with the renewed popularity of noir. A lot of his Fox movies are really more semi-noir than pure noir, but Widmark always felt like a noir icon, and along with Kirk Douglas he set the tone for a lot of lead actors to come by taking the brutality of his villains:

...And applying it to his "heroes":

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