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Old 07-12-2006, 09:07 AM
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Actor burn victim?

I half remember reading about an actor who was badly burned, but still managed to get movie roles. This may have been in the 70s or 80s. Does this ring a bell with anybody? My Googling failed to come up with anything.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:11 AM
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Jack Palance suffered from burns during WWII, but that may be older than you're thinking.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:11 AM
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Richard Pryor?
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:11 AM
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Maybe not who you're thinking of, but Jack Palance comes to mind. His face was disfigured when he crashed while serving in the Army Air Corps in WWII.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:12 AM
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Robert David Hall or Jack Palance perhaps?
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:13 AM
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And now I feel like Jack Palance to Zeldar's Alan Ladd.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:16 AM
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No, it wasn't Pryor or Palance. I didn't know that about Jack Palance, though, interesting.

Probably not Robert David Hall either, I likely would have remembered him missing legs.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:18 AM
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And now I feel like Jack Palance to Zeldar's Alan Ladd.
Beautiful!
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:20 AM
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This is so annoying!

I know the guy you mean, I think. He had blond hair and played villains a lot. Off to the IMDB!
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:21 AM
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And now I feel like Jack Palance to Zeldar's Alan Ladd.
Better that than Elisha Cook Jr to his JP.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:24 AM
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This is so annoying!

I know the guy you mean, I think. He had blond hair and played villains a lot. Off to the IMDB!
Yes, I'm pretty sure that's correct. I didn't mention he was blonde, because I wasn't quite sure.

I hesitate to mention this, because I'm even less sure on this one, but he *may* have looked a bit like Rutger Hauer.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:26 AM
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Better that than Elisha Cook Jr to his JP.
Or the Elisha Cook Jr character in Pale Rider or John Russell, for that matter.

Did Burt Reynolds get burned or just bad plastic work?
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:28 AM
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I hesitate to mention this, because I'm even less sure on this one, but he *may* have looked a bit like Rutger Hauer.
Without looking at IMDb, John Lynch fits the bill of looking like Rutger. He's done some vampire roles and is a good villain type.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:37 AM
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Mel Gibson?







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Old 07-12-2006, 09:39 AM
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Without looking at IMDb, John Lynch fits the bill of looking like Rutger. He's done some vampire roles and is a good villain type.
Make that Richard Lynch who did have a bad burn (see link).
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:45 AM
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Make that Richard Lynch who did have a bad burn (see link).
That's the guy. Thanks!

Zeldar wins this thread!
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:00 AM
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That's the guy. Thanks!

Zeldar wins this thread!
Righteous! It was the Rutger thing that helped with the face and (part of) the name. I had no idea about his burn, though, until I read the bio at IMDb.
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:10 AM
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Also, Reggie Nalder had a long career. He scars had been supposedly been caused by burns. Ironically, his most memorable character is not a role that he is well for as being the actor (because of the makeup): The Andorian Ambassador from Star Trek TOS "Journey to Babel."
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:43 AM
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I know it's not the actor the OP means, butDan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams) also was badly burned when his beard caught fire:

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During his thirty-fourth birthday party in November of 1977, Dan Haggerty was badly burned when a flaming drink was accidentally splashed across his face, setting his beard on fire. Although a nearby waiter attempted to put on the flames with his own body, Haggerty nevertheless required plastic surgery. Due to his injuries, production on the series was halted for a month.
He is still getting steady work.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:53 PM
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Sort of a hijack -

Who are some other actors that had facial injuries -
Edward Hibbert springs to mind, as does the actor from Angelheart.

Who was the female actor in teh hollywood heyday that had the facial scarring that caused Max Factor to infent face spackle [what ever the stuff is actually called] to fill in her scar, and are there any pictures of her without makeup?
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:05 PM
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Tommy Flanagan had some severe facial scarring following an accident, and he still gets work (Gladiator was the first movie I saw him in).
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:13 PM
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Aw, bummer. I saw this thread title and immediately thought of Richard Lynch, who was one of my favorite actors in the late '70s and early '80s. He was great in the TV movie "Vampire," BTW. I thought he was obscure enough that I might get to answer this one before somebody else did, but it appears I've underestimated the Dope.

Thanks for reminding me of him!
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:36 PM
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Aw, bummer. I saw this thread title and immediately thought of Richard Lynch, who was one of my favorite actors in the late '70s and early '80s. He was great in the TV movie "Vampire," BTW. I thought he was obscure enough that I might get to answer this one before somebody else did, but it appears I've underestimated the Dope.

Thanks for reminding me of him!
Wouldn't it be cool if they could get him and Rutger to play brothers in something. While they're at it, they could get Owen Wilson and Johnny Fairplay from Survivor to play another pair of brothers. Maybe they could redo The Long Riders.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:32 PM
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Sort of a hijack -

Who are some other actors that had facial injuries....
Would Mark Hamill qualify?
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:59 PM
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Parminder Nagra fits the bill as well. The burn on her leg seen in Beckham is real.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:29 AM
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Who's the (very) burn-scarred actor in 633 Squadron?
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:52 AM
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James Stacy stayed in acting, up to the early 90's, after a motorcycle accident caused the amputation of an arm and a leg. I always thought he was cute in the old Western "Lancer" on TV.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:14 PM
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[QUOTE=aruvqan]Sort of a hijack -

Who are some other actors that had facial injuries[QUOTE]

There's Montgomery Clift, whose gorgeous features made him a heartthrob until his 1956 car accident (in which most of his facial bones were broken). He was unscarred but his facial structure was somewhat altered from what had been near pretty-boy perfection. (Still pretty handsome, IMHO.)

He'd been troubled before, but after the accident he spiraled into depression and substance abuse, until finally his bad habits caught up with him when he died in 1966.

Sad story. But he still did some amazing work in those post-accident years, especially in Judgement at Nuremburg as a mentally slow man victimized by the Nazi racial purification laws.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:34 PM
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Make that Richard Lynch who did have a bad burn (see link).
Wow, I went through his IMDB resume, and I have seen exactly one of the films that guy made, and that film I scarcely remember (one of the first few he made, and it's a very bit, unnamed part). I have seen a lot of the TV shows he was in but no way I'd remember this guy. He's been in some really forgettable stuff. I'm impressed anyone knows who he is.
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:10 PM
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Wow, I went through his IMDB resume, and I have seen exactly one of the films that guy made, and that film I scarcely remember (one of the first few he made, and it's a very bit, unnamed part). I have seen a lot of the TV shows he was in but no way I'd remember this guy. He's been in some really forgettable stuff. I'm impressed anyone knows who he is.
In my case, his face is very rememberable. Just not his name.
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