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Tony Curtis died today. Did his acting skills ever appeal to you in any of his m

  1. Powerful Pierre profile image79
    Powerful Pierreposted 7 years ago

    Tony Curtis died today. Did his acting skills ever appeal to you in any of his movies?

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  2. A la carte profile image56
    A la carteposted 7 years ago

    While not an Al Pacino or Robert de Niro I think Tony Curtis contributed postively to movies particularly with films such as Some like it hot and Spartacus

  3. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 7 years ago

    Haven't seen one of his movies in a long time but I didn't dislike him. He wasn't one of the greatest actors but seemed likable enough.

  4. Powerful Pierre profile image79
    Powerful Pierreposted 7 years ago

    Actually you mentioned 2 movies in a career so far check out this list of  + 1 hundred movies acreditted to him in Hollywood. I was thinking of afew others with such stars as Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, Marylin Monroe, Gregory Peck and Kirk Douglas or Jack Lemmon>(true heavyweights in Hollywood). SEE http://www.ducksoftware.com/movies/tony … ovies.html

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I loved him in Some l Like it Hot and he was excellent in the Boston Strangler.

  6. puebloman profile image60
    pueblomanposted 7 years ago

    Oh yeah he was absolutely the best.

    "Some Like it Hot" is a crap example of his work. "Kissing Marilyn Munroe was like kissing Hitler" is a great quote and makes all of us blokes feel better.

    See Curtis as The Boston Strangler where he is a consumately brilliant actor, completely transforming.

    And what about the famous "snail" scene with Lawrence Olivier in Spartacus? A film so homosexually steamy that it was banned by the censor.

    He was able to transform and had complete mastery of both the masculine and feminine aspects of his nature.

    Only the cliquey snobbery of the Hollywood set  deprived him of oscars, and it's the same prejudice that causes the public to believe them, and jump onto this bandwagon.

    And what a wonderful man! Generous, compassionate, wise, funny.

    To compare him to Pacino  or to de Niro is to insult him. Only a child would suggest that they came anywhere near him.

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