View Full Version : Kevin McCarthy RIP

Wayne Schmidt
09-12-2010, 05:15 PM
Genre icon. I always loved his performances, especially in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers.


Paul Casey
09-12-2010, 05:19 PM
Loved him in UHF.

Steve R
09-12-2010, 05:23 PM
Just saw Invasion of the Body Snatchers a couple weeks ago.

Great performance.

Troy Howarth
09-12-2010, 05:25 PM
Aww, that's a real bummer... always enjoyed him. RIP. :(

Jonathan Douglas
09-12-2010, 05:45 PM
RIP. 96 that's damn good going for anyone, it's sad nevertheless with these old guys you knew well that always were there. Feel like seeing PIRANHA anyway one of these days so might watch that one tonight.

Wayne Schmidt
09-12-2010, 06:04 PM
I watched MATINEE the other night . . . . forgot he was in "Mant". "Come down!! We have sugar!!"

Rich K
09-12-2010, 06:14 PM
One of my favorite character actors.
Such a great performance in Invasion of the body snatchers, Loved his work with Dante (Piranha, Twilight Zone, Matinee) and seeing him turn up in Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians was fun. R.I.P. Mr. McCarthy.

Alfred Chamberlain
09-12-2010, 06:45 PM
I have a hard-core film friend that worked projection in a few legendary theaters in the 80s and seriously knows his shit when it comes to formalist work. Invasion is his favorite film ever. Such a great film.

McCarthy worked with John Huston, Altman, and so many others. He's in The Howling too!


Daniel M
09-12-2010, 06:55 PM
Loved his collaborations with Joe Dante. And yes, he just felt like one of those guys who would always be around.

Rest In Peace.

Aaron M.
09-12-2010, 07:00 PM
Wow just saw Pirahna a few weeks back and marveled the guy was still alive :(

Thomas Hart
09-12-2010, 07:27 PM
Very upsetting news to hear of Kevin McCarthy's passing. I've met him several times at shows, and he was always the most friendliest and funniest of all the guests (to me anyway). A great actor and a great person. I will sincerely miss him.

Emanuele Sheriff
09-12-2010, 08:34 PM
Damn! He used to be in everything. A 70-year career in acting- WOW!

Todd J
09-12-2010, 09:04 PM
I dig him in Twilight Zone too.

Tim Mayer
09-12-2010, 09:32 PM
He was awesome in the original version of DEATH OF A SALESMAN.

Eric R.
09-12-2010, 09:41 PM
How ironic! I just watched him in Ghoulies III last Sunday and looked him up being amazed he was still alive. A damn shame. RIP Kevin, you performances will live on.

David F
09-13-2010, 12:46 PM
We're losing too many good people.

09-13-2010, 04:45 PM
He was a real favourite of mine. I recently saw him in "The Misfits" ... as always, he was memorable.

Steven Millan
09-13-2010, 04:54 PM
Very sad to know that both kevin and Cluade Chabrol both passed away on the same day :( :( ,but at least they both lived very good long lives and contributed a lot of good(film-wise) for all of us to enjoy.

Mike Howlett
09-13-2010, 05:15 PM
I met him a few times and he was a real hoot! Nice nice nice man! I'll miss him.

09-13-2010, 06:31 PM
This is too bad. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS is and will always be one of my favorite 1950s science fiction films, partly so because McCarthy gives such a heartfelt performance. He makes you believe that aliens really are invading.

Ian F
09-14-2010, 10:46 AM
I loved him in UHF. He was such a dependable character actor. You knew at least something was good with a movie when he was in it.

Jack J
09-14-2010, 11:09 AM
Very sad. RIP, Kevin. :(

Robin Bougie
09-15-2010, 01:34 AM
I loved him in UHF.

Same here! I loved the way he delivered the line:

"This town means as much to me as a festering bowl of DOG SNOT!!"


42nd Street Pete
09-17-2010, 11:39 AM
Really a nice guy, worked with him at a couple of Chillers. Always a lot of fun to talk to and was still spry and all over the place last time I saw him, he was 92 then. He was great with the fans & a true gentleman. RIP Kevin.

Shane K
09-20-2010, 09:34 PM
I just saw this over at Celluloid Slammer, and felt compelled to share it.

<img src="http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww161/sleazemonger/EdieSedwickandKevinMcCarthy.jpg">

Rest in peace Mr. McCarthy.

Troy Howarth
09-21-2010, 09:16 AM
The girl looks familiar - who is she?

Ian F
09-21-2010, 09:53 AM
Same here! I loved the way he delivered the line:

"This town means as much to me as a festering bowl of DOG SNOT!!"


Yeah, he was the consummate corporate villain.

Phil B.
09-21-2010, 10:01 AM
The girl looks familiar - who is she?

I think it's Edie Sedgwick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe1qWteeEhk) of Warhol fame.

That picture is actually in THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4IfdIspr7U&feature=related) video link.

Troy Howarth
09-21-2010, 10:19 AM
Thanks! She reminds me a bit of a young Helena Bonham Carter, funnily enough, though I knew it couldn't have been her....

Alfred Chamberlain
09-21-2010, 09:07 PM
^ That is a fucking A-MAZING photo. Definitely Edie, if mine eyes don't deceive. Incredible. Was he visiting the set of a film?

Alfred Chamberlain
09-21-2010, 09:07 PM
Just Googled them -- it's apparently from a pool party in 1965. Stunning.