Ernest Borgnine as Cabbie

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  1. And all hopes for an Airwolf sequel were dashed.

  2. Stephen Marts says:

    He’ll always be my Duke of New York A#1.

  3. Stefan Jones says:

    Never a star (well, with the notable exception of “Marty”), but a good, hard-working actor who left behind a huge body of fine work.

    • Preston Sturges says:

      Apparently Marty almost didn’t get made and then almost didn’t get released for a couple years.  It forget if it was contractual, or politics, or taxes.  It was just a movie about a good haearted guy with an OK job, average looks, and a slightly annoyng mother. It’s not a comedy, and nothing much happens, but you can identify with the characters.

  4. Cowicide says:

    I loved him in Escape from New York.  Thanks for the clip.

  5. steveboyett says:

    If he isn’t remembered for The Wild Bunch, it’s a goddamn shame.

    • Kerouac says:

      The Wild Bunch was actually the first thing I thought of.

    • Preston Sturges says:

      He was also the cowboy bully in “Bad Day At Flat Rock” where he kept pushing around a one armed and old looking Spencer Tracy.  During the fight he goes through a screen door that was supposed to open and he tears it off the hinges instead.

  6. Bottle Imp says:

    Tragically, my primary memory of him has become his performance in the cripplingly bad Laser Mission. Rest in peace Ernest, you deserved better than Laser Mission (and often got it, I’m really sorry I remember that film).

  7. Preston Sturges says:

    He’ll live forever in Drew and Josh Friedman’s work.

  8. noah django says:

    We miss you, Mr. Borgnine  ;_:

  9. mccrum says:

    Is this the space where people are supposed to go and give Ernest Borgnine the “Andy Griffith Treatment” because he was a staunch Conservative?  If so, why is it so empty?

    For the record:  Airwolf=Awesome.  Nice work sir, we’ll miss that crazy fun and always recognizable laugh.

  10. Over the River says:

    He always gave over 100%. Smooth sailing Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale, stay ahead of others.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d7/Ernest_Borgnine_McHales_Navy_1962.JPG/614px-Ernest_Borgnine_McHales_Navy_1962.JPG

  11. SHeadius says:

    One of my fav obscure movies of all time is “Pay or Die!” with Borgnine as officer Joeseph Petrosino battling the early 190o’s mob. Saw this movie 45 years ago as a kid at an all-night slumber party and couldn’t get my hands on a decent copy of it on DVD until a couple years ago when Warner started offering little-known classics on burned DVDs called the “Archive Collection”. 

    It’s amazing all the cool movies that were made over the years that nobody ever heard of. This is one.

  12. Daneel says:

    I know  him best as Sgt. Fatso Judson in “From Here to Eternity”

  13. Teller says:

    Definitely FH2E, Wild Bunch and as Shep Horgan in Jubal, an xlnt Delmer Daves western.

  14. BBNinja says:

    Oh…that makes me a sad Panda.  :/  I loved him as Mermaid Man in Spongebob Squarepants.  I wonder who they will get to replace his iconic voice in future episodes.

  15. lannielouey says:

    Marty.  It is a wonderful old movie and his best work by far. In addition, the supporting cast is fantastic.  His old country Italian mother and aunt are delightful, both bun haired widows, one concerned about her son and her sister, the sourpuss.  (“Someaday you gonna smile, Teresa and we gonna have a party”)   I bought this movie because I love it so much.  It has a story to tell about people that are considered “plain” and Marty, the middle aged, chubby bachelor butcher, couldn’t have been played by anyone else but our Ernest.  “Whenea gonna get married, Maity?  A mana you age shoulda be married wid a family.  You shoulda be ashamed of youself”.  We will miss you, Ernest.  Thanks for the memories.

  16. unit_1421 says:

    I loved him in Convoy and Escape from New York.

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