Alan Rickman RIP
From CNN, ((Alan Rickman, the British actor with the unforgettable voice who played the brooding Professor Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" films as well as "Die Hard" villain Hans Gruber, died Thursday after a short battle with cancer, according to his representatives at Independent Talent Group. ))
Damn, these things really do happen in three. It also comes as a total shock that he had cancer. He was the character actor with a of class and one of the best bad guys in one of my favorite 80s movies.
He brought class to Dogma and really seem to handle humor very well. Plus, he brought his A-game to it. Rickman also kicked total ass in one of my favorites Die Hard. His interactions with Bruce Willis is the reason to rewatch Die Hard again. I love his last shot of him dropping down to his, death and it is priceless.
Most people will remember him as Snape in the Harry Potter series. They clearly cast him to have people believe he was a bad guy, but he turned out to be looking out for Harry Potter.
Oh, and let's not forget his hammy yet entertaining role in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. He as the best thing about that movie, despite it not holding up that well. And, his take on Nimoy in Galaxy Quest is really worth noting too. I love the contempt his character has for his Spock-like role.