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Date Posted: 20:35:35 04/26/04 Mon
Author: DB Jenkins
Subject: Re: Hiya
In reply to: Helen Yates 's message, "Hiya" on 10:32:12 05/15/03 Thu

>My names's Helen, Im 19 and come from Manchester,
>Ive not been a fan of john hurt long. Ive seen him in
>ROB ROY (Im also a big fan of Liam Neeson- i find him
>very sexy and as good as actor as john!!) but I didnt
>really get into him until I saw 1984. I was mainly
>watching it because my sci fi class was about
>dystopias and the cold war and 1984 was mentioned so I
>decided to take it out of my uni library. Ive been
>renewing it as much as I can since!!! Ive been trying
>to win it on ebay but I keep losing out on the bids!!!!
>I find john eerily sexy in 1984 and hes got anice
>voice in it too as well as in WATERSHIP DOWN.
>Can anyone recommend any good John Hurt films?? Dont
>say Harry Potter because Im going to buy them anyway!!

How about every film he's ever been in? ;)
I always remember when I was a kid being forced (and enjoying) to watch Champion by my dad who was/is a horse racing fanatic, next thing I remember was Alien (which I've just watched) but I've seen many of his films. Then today I just found out he's in Hellboy and I'm really chuffed that the guy's still going.
There aren't many real actors going around these days who command the same screen presence as John does, he definitely ranks alongside the greatest like Alec Guinness and Richard Attenbourgh.

I don't know much about him, whether he's a typical Hollywoodised "I'm an actor get out of my way!!" type guy or not but he's definitely an actor and a damned good one.
Deserves far more awards than he's ever got, not that I know how many he's ever won but he's not won enough. ;)

I haven't seen Hellboy yet, it's my kind of film but even if it wasn't I'd still watch it just to see how the guy was getting on. I gather he's around 65 years old now, I'm just hoping he keeps going and going cos when I do get to see Hellboy it'll be like seeing an old mate who became an actor donkeys years ago.

At 65 I just hope to God he monitors this website and knows just how much all his hard work is appreciated and that he's achieved some kind of immortality!!!

Some of his best films?
10 Rillington Place
The Ghoul (At 19 you should see at least one real horror film from the Hammer studios ;)
Watership Down

And two of the most moving films I've ever seen in my life.
Elephant Man - Totally unbelievable, it should be the law that everyone has to watch that film!!
And finally and obviously - Champions

Keep on going John Hurt!!!!!

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