There’s NOBODY Like Him – the Last of a Breed Who Defined Manhood Without Bein’ Infantilely Insulting ‘Macho’ Department:
We first started out noticing/admiring his artist’s commitment to depicting the unwavering Truth of what he portrayed without audience sugar-coating viahis boldly unsentimental, unapologetic and resolutely unlikeable (not that he or the character gave a goldurn dang) Revenger in
And he could command the personally-professional and professionally-personal respect of worlds-apart opposites in both temperament and talent like
plus still be able to hold the screen with equal command:
In fact, he had the kinda gloriously unpredictable D.Q. (Danger Quality) that can’t be taught or learned but which any actor is not only blessed with but directors salivate and endlessly search for. The only actor who exceeded him in this respect (hell, virtually patented the durn deal) is
Yet STILL was onna the few hombres who could be brilliantly-blunt and say “Marlon, cut the crap” (knot the word he used ) “do the damn scene right, willya!?!” -
and not only get away with it but get the tempesturous Don to comply. Now, that's R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Aretha
Our favorite is his fabulously-flinty, wryly-humorous – and ala the best of the Actorally Accomplished, he always found a way to slip inna an enormously-entertaiing sly sensahuma – and almost debonairly- deadly gunslinger
Good choice. He was great in Have Gun Will Travel a looong time ago. The movie I like him best in is Rio Conchos (that would be a good choice for a Twilight Time Blu-ray, but just knock the price down a bit please). He was always really good as the baddie in westerns: Big Jake, Hombre & The Tall T come to mind. He had the look of someone who liked a drink or two.
I will always remember RICHARD BOONE in that great underrated film I BURY THE LIVING-58 with THEODORE BIKEL.One of my favorites, there was talk about doing a remake years ago from the BAND family but I guess it never came about.I Would have loved to direct that story.
As you can see by my avatar, Rio Conchos is my favorite score, one of my favorite westerns, and Boone was one of my favorite actors.
Just read an interview with Stuart Whitman in a mag that I can't recall the name of (I was in a Barnes and Noble yesterday and it's currently on the stands, somekind of movie horror or cult film mag.), and Whitman said he didn't want to do RIO CONCHOS, didn't like the script, but Fox told him he had to do it if he wanted to star in THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN...
Had good things to say about Boone, worked with him again on "The Cimarron Strip."
This probably would be more apt as part of our about-to-be-concluded "From Sidney 2 Morgan 2 Denzel" appreciatory ode,
but we can't help but include it here.
The evolution of respect between the characters essayed by Messrs. Boone & Brown in this flick is understated but emphatic: from initial scarcely-concealed contempt (the Confederate former) to mutual consolidation of universal allies
- sparked and thrillingly underscored by The Gold-Standard's galvanizing final musical sequence as the two men stage their penultimate assault -