Muere el actor Michael Parks

Kevin Smith ha anunciado el fallecimiento de su amigo, el actor de ‘Abierto hasta el amanecer’, ‘Kill Bill’, ‘Red State’ y ‘Twin Peaks’, entre otras.

Kevin Smith ha anunciado el fallecimiento de Michael Parks, amigo suyo y protagonista de sus películas Red State (dos mil once) y Tusk (2014), a los 77 años.

I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. Michael was, and will likely forever remain, the best actor I’ve ever known. I wrote both #RedState and @tuskthemovie FOR Parks, I loved his acting so much. He was, hands-down, the most incredible thespian I ever had the pleasure to watch perform. And Parks brought out the absolute best in me every time he got near my set. From the moment I saw him steal the opening scene of #fromdusktildawn at an advance screening at the Sunset 5 back in the mid-90’s, I said to @samosier “Could you imagine what it must be like to work with a Yoda of acting like that guy? I gotta write for him one day.” It took me 15 years but my dream came true on Red State (for which Parks won Best Actor at the @sitgesfestival) and then again years later with #tusk. Only Michael Parks could have delivered the line “Is man indeed a walrus at heart?” and make it scary as fuck. My favorite memory of Michael is watching him and #johnnydepp act with and at each other, like a couple of dueling wizards, in their shared scene in Tusk. Parks was in Heaven that day, sharing the screen with another brilliant actor and creating an unforgettable performance. He elevated any flick or TV show he was in and elevated every director he ever acted for. I was so fucking blessed to have worked with this bonafide genius. But really, I was just lucky to have known him at all. My heart goes out to James (Michael’s son), Oriana (Michael’s wife), Quentin Tarantino (Michael’s biggest fan) and any movie or music lover who was ever dazzled by the talents of Michael Parks. Farewell, old friend. I’ll see you farther along… #KevinSmith #actor #genius #rip #walrusyes

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El actor californiano fue, sobre todo, un secundario de peso conocido popularmente por sus apariciones en el universo fílmico de Quentin Tarantino y Robert Rodriguez. Parks interpretó al Ranger de Texas Earl McGraw en Abierto hasta el amanecer (mil novecientos noventa y seis) y reanudó el papel en el díptico Kill Bill (2003), luego en Planet Terror (dos mil siete) y en Death Proof (2007).

Otros trabajos legendarios de Parks incluyen El asesinato de Jesse James por el cobarde Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007), Argo (Ben Affleck, dos mil doce) y Django desencadenado (Quentin Tarantino, 2012). Eso sí, muchos no podrán eludir recordarlo como el intrigante Jean Renault de Twin Peaks, tan imborrable como su intento acento franco-canadiense.