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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine is being awarded with a lifetime achievement this evening by the Screen Actors Guild. Not an actor that stands out over the top of some of this peers- but one that manages to hold his own with incredible performances, that couldn't have happened with any other actor. Moving easily between motion pictures and television, he is a perfect candidate for the SAG Lifetime Achievement award. Mr. Borgnine achieves what the SAG community prizes most, a quality working actor.

Congratulations Mr. Borgnine, and thank you for so many interesting characters. 

"McHale's Navy" (Television, 1962 - 66) Still playing in reruns and still funny. 

"Law & Disorder" ( 1974) - Silly, campy, sort of watchable, but who can resist the lovely Ann Wedgeworth.....

"Escape from New York" (1981) - What fun to have to mild mannered character actors play action hero (Kurt Russel)  and sidekick in a movie set some 15 years in the future, 1997 - sweet. 

"Airwolf" ( TV Film-1984, TV show -1984-86) - Not a great film or show, but fascinating again to watch a character actor and a teen hottie (Jan Michael Vincent) return to television as super action hero's. Worth watching for the action sequences.

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