A los 77 años falleció el actor Michael Parks


El actor estadounidense Michael Parks murió  a los 77 años, anunció en las redes sociales el director de cine Kevin Smith, amigo íntimo del intérprete.

Por el momento se desconocen las causas de su muerte. Parks, secundario habitual durante cinco décadas, participó en más de 70 largometrajes y era uno de los actores fetiches tanto de Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodríguez como del propio Smith.

Además, tuvo un papel importante en los últimos episodios de Twin Peaks y y dos personajes muy diferentes en la saga Kill Bill, así como en las películas de Abierto hasta el amanecer.

Michael era y probablemente continuará siendo el mejor actor que he conocido nunca“, dijo Smith en su cuenta de Instagram.

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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Entre sus filmes más famosos destacan La Biblia (John Huston, 1966) —donde interpretó a Adam— Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012), El asesinato de Jesse James por el cobarde Robert Ford, Django Desencadenado, Blood Father o Grindhouse: Planet Terror y Death Proof, cintas del universo Tarantino/Rodriguez donde repitió su papel de sheriff de Texas Earl McGraw visto en Abierto hasta el amanecer y Kill Bill. En televisión, además de trabajar con Lynch, se dejó ver en el spin-off de Dinastia, Los Colby, y en Walker Texas Ranger.