2010-07-29

Hungry Like A Wolfe!

Let me bid a fond farewell to the late great American born yet Canadian actor, Maury Chaykin. (Most actors escape Canada for Hollywood, Maury stuck around.) You knew that whenever he showed up in a movie, you were in for a treat. Always one to surprise you, he celebrated his 61st birthday by dying!

Pal, Alex offered up two of his quotes:
When asked, "Have you invited the Lord into your heart?" He replied, "Are you crazy? The place is a mess!"
From Dances With Wolves: His final line to Costner was "tell the General I've just pissed my pants." He then blows his head off!
Love it!!

Thanks to him, I have a Kevin Bacon count of two! He & the Bacon were both in "Where the Truth Lies" giving him a KB count of one. Maury and I were both in Act of Vengeance in which I once saved Chuck Bronson's life! Though I don't recall ever meeting him, I'm fairly certain we must have had a scene together. (We were also in Night Heat and Due South but I don't know if we were in the same episodes.)

You can always look him up on IMBd to find out his movie history and here to make your life more convenient, are some of the awards he's been up for:

* 1986, Nominee, Gemini Award
Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks
Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Single Dramatic Program
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

* 1989, Nominee, Genie Award
Iron Eagle II
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

* 1990, Nominee, Genie Award
Cold Comfort
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

* 1994, Winner, Genie Award
Whale Music
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

* 1997, Winner, National Board of Review Award
The Sweet Hereafter
Best Acting by an Ensemble
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures

* 1998, Winner, Gemini Award
La Femme Nikita (episode "Innocent")
Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

* 1998, Nominee, Gemini Award
Emily of New Moon (episode "Paradise Lost")
Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

* 2003, Nominee, ACTRA Toronto Award
A Nero Wolfe Mystery
Outstanding Performance – Male
Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists

* 2006, Winner, Career So Far Award

Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film

* 2006, Winner, Gemini Award
At the Hotel (episode "The Perfect Couple")
Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

Most recently, I saw him as the nasty rapist-guy in Blindness...



and even nastier in Entourage...



 Go out and rent some of his movies, you won't be disappointed...

2 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Sad to hear that. Thanks for the heads up, definately going to check out some of his movies.

BTW - you did acting?!? When did this happen and how did I not know :D

Cheers!

Michael Jones said...

Click the Act of Vengeance link or hit the Extras label for some of my history. Also see Curtain Call for more of my shenanigans on stage.

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