Monday, April 19, 2010

Rocky Horror

The smiling fellow above is one Timothy James Curry born this day 1946 in Warrington, England. Born the son of a navy chaplain and a secretary, he moved to South London after his father's death where he developed into a talented boy soprano. He then went on to concentrate on acting, graduating from Birmingham University with a degree in English and drama. His second role on the stage was as the mad scientist in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in which he also played on the big screen in 1975. It is the role that made him a cult hero, and is one weird fucking film. It is still being screened in some theatre in Germany, and has been since June 24th, 1977 (a Guinness world record). He then went on to a extremely varied career on stage on in film. Playing such roles as Cardinal Richelieu in "The Three Musketeers," Long John Silver in "The Muppets Treasure Island," Dr. Petrov in "The Hunt for Red October," and Pennywise in "It." All excellent roles in excellent films. Perhaps his most famous stage role is as King Arthur in Monty Python's "Spamalot." The man has range, and is one talented dude, so for being able to portray a "sweet transvestite from Transylvania" to the most powerful man in France, Tim Curry (April 19th, 1946-present), you are my (236th) hero of the day.

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