Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy birthday to Boris Karloff!

I had this ready yesterday, but with all that was going on, I forgot to post it. Oops!

Boris Karloff, my all-time favorite actor, was born on this day(yesterday, now) in 1887. Best remembered today for his iconic performance as the Frankenstein Monster, Karloff created a seemingly endless assortment of unforgettable characters throughout his long career. One of his greatest assets as an actor were his sad, expressive eyes, which helped him bring a touch of pathos to even the most despicable characters. Even someone as thoroughly evil as Karloff's Hjalmer Poelzig in 1934's The Black Cat is not entirely without sympathy, and Karloff is one of the only people who could have pulled that off.
Today, take a moment and remember this wonderful actor, or better yet, watch one his classic films!

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