Final night time, Hollywood legend Rip Torn handed away on the age of 88, leaving a legacy of efficiency and character that can reside perpetually. At present, within the wake of this loss, members of the Hollywood neighborhood have taken to social media to honor Torn’s life and instances.
Amongst these folks have been a few of his most notable contributors, comparable to comic Albert Brooks. Along with his 1991 movie Defending Your Life, Brooks served as author, director, and co-star to Rip Torn, who performed the function of afterlife protection lawyer Bob Diamond to comedic perfection.
Albert Brooks’ remembrance of Rip Torn was as follows:
Whereas many individuals might not see Freddy Received Fingered as a movie that deserves even being talked about in the identical breath as Defending Your Life, it’s nonetheless very a lot a notable entry in Rip Torn’s filmography. Particularly when his co-star Tom Inexperienced, who was additionally the movie’s co-writer and director, took the time to recollect their collaboration with the next condolence:
Even actor/raconteur Mara Wilson, who starred with Torn within the Disney made-for-TV film Balloon Farm, has a narrative from when she obtained to satisfy the person herself:
Not solely co-workers of Rip Torn’s illustrious profession are paying tribute to him, as there are performers who fondly keep in mind roles from all through his storied, a long time lengthy profession of labor. One such fan is The Lion King’s Seth Rogen, who not solely is a fan of Defending Your Life, but additionally remembers Rip Torn’s work on The Larry Sanders Present fairly fondly, as you’ll see on this tweet:
In the meantime, actor Dana Delaney dove into the deep cuts of Rip Torn’s catalogue in a easy, however heartbreaking tweet honoring his profession:
However maybe one of the crucial bittersweet tributes to see after Rip Torn’s dying needs to be the quite simple one which his Males In Black co-star Will Smith left on his Instagram:
There’s numerous issues to recollect Rip Torn for after his passing, and it’s really fantastic to see that the neighborhood he labored inside and supported as an actor is aware of that actual fact for themselves.
So as to brighten issues up a little bit, and because it’s been talked about so many instances within the tales above, we’d like to shut issues out with a clip from one among Rip Torn’s definitive performances; that of Bob Diamond from Defending Your Life.
Our condolences exit to Rip Torn’s household and buddies who’re in mourning at this very second; and we’re grateful for the legacy of labor that he’s left behind.