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R.I.P Richard Lynch (actor) 1940-2012
Horror-Movies.ca ^ | 20th June 2012 | Deth Banger

Posted on 06/20/2012 12:43:07 PM PDT by the scotsman

'It pains me to bring you guys this unfortunate news today, and it never gets any easier reporting on someone’s passing. Unfortunately, the legendary character actor Richard Lynch has passed according to a great friend of his, Rob Zombie.

Richard Lynch passed away at the age of 72, and the cause of death hasn’t been confirmed just yet.

Lynch began his career way back in 1972 with the film Scarecrow in which he starred alongside Al Pacino and from here the sky was the limit. His film career blossomed and Lynch soon became a cult favorite.

He was instantly recognizable with his blond hair and strong, gaunt, face and starred in possibly over 100 films. Working with everybody and anybody in Hollywood in a range of films from dramas to b-movies, you name it, Richard Lynch has done it.

As well as feature films, he had a very successful career in TV with shows like Battlestar Galactica, The Phoenix, Airwolf and even the A-Team to name just a small few.'

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1 posted on 06/20/2012 12:43:13 PM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/news/jun12/rlynch.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lynch_(actor)


2 posted on 06/20/2012 12:43:56 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman

Very recognizable character actor.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 12:47:42 PM PDT by YourAdHere (Spike Lee's films are boring and unoriginal.)
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To: the scotsman

4 posted on 06/20/2012 12:50:26 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: the scotsman
Rest in peace Mr Lynch.

He was really good at being a bad guy.

5 posted on 06/20/2012 12:52:07 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: the scotsman

RIP Richard Lynch.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: the scotsman
I think there are about a gazillion people trying to update the wiki page.

OTOH, imdb has yet to update his demise.

7 posted on 06/20/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: the scotsman

Was he the bad guy (actually awful guy) in “Dirty Harry”.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 1:04:05 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: the scotsman

R. I. P. former Marine


9 posted on 06/20/2012 1:09:25 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: yarddog
Was he the bad guy (actually awful guy) in “Dirty Harry”.

No, that was Andrew Robinson.

10 posted on 06/20/2012 1:20:22 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Omit “former”....

Once a Marine, always a Marine.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 1:23:06 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: the scotsman

He really took the advice of Sir Laurence Olivier that, “No part is too small, no check is too large.” But in practice, that it not a bad way to do things. It meant he was always working, seen as a reliable villain who could play just about any role.

Seriously, who else could have been in The Sword and the Sorcerer as an evil king, Invasion U.S.A. as a Russian(?) terrorist, and The Forbidden Dance (and actually dance villainously)?


12 posted on 06/20/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: the scotsman

As Rostov in "Invasion USA" with Chuck Norris

As Baran in "Star Trek: TNG" in episodes "Gambit" parts 1 and 2.

As Noel in "Werewolf" and lampooned by Mystery Science Theater 3000.

13 posted on 06/20/2012 1:23:55 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Calvin Locke

He will be missed. He was a much underrated actor. To see one of his best starring roles see: “Delta Fox” (1979). His range of character roles was astounding.


14 posted on 06/20/2012 1:24:55 PM PDT by CharonofStyx
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I agree, it’s these pros that keep the wheels turning in movies far better than many big name stars.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: the scotsman

Started acting at 32 and appeared in over 100 films? Shows you that it’s never too late.


16 posted on 06/20/2012 1:28:13 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: the scotsman

Was he the badguy in ‘The Seven-Ups’?


17 posted on 06/20/2012 1:28:13 PM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: TalBlack

Yes! Great movie. It’s on from time to time, and I always watch it. The old cars are amazing.


18 posted on 06/20/2012 1:30:51 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: the scotsman

RIP.


19 posted on 06/20/2012 1:45:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: the scotsman

He was a really good bad guy.


20 posted on 06/20/2012 1:48:21 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: the scotsman

He was a very underrated actor. I liked his work. RIP


21 posted on 06/20/2012 2:45:54 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: the scotsman

Looks like the guy on the Northwestern from Deadliest Catch. Sig.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 2:48:28 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: clee1
Once a Marine, always a Marine.

Incorrect, once you've left active duty you're a former Marine and the prefix "ex" is appropriate as well for some like Ritter, Dellums, Carville, Garwood, Oswald, Lonetree, Dennehy, Murtha, Glenn, Farrell, McFarlane, Lehrer, Shields, etc.

23 posted on 06/21/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Well I guess he was #3. He was a great villain.


24 posted on 07/10/2012 2:52:50 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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