Thursday, April 19, 2012

Born Today in 1946: Tim Curry

With his inimitable voice, unmistakable charm, and implausibly varied acting career in film, television, and animation, Tim Curry is always a hoot to watch. After being launched into the public eye with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (a film he said distracted attention from his notable career to follow), Curry went on to feature in some absolutely wonderful films like Clue (1985) and Muppet's Treasure Island (1996). He's played everyone from Mozart (in the first Broadway production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus with Ian McKellen as Salieri and Jane Seymour as Constanze) to the devil in Ridley Scott's Legend (1985) to Cardinal Richelieu in the 1994 adaptation of The Three Musketeers. Other notable appearances include the bloody awesome Wing Commander III video game and tons of work in animation including The Wild ThornberrysGargoyles, and Peter Pan and the Pirates. Happy birthday, Mr. Curry!

1 comment:

  1. I fondly remember the day my mind was blown discovering Long John Silver and Dr. Frank-N-Furter were one and the same. Nothing was the same for me ever again.