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A.C. Snob
« on: July 08, 2002, 05:04:58 PM »

I have long wondered why an actor as distinguished as Rip Torn, an intelligent man of previously unassailble artistic integrity, who has given magnificent performances in a nearly fifty-year career on stage and screen, would degrade himself by co-starring in Freddy Got Fingered. To go from playing the lead in the original Broadway production of Sweet bird of Youth, to working with Tom Green-that it is quite a plunge. However, a quick glance at Torn's entry in Ephraim Katz's Film Encylopaedia may provide the answer:

"Born Elmore Rual Torn, Feb 6, 1931, Temple Texas, ed. Texas A&M. Explosive leading man and character player of the stage, TV and film. He studied ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, intending to become a rancher, then decided to become an actor so that he could buy a ranch."

No doubt that as Mr. Torn read the parts in the script dealing with activities only Peter Singer would approve of, it brought back fond memories of trying to fulfill the wayward dreams of his say nothing of fulfilling the requirements for his Bachelor's degree.
Steven Millan
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2002, 06:17:44 PM »

                  Rip Torn sorely needed the money,and thought that acting in Tom Green's cinematic equalient of manure would be a homage to his more gutsier,heavily outrageous late 60s/early 70s outings("Tropic Of Cancer","Coming Apart").
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