Powers Boothe

  1. Donald Moffat, The Thing, 1981. The British Moffat, Powers Boothe, Kevin Conway, Richard Mulligan, Jerry Orbach and Lee Van Cleef all read for Garry in John Carpenter’s unwanted re-hash of the (so-so) 1950 original produced (some say, directed) by Howard Hawks.
  2. Sylvester Stallone, First Blood (aka Rambo)1982.
  3. Paul Le Mat, Strange Invaders, 1982.   Boothe, Mel Gibson and Michael Murphy were in the mix for Columbia U entomology prof Charles Bigelow  who never figured that his wife was a disguised alien…  Paul Le Mat was amusing, unconventional. Murphy would have been better. Indeed, it had been written for him. Yet he was  rejected by the UK suits who obviously had never seen a Robert Altman in their sorry lives.  Not, M*A*S*H ,McCabe and Mrs Miller, Nashville, That Cold Day in the Park, etc…  Murohy was in ’em all.  
  4. Billy Bob Thornton, Waking Up In  Reno, 2002.     Back in 1997, Boothe, plus Laura Dern, Barbara Hershey, Mary Steenburgen, read for the two white trash couples on the road to  Reno.
  5. Ian McShane, Deadwood, TV, 2004-2006.  The hard-living-loving-killing-swearing saloon owner, Al Swearengen was written for Ed O’Neill, given to Boothe, who fell ill, and played to perfection (apart from being 30 years too old) by the British McShane… responsible for most of the 2,980 uses of the F word, ie about 83 per epsiode.
  6. Bruce McGill, Rizzoli & Isles, TV, 2010-2016.   Boothe, Tom Atkins, Miguel Ferrer, Robert Patrick, Eric Roberts, Fisher Stevens and three Reservoir Dogs – Messers Pink, Blonde and Orange aka Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth – were in the frame for Detective Rizzoli’s former partner, Vince Korsak in this latest take on Cagney & Lacey.  Oh,  and in his sixth move, Paxton The Dog played the pooch called… Jo Friday! 


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