Saturday, September 24, 2005


Exhibit A: David Hemmings, born 1941. Top, in Blowup, 1966. Bottom, at the Gladiator premiere in 2000. Posted by Picasa

10 comments:

Scott said...
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Tania said...

That is terrifying.

Campaspe said...

Breaks the heart, doesn't it? My god, he was a thing of beauty in the 60s. By the mid-70s he was looking like crap, which doubtless is part of why his film career hit the skids. He said, "People thought I was dead, but I was just directing The A-Team."

Tania said...

"People thought I was dead, but I was just directing The A-Team."

So in essence, people were not wrong.

mireille said...

the eyebrows! the eyebrows! xoxo

the addict said...

Ooof. These are all quite scary. My mother has had a theory for quite some time that excessive boozing causes one's nose to widen at the tip and become a bulbous mess. There's plenty of evidence to support her theory here...

Exiled in NJ said...

I was watching Dolores Claiborne and had the horrible thought that Jennifer Jason Leigh bore some resemblance to the young David: downturned mouth, eyebrows and pouty look on her face.

Campaspe said...

eek! no, not Jennifer! But you have a point, there is a resemblance. But she need not share his fate; women tend to be less profligate with their looks.

surlyh said...

Pardon the free associating, but I was watching TIME WITHOUT PITY last night and I couldn't help but think how much Michael Redgrave reminded me of M. Hulot.

threeonamatch said...

David Hemmings was an amazing person: multi-talented and prolific. We all grow old and most lose our looks... I'm sure none of the people giving their superficial "comments" above, have or will ever be able to aspire to a fraction of what David Hemmings accomplished during his life. It's a shame they can't see the beauty inside someone.