Saturday, September 24, 2005


Exhibit E: Richard Burton, born 1925. (Slightly older, yes, but an essay on actors and drinking without Burton is like an essay on Italy and cooking without tomato sauce.) Left, in The Robe, 1953. Right, in Equus, 1977. Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Tania said...

You know, actually, he doesn't look that bad on the right.

Exiled in NJ said...

No he doesn't look that bad. Seeing Burton makes me realize one thing none of them lost was their distinctive voice, and Burton's was the most commanding, the best, though Albert Finney could and can give him a run for the money. Speaking of Albert, is the puffed faced character in Big Fish the real Finney today?

Campaspe said...

I am afraid I must say, ungallantly, that I think he looks pretty terrible. But I had a worse picture I didn't use because I couldn't crop it properly.