I always loved Red Buttons. He was great in movies like "The Longest Day" (" Loud and Clear, sir!" and the Poseidon Adventure, but he was also great on all the TV shows I remember from when I was a kid. He'd be on Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, even Laugh-in. A funny, Funny guy, especially for an old guy. The Times did a nice Obit for him, and it's worth reading.
While I mostly agree I felt this is the first time I can say a movie would have been better with less Christian Bale. Half the time he using that Batman tuberculosis growl from Batman Begins/Dark Knight. In the smaller moments he was excellent.