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A shame (news.yahoo.com), and I just saw the thread about John Vernon. My favorite Ossie Davis (imdb.com) movie was Gladiator (cheesy movie with Cuba Gooding circa 1992 about underground boxing), and to me, the guy just had a Morgan Freeman-type air about him that made him enjoyable to watch in pretty much anything.



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Ah man...this BLOWS. Ossie Davis was AWESOME, a great character/supporting actor.

Among my faves of his:
-His great run on Evening Shade (alongside the dearly departed Michael Jeter)
-Performing his eulogy of Malcolm X in Spike Lee's biopic of him
-And, of course, playing a black JFK in an old folks' home in Bubba Ho-Tep.



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    Originally posted by jfkfc
    A shame (news.yahoo.com), and I just saw the thread about John Vernon. My favorite Ossie Davis (imdb.com) movie was Gladiator (cheesy movie with Cuba Gooding circa 1992 about underground boxing), and to me, the guy just had a Morgan Freeman-type air about him that made him enjoyable to watch in pretty much anything.


Hey man, there's no shame in having love for Gladiator. That's one of my favorite guilty pleasure films.



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I just watched Bubba Ho-Tep tonight for the first time and really enjoyed Ossie Davis. It made me realize that I had seen him in several different roles and always enjoyed his work, but never knew who he was.

I think this would be as good of time as any to check out several other movies that he has either acted in or directed.





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A real shame. Ossie was not only a great actor, but a great man and one of the few, true civil rights icons in the entertainment community. He will be missed.

I, too, heart Bubba Ho-Tep. And Evening Shade (Odd, I was just talking about that show the other day to my wife). I wonder if that'll ever pop up on Nick at Nite/TVLand sometime? I mean, if Murphy Brown is old enough to qualify now...





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