Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Cliff Robertson

Happy Birthday to

Cliff Robertson

86 today

Cliff takes a great photo, doesn't he? It's like he done something devilish naughty and he can't wait to be caught out. Cliff has paid for his retirement (and then some) by playing "Uncle" Ben Parker in the Spider-Man films. Given that he died in the first one, there's been some lucky script writing to bring him back in flashback scenes. I wonder whether he'll have a scene in Spider-Man 4...


Alex in Movieland said...

I have never seen Charly, despite the famous debate about Peter O'Toole losing the Oscar. Hmmmm... I might consider it for the next couple of months.

Runs Like A Gay said...

Charly hasn't aged well at all. Both the production values and the films view of mental health difficulties are very early sixties.

However you can't fault Robertson for his commitment.