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Alec Baldwin Opens Up About Suffering From Lyme Disease and Thinking He Was Going to Die

22 May 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Alec Baldwin went from singing “Hallelujah” on the season finale of Saturday Night Live to jetting to balmy California to talk for the first time since a 2011 casual comment to the New York Times about having Lyme disease.

“They had me hiding in the bushes over there at a Lyme disease benefit,” Baldwin said as he went on the stage for the Bay Area Lyme Foundation (http://www.bayarealyme.org) LymeAid benefit for research at a private home in the woodsy enclave of Portola Valley, Ca outside Palo Alto on Sunday. “I have ticks all over me. I’m joking. »

- Susan Young

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Michael Parks obituary

19 May 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor likened to James Dean in his youth who was adopted in middle age by hip directors such as Quentin Tarantino

Michael Parks, who has died aged 77, was a softly spoken character actor who enjoyed a prolific and chequered film and television career, largely in the exploitation genre. In middle age he was adopted as something of a mascot by the hip directors Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Kevin Smith. “Michael was, and will likely for ever remain, the best actor I’ve ever known,” said Smith, who directed him as a menacing preacher in Red State (2011) and as a sinister seaman with a bizarre walrus fixation in Tusk (2014). Both roles were written especially for him by Smith, who said: “He will take a page of dialogue and deliver it in a different way than anybody else.”

Parks had appeared earlier as the mobster and drug-runner Jean Renault in David Lynch »

- Ryan Gilbey

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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Michael Parks

15 May 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Michael Parks I was very sad to hear, last week, that veteran character actor Michael Parks had died (and don’t even get me started on Powers Boothe, who’ll be this column’s next subject). I actually saw Parks once, at a screening of Red State at Sundance, where he did a Q&A for the audience with director Kevin Smith, and he seemed very soft spoken and polite, which... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Michael Parks Passes Away

10 May 2017 10:51 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Kevin Smith had the sad news of announcing the passing of legendary actor Michael Parks on his Instagram page today. Calling Parks his muse, he related the reaction he had of first seeing Parks in the movie From Dusk Till Dawn and telling his producer and friend Scott Mosier that he wanted to work with the Yoda of acting one day. That movie ended up being Red State. Smith also wrote a part for him in his movie Tusk. Quentin Tarantino had utilized Parks in dual roles for Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2. Robert Roderiguez of course used him as Sheriff Earl McGraw, a role Parks would reprise in Kill Bill and Grindhouse. David Lynch used him to great effect in the original Twin Peaks as the character Jean Renault.

While I can't say I liked every movie I saw Mr. Parks in, I do like his work as an actor. »

- Tim Jousma

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'Kill Bill,' 'From Dusk Till Dawn' Scene Stealer Michael Parks Has Passed Away

10 May 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

All good actors are, in theory, character actors, but the only ones who ever tend to be called "character actors" are those who spend their entire careers playing small parts that wind up stealing scenes from the main actors around them. And few could do that with the ease and immediacy of Michael Parks, who sadly passed away this week. Kevin Smith, who directed Parks' in Red State and Tusk, shared the unfortunate news. Parks had been acting since the '60s, popping up in such TV staples as Gunsmoke and Wagon Train, but it was really in the '90s that Parks started to obtain cult status thanks to a run of terrific performances in equally terrific shows and movies, like Agent Cooper's criminal foil Jean Renault in Twin Peaks and a beleaguered Texas Ranger...

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- Peter Hall

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R.I.P. esteemed character actor Michael Parks (1940-2017)

10 May 2017 1:07 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I'm sad to report that esteemed character actor Michael Parks has passed away today. While never a household name, Parks has had a long and storied acting career in both TV and film. He's probably best known now for his lead roles in Kevin Smith's two horror films, Red State and Tusk, but he had been in the entertainment business long before that, starting in 1958 on Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Since then... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Rip Michael Parks

10 May 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Earlier today, filmmaker Kevin Smith took to social media to announce the passing of actor Michael Parks at the age of 77. Whether you knew Parks from his work with Smith, with Robert Rodriguez, with Quentin Tarantino, or elsewhere, he was never less than a captivating performer. Getting baity parts in Red State and Tusk over the last handful of years had introduced him to a whole new audience. Smith can be thanked for that, much like Rodriguez and Tarantino did in years prior. This is a loss that stings more the more you recognize his work. A veritable character actor of the finest degree, it’s a shame that the Academy never recognized him. Oscar or no Oscar, he’s still a master of the craft and will be greatly missed. This is what Smith wrote on Instagram a few hours ago: I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. »

- Joey Magidson

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Michael Parks, 'Twin Peaks' Actor and Tarantino Favorite, Dead at 77

10 May 2017 11:32 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Michael Parks, a character actor who enjoyed a career renaissance in recent decades thanks to high profile roles in films by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Kevin Smith, died Wednesday at the age of 77.

Parks' agent confirmed the actor's death to The Hollywood Reporter, though a cause of death was not revealed.

Parks made his acting debut in a small role in 1961 on the sitcom The Real McCoys, and, over the ensuing decades, racked up dozens of roles on both television and feature films, most notably as the casino owner »

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Michael Parks, 'Kill Bill' and 'From Dusk Till Dawn' Actor, Dies at 77

10 May 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Rest in Peace, Michael Parks.

The veteran actor died at 77, director Kevin Smith confirmed on Instagram on Wednesday.

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Smith, who worked with Parks on films like Tusk and Red State, wrote a touching tribute to the actor on social media.

"I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. Michael was, and will likely forever remain, the best actor I've ever known," Smith shared. "I wrote both #RedState and @tuskthemovie For Parks, I loved his acting so much. He was, hands-down, the most incredible thespian I ever had the pleasure to watch perform. And Parks brought out the absolute best in me every time he got near my set."

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Parks was perhaps best known for his roles in Quentin Tarantino films like Kill Bill, and Django Unchained, but broke into the industry in the early '60s with »

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Michael Parks, Kill Bill and From Dusk Till Dawn Actor, Passes Away at 77

10 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Genre actor and Quentin Tarantino favorite Michael Parks has passed away at the age of 77. The actor died this morning, though the official cause of his death has not yet been confirmed. Director Kevin Smith, who collaborated with the actor several times in recent years, first broke the news.

Kevin Smith used his personal Instagram to break the news, announcing that Michael Parks was no longer with us. Parks worked with Kevin Smith on his movies Red State and Tusk, which Smith says he wrote specifically for the actor. Michael Parks was also originally supposed to star in Yoga Hosers, but for health reasons, he wasn't able to take the part. Here's what Kevin Smith had to say about the late actor in his Instagram post.

"I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. Michael was, and will likely forever remain, the best actor I've ever known. »

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Michael Parks Has Passed Away

10 May 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With a career that spanned six decades, actor Michael Parks proved time and time again that he could bring any type of character to life in believable ways. So it is with especially great sadness, that news has surfaced of Parks' passing at the age of 77.

THR shares the sad news of Parks' passing, which was confirmed to the outlet by the actor's agent, Jane Schulman. The cause of death has not been reported at this time.

Parks began a truly remarkable career in the early ’60s and never looked back, going on to appear in well over one hundred films and TV series.

A frequent collaborator of Quentin Tarantino, Parks played Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in 1996's From Dusk Till Dawn and reprised the role in Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Planet Terror, and Death Proof. He also appeared in Tarantino's Django Unchained.

In recent years, Parks dominated the screen »

- Derek Anderson

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Michael Parks, Character Actor in ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Tusk,’ Dies at 77

10 May 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Parks, a character actor with over 100 film and television credits, has died. He was 77.

Parks’ agent announced that the actor died on Tuesday.

Parks was born in Corona, Calif., where his early jobs included picking fruit, digging ditches, driving trucks, and fighting forest fires. His film career began in 1961, when he played the nephew of the character George Mac Michael on the ABC sitcom “The Real McCoys.”

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His other early roles include Adam in John Huston’s 1966 religious drama “The Bible: In the Beginning,” the NBC series “Sam Benedict,” and the medical drama “The Eleventh Hour.”

The prolific actor had a late-career surge, working with directors including Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, and Robert Rodriguez. In the first and second “Kill Bill” movies he played Texas Ranger Earl McGraw and Esteban Vihaio.

While he mostly made his career in villainous turns and supporting roles, »

- Seth Kelley

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Michael Parks, Character Actor in ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Tusk,’ Dies at 77

10 May 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Michael Parks, a character actor with over 100 film and television credits, has died. He was 77.

Parks’ agent announced that the actor died on Tuesday.

Parks was born in Corona, Calif., where his early jobs included picking fruit, digging ditches, driving trucks, and fighting forest fires. His film career began in 1961, when he played the nephew of the character George Mac Michael on the ABC sitcom “The Real McCoys.”

His other early roles include Adam in John Huston’s 1966 religious drama “The Bible: In the Beginning,” the NBC series “Sam Benedict,” and the medical drama “The Eleventh Hour.”

The prolific actor had a late-career surge, working with directors including Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, and Robert Rodriguez. In the first and second “Kill Bill” movies he played Texas Ranger Earl McGraw and Esteban Vihaio.

While he mostly made his career in villainous turns and supporting roles, Parks also dabbled in the spotlight. In »

- Seth Kelley

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Michael Parks, Film and TV Character Actor, Dies at 77

10 May 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Michael Parks, the veteran Hollywood character actor who appeared in Kill Bill, Django Unchained and Red State, has died. He was 77.

His passing on Wednesday was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by his agent, Jane Schulman of Vesta Talent Agency. The cause of death was not disclosed. 

During his busy Hollywood career, Parks appeared in movies by auteur directors like Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Kevin Smith, who paid tribute to the veteran actor on Wednesday via Instagram.

"Michael was, and will likely forever remain, the best actor I've ever known. I wrote both #RedState and @tuskthemovie For Parks, I »

- Etan Vlessing

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Michael Parks, Beloved Character Actor and Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith Regular, Passes Away at 77

10 May 2017 9:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Michael Parks, longtime Hollywood mainstay and beloved character actor and singer, has passed away at the age of 77. The news was announced by filmmaker Kevin Smith, who took to his Instagram to share that “the best actor I’ve ever known” and his “cinematic muse,” had died. No cause of death was named.

Smith directed Parks in both his “Tusk” and “Red State,” having relished the longtime actor’s career since first seeing him in Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn.” Though Parks’ career stretched back to 1960, when he made his screen debut on TV’s “Zane Grey Theater,” in recent years, the supporting standout had enjoyed a revival at the hands of both Quentin Tarantino (who Smith deemed Parks’ “biggest fan”) and Smith, who continued to craft roles for the singular actor.

I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. Michael was, and will likely forever remain, »

- Kate Erbland

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R.I.P. Michael Parks (1940 – 2017)

10 May 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

American actor Michael Parks, a frequent collaborator of directors Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Kevin Smith has passed away aged 77, with Smith breaking the rather sad news on Instagram…

 

Parks’ career began back in the 1960s and he scored his first major role as the star of the series Then Came Bronson, from which he also launched a successful recording career as a country artist. He would go on to make appearances in the likes of The Equalizer, Death Wish V: The Face of Death and Twin Peaks before his first outing as his most famous character, Texas Ranger Earl McGraw, in From Dusk Till Dawn.

Parks would reprise the role of Earl McGraw in Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Planet Terror and Death Proof, while his other recent credits include roles in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordRed State, Argo, Django Unchained and Tusk. »

- Gary Collinson

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Michael Parks dies, aged 77

10 May 2017 8:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Singer and actor Michael Parks has died, Kevin Smith has announced.

Singer and actor Michael Parks has died, at the age of 77. The news was announced by Kevin Smith on his Twitter feed. Smith, whose post you can read below, has been open about the fact that he wrote roles for Parks, notably the lead in Red State

We could write lots of words about Parks, his breadth of work, and his legion of fans. But if it's all the same, we're going to leave it to Smith. His words are better than ours.

I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. Michael was, and will likely forever remain, the best actor I've ever known. I wrote both #RedState and @tuskthemovie For Parks, I loved his acting so much. He was, hands-down, the most incredible thespian I ever had the pleasure to watch perform. »

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Judd Apatow and Kevin Smith: Filmmakers most overdue their first Oscar nomination

14 April 2017 10:04 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Continuing on with a yearly series I like to do on those deserving of Academy Award wins or nominations, it’s time to turn attention to filmmakers. Actors and actresses are the sexier group, but writers and directors are the backbone of the industry. There are plenty who have never been cited by the Academy, so that will be the focus today. I’ll be running down ten filmmakers who I feel are due a nomination. In a handful of cases, they’ll be more comedic storytellers, since Oscar voters can often overlook them. That’s a real shame in my mind, but that could be a piece for another day. Anyway, you’ll see them below, and obviously know that your own mileage may vary. So, without further delay, here goes nothing… Here now are the ten writers and/or directors most due for their first Oscar nomination: 10. Kevin Smith – Hear me out. »

- Joey Magidson

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Get Out review – tea, bingo… and racial terror

19 March 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A young black man meets his white girlfriend’s parents in Jordan Peele’s chilling satire of liberal racism in the Us

Ira Levin, author of Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives, would have cracked a wry smile at the cackling satire of this chilling “social thriller”, the directorial debut from MadTV alumnus Jordan Peele. When a preppy rich girl takes her African American boyfriend home for the first time, loving harmony turns to creeping discord. Diving deep into the broiling undercurrents of “post-racial” America, Peele’s hybrid creation starts out like a modern reworking of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, before drifting towards the more brutal territories of Kevin Smith’s Red State or Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, via the eerie mysteries of Charles Burnett’s To Sleep With Anger. Beneath the beatific smile of 21st-century liberalism, Get Out finds the still grinning ghoulish skull of »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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‘Yoga Hosers’ VOD Review

23 February 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp. Justin Long, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Ralph Garman, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Haley Joel Osment, Vanessa Paradis, Tyler Posey, Génesis Rodríguez, Jennifer Schwalbach, Sasheer Zamata | Written and Directed by Kevin Smith

So, Kevin Smith… A man whose work I’ve really enjoyed over the years (Clerks 2 and Dogma being my personal highlights, though I used to live for Mallrats), took a, let’s say, interesting path with his recent directorial efforts Red State and Tusk. Exploring the horror genre rather than the comedy/drama he became known for, Smith looks to have a new-found passion for filmmaking, seemingly no longer going through the motions with his View Askewniverse – though he has just announced another Jay and Silent Bob flick!

Instead Smith announced the development of a “True North” trilogy: strange genre tales set in Canada, a country that – like Smith – I have an affinity for. »

- Phil Wheat

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