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robk 11-15-2007 01:40 PM

Fred Gwynne
 
Like many others, I became an instant fan because of his hilarious work as Herman Munster. Make no mistake, his Herman paved the way for later TV dads like Homer Simpson.
It seemed that, for a while, he was like former Superman George Reeves in that no one could think of his talent outside of that one memorable character. Happily, Gwynne's story didn't end on a downbeat note like Reeves's.
Thankfully, in the last years of his career, Hollywood began to realize there was much more to Gwynne than his portrayal of a dim-witted but kind-hearted suburban father who just happened to resemble the Frankenstein Monster.
This was proven with his great work in films like Pet Sematary, Ironweed, and(one of the all time great swan songs) My Cousin Vinny(What is a yoot?:D)

Rawlin67 11-15-2007 03:50 PM

ill give it up to him, hes been good in his roles.

JJFlamingo 11-15-2007 09:09 PM

one of the finest character actors who carved out a great body of work in his later years...

Derek237 11-16-2007 10:01 AM

His performance as Jud in Pet Sematary is quite possibly the finest performance in the history of cinema.

teenkiller 11-24-2007 03:09 AM

countchocula would very well come in here and bitch smack anyone who dares give Gwynne a nay. He gets a yay from me as well. Well thats all for now GOoD JOURNEY my fellow schmoes.

jeo4 12-05-2007 05:46 PM

Slamdunk YAY from me. The man was cool.

Cop No. 633 12-05-2007 06:07 PM

Gwynne's the man. This guy haunted my childhood whether it was in the Munsters, Pet Sematary or My Cousin Vinny! He's just one great actor with the most memorable face and voice.


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