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    Louis Gossett, Jr. Passed Away

    He was a great actor. I first saw him in the movies, Iron Eagle and Enemy Mine.

    He was a great actor in everything he did.

    RIP, Chappy.



    https://www.washingtonpost.com/obitu...dead-obituary/

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    Always thought Enemy Mine was underrated, you know, speaking as a scifi nerd.
    "And how we burned in the camps later thinking, what would things have been like, if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain, whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?"

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    I agree with both posts, wasn't a big fan of iron eagles, but he was in other stuff and always a good actor.

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    I can't think of a single movie I saw Louis in that I didn't like, or that I didn't like him in.

    Speaking of Enemy Mine...CC and I got a Lilac Point Siamese cat a few years ago and she agreed to let me name him. Got him from a rescue we volunteer for on Saturdays (we set up in a local PetSmart for several hours each week) and so I'm sitting outside having a smoke, pondering a name, and suddenly it popped into my frond...the sound of Louis Gossett as his alien character from Enemy Mine telling Dennis Quaid what his child's name should be...Zamish!

    Found out after the fact when I IMDB'd the movie that it was actually Zammis...but hey, close enough for cat naming purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oswald Bastable View Post
    I can't think of a single movie I saw Louis in that I didn't like, or that I didn't like him in.

    Speaking of Enemy Mine...CC and I got a Lilac Point Siamese cat a few years ago and she agreed to let me name him. Got him from a rescue we volunteer for on Saturdays (we set up in a local PetSmart for several hours each week) and so I'm sitting outside having a smoke, pondering a name, and suddenly it popped into my frond...the sound of Louis Gossett as his alien character from Enemy Mine telling Dennis Quaid what his child's name should be...Zamish!

    Found out after the fact when I IMDB'd the movie that it was actually Zammis...but hey, close enough for cat naming purposes.
    I, seriously, doubt the cat really cares....as long as you feed him, he'll come running no matter what you call him....
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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    He was a great actor. I first saw him in the movies, Iron Eagle and Enemy Mine.
    He was a great actor in everything he did.
    RIP, Chappy.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/obitu...dead-obituary/
    His Filmography:
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001283/...tt%252C%2520jr
    Quote Originally Posted by 5.56NATO View Post
    Always thought Enemy Mine was underrated, you know, speaking as a scifi nerd.
    Agreed.
    But I have never watched Roots but enjoyed "An Officer and a Gentleman" very much. The '80s decade was good for him.
    And don't forget - (one sci-fi nerd to another) - he was on Stargate SG-1 as the jaffa that became an Ouri minion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTHunter View Post
    Agreed.
    But I have never watched Roots but enjoyed "An Officer and a Gentleman" very much. The '80s decade was good for him.
    And don't forget - (one sci-fi nerd to another) - he was on Stargate SG-1 as the jaffa that became an Ori minion.
    I did say the cat's name popped into my frond, did I not?

    And it's Ori my friend...fitzed it for ya...CREE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    I, seriously, doubt the cat really cares....as long as you feed him, he'll come running no matter what you call him....
    if the cat decides to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTHunter View Post
    Agreed.
    But I have never watched Roots but enjoyed "An Officer and a Gentleman" very much. The '80s decade was good for him.
    And don't forget - (one sci-fi nerd to another) - he was on Stargate SG-1 as the jaffa that became an Ouri minion.
    He was excellent in Roots, you must watch the miniseries, you won't be disappointed.

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