Brian Dennehy — A giant among character actors, 1938-2020

brian“FX” and “First Blood,” “Cocoon” and “Silverado.” Loved that guy.

A great gruff villain, a grand grandfatherly sort, hale fellows well met and working men, Brian Dennehy played Clarence Darrow and Bobby Knight, acted in Chekhov and for Terrence Malick.

A Tony winnig tyro of the stage, a Golden Globe winner, an actor’s actor.

I chatted him up a few times over the years and he always came off as the real article. He always ended the chats with “When’re we gonna go get that beer?” What a sweetheart.

What a character. Rest in peace, big guy.



The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) Tweeted: “Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed,”: #BrianDennehy ‘s oldest daughter, actress Elizabeth Dennehy, wrote in a heartfelt Twitter post

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