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    No! I had "one more question..." good bye Mr. Falk
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    Who's gonna send John Saxon to jail now?
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2011
    Apparently he's been "gone" for a while now, but I'm sad for his passing. I think the last thing I saw him in was the otherwise forgettable MADE, which he was pretty good in as a... mobster? Something like that.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2011
    From all reports, he faded away several years ago from dementia & Altzheimers. Though there are no real saving graces to death, I'm glad he was able to complete and see the publication of his autobiography before that.

    I think it's easy to make fun of someone who spent 95% of a long career playing the same slightly ridiculous character, but it cannot be ignored that Falk put more talent, wit, charm, and wisdom into that one role than most people put into anything.

    Rest in Peace, Peter Falk.
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    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2011
    "As you wish," Mr. Falk.
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2011
    I have watched Columbo since I can't remember. Seeing him turn up in Wings of Desire was my favorite part of a movie that I really loved regardless.
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    He's left a legacy of a truly memorable character.
    Someone linked this on Twitter and I think it shows possibly how underrated he was as a comedic actor
    Columbo roasts Sinatra
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    Damn, StefanJ, I held it together until you said that, dammit.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2011
    I saw an interview with Peter falk years ago, in which he recalled making a movie in Yugoslavia some time in the 70s or 80s. Nobody knew who he was and he was detained as a spy by the Yugoslavian authorities. Again, nobody knew who he was and they weren't buying his explanation that he was an actor. "If you're an actor, what have you done?" they asked and of course Colombo came up but they'd never seen it (this was during the Cold War and many of our fine entertainments just weren't available on the wrong side of the Iron Curtian). He was in some pretty hot water, they kept at him for a few hours, trying to get him to admit he was a spy (he had a camera and was walking about town taking pictures, something the authorities frowned upon, especially when foriegners do it) and he was getting pretty desperate so he started listing everything he'd been in. It wasn't until he mentioned a movie he made with Burt Lancaster that they all stopped short. "Burt Lancaster? YOU know Burt Lancaster?" Falk answered in the affirmative and their mood immediately changed - apparently, they were big Burt lancaster fans (and hey, who isn't) and they all had their pictures taken with Peter Falk and they were friends for life*.

    *- Well, probably not. But they didn't shoot him or put him in jail. And that's the story of Peter Falk in Yugoslavia.
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    I wanted to share with you all the loveliness of John Cassevetes, Ben Gazzara, and Peter Falk being interviewed on the Dick Cavett show for Husbands.

    They are MEN. Oh, the amazingly masculine sexiness.

    Best Columbo episode: Last Salute to the Commodore. Directed by Patrick McGoohan. It's extra wierd and awkward and Columbo has lost all sense of personal space.
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    That entire video is great, even the Godfrey Cambridge underwear advert in the middle.

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