09 July 2012
RIP Ernest Borgnine
I spent too many afternoons watching him in reruns on our black and white TV.
One night on the late show, I found out he could bring you to tears in an amazing portrayal of loneliness and self hatred, when cinema could occasionally look on regular people and not make them into losers or buffoons.
Then I found out what a scary sadistic beast he could be.
And here's what he had to say about the best movie he ever appeared in, The Wild Bunch. (He looks pretty great for a 90 year old).