Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis, who died yesterday at the age of 85, never failed to credit Burt Lancaster with giving his film career a new lease on life, right at the point where the costume epics had lost their luster. Lancaster did it by casting Curtis as Sidney Falco, the desperately hustling press agent in Sweet Smell of Success. Curtis considered the performance his finest, and it just so happens I think he’s right.

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2 thoughts on “Tony Curtis

  1. Nick says:

    I got to meet him a few years ago, and blogged about it just a few weeks ago. Lovely man & fabulous actor.

  2. le0pard13 says:

    Great film and an underrated actor. Because of his good looks, and perhaps larger than life personality, critics never gave Tony Curtis enough credit for his acting talent. He’s was in so many great films, too. We’re going to miss him a lot. May he RIP.

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