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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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