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Actor Michael Sarrazin, 70, dies in Montreal
The Montreal Gazette ^ | April 18, 2011 | John Griffin

Posted on 04/18/2011 1:53:44 PM PDT by EveningStar

MONTREAL - Michael Sarrazin, the understated star of films like They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and The Flim-Flam Man, died Sunday, April 17 in Montreal after a brief, quiet battle with cancer, surrounded by his family. He was 70 years old.

(Excerpt) Read more at montrealgazette.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; michaelsarrazin; movies; obituary
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1 posted on 04/18/2011 1:53:48 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 04/18/2011 1:54:38 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

I never would have guessed him to be that old.


3 posted on 04/18/2011 1:54:49 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: EveningStar

sad, so sad, although 70 is a relatively old age...


4 posted on 04/18/2011 1:55:52 PM PDT by brivette
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To: nuconvert

The Flim-Flam Man was in 1966. That would have made him twenty-five at the time. Only a couple years older than his character.


5 posted on 04/18/2011 1:57:08 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: EveningStar
The Flim-Flam Man

Great flick.


6 posted on 04/18/2011 1:58:45 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: EveningStar

I saw the Flim-Flam Man at the Fox in atlanta as a little kid.I have loved that movie ever since.


7 posted on 04/18/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: brivette
70 is a relatively old age...

Until you get there. :-)

8 posted on 04/18/2011 2:04:13 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: brivette
70 is a relatively old age...

Until you get there. :-)

9 posted on 04/18/2011 2:04:15 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: mupcat

Oooops! Sorry about that!


10 posted on 04/18/2011 2:05:07 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: EveningStar

Wow, who knew he was 70. RIP.


12 posted on 04/18/2011 2:25:28 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: EveningStar

13 posted on 04/18/2011 2:27:21 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

The Flim Flam man is a great George C. Scott movie. I feel the only role he did better than Mordeaci Jones was “Patton”.


14 posted on 04/18/2011 2:31:41 PM PDT by skimask
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To: bgill; EveningStar; Borges; Perdogg
"GUMBALL!"


15 posted on 04/18/2011 2:34:09 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: EveningStar

Fine actor. I mostly remember him as the Monster in the TV mini-series “Frankenstein” from the 70’s and the one he made with Paul Newman “Sometimes a Great Notion.” RIP


16 posted on 04/18/2011 2:34:12 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: EveningStar
Gumball....

Thanks for the memories Michael. R.I.P.

17 posted on 04/18/2011 2:38:49 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: abb

That just leaves the Professor as the only living member from teams Cobra and Ferarri.


18 posted on 04/18/2011 2:46:57 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: bgill

Having seen and enjoyed Sarazin in The Flim-Flam Man, I would never have guessed he was 70... and I’m feeling very very old.


19 posted on 04/18/2011 2:50:56 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: abb

Aha, that’s why I remember him!


20 posted on 04/18/2011 2:50:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Tornado relief: http://www.baptistsonmission.org/Projects/North-Carolina/Tornado)
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21 posted on 04/18/2011 3:25:15 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: skimask

Dont forget Dr. Strangelove.


22 posted on 04/18/2011 3:45:26 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: brivette
although 70 is a relatively old age...

*snort*, sitting here at almost 58, 70 looks 'younger' every year!

23 posted on 04/18/2011 3:46:25 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

“Have you ever seen one of those B-52’s swoop down close to the ground under the radar. You can bet your sweet ass they will get there and deliver the payload”. You are right one of the all time great movies. So many good actors in that movie.


24 posted on 04/18/2011 3:57:21 PM PDT by skimask
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To: DollyCali; All
Wow!

I did not know Mr. Sarrazin was that old.

A great, laid back, under rated talent. Very similar to Jeff Bridges. Completely comfortable in any and every scene. Able to stand up and mesh seamlessly opposite George C. Scott in The Flim-Flam Man

James Coburn in the little known pick pocketing gem, Harry In Your Pocket and Paul Newman and Richard Jaeckel in Sometimes A Great Notion.

Yet, one of Mr. Sarrazin's first roles that caught my eye was an NBC Movie of the Week, Journey To Shiloh, with James Caan and a very young Harrison Ford.

Rest well, Michael.

Jack.
25 posted on 04/18/2011 3:58:42 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


26 posted on 04/18/2011 5:57:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: EveningStar

***MONTREAL - Michael Sarrazin, the understated star of films like They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and The Flim-Flam Man, died Sunday, April 17 ****

Suddenly, I feel very very old.


27 posted on 04/18/2011 6:35:28 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare!)
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To: skimask

Going across kansas back in the mid 80s I was treated to my very own private airshow featuring about 10 B-52s flying N.O.E. in trail crossing the interstate.There was’nt another soul in sight and I had no camera.Damn,just damn.What a sight to be hold.


28 posted on 04/18/2011 10:08:11 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Ditto


29 posted on 04/18/2011 10:40:44 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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