Skip to comments.Pink Panther actor Herbert Lom dies in his sleep aged 95
Posted on 09/27/2012 7:35:40 AM PDT by Perdogg
Veteran actor Herbert Lom, fondly remembered for his roles in the Pink Panther films during his half-century of movie appearances, has died at the age of 95.
The Czech-born, London-based star appeared in more than 100 films including classics such as Spartacus, El Cid and The Ladykillers.
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An exit strategy we would all envy. R.I.P.
He was a great straight man to Peter Sellers in those films.
Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better ---
Clouseau visits Dreyfus at the asylum.
As the crazed Police Chief Dreyfuss trying to kill Clouseau (Sellers), Lom almost managed to be as funny as Sellers in a number of scenes.
“Every Day, and in every way, I’m feeling Better and Better!”
Rest in peace, Chief Inspector Dreyfus. I watched one of the Panther films just last night. Still very funny after all these years.
The facial ticks were hilarious.
eyep...as soon as Clouseau’s name is mentioned...*blink blink*......*smiles*
I too use it in my arsenal of facial expressions, was a big fan in my formative years...had a cat named Kato a dog named dreyfus and all my gold fish were named The Inspector, The Inspector II....
Another gem that Lom and Sellers were both in was the original "Ladykillers" movie (1955).
I also remember him fondly as Capt Nemo in “Mysterious Island” (1961)
He was also the PHANTOM of the Opera in 1962.
Lom made the PP movies work. Without Lom’s slow (and sometimes not-so-slow) burns, Sellers wouldn’t have been as effective in those films. I was always bracing for the next incident in which “Dreyfus” would accidentally cut off his own finger or shoot off the tip of his nose while fuming at Clouseau.
I’m crying w/ laughter !! Lom made those movies..
And that facial tic everytime Clouseau would walk in his office. That was FUNNEEE!
[after an incident involving a blind beggar]
Dreyfus: The beggar was the lookout for the gang.
Clouseau: That is impossible. How can a blind man be a lookout?
Dreyfus: How can an idiot be a policeman? Answer me that!
Clouseau: Simple. All he has to do is enlist...
Dreyfus: Shut up!
Loved that man.
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