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Equalizer Actor Edward Woodward Dies
Sky News ^ | 11/16/2009 | NA

Posted on 11/16/2009 4:11:16 AM PST by prisoner6

Equalizer Actor Edward Woodward Dies

Actor Edward Woodward, famous for his roles in The Wicker Man and The Equalizer has died today.

Actor 'never lost his brave spirit'

The 79-year-old had been suffering from various illnesses, including pneumonia.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: actor; breakermorant; edwardwoodward; equalizer; hollywood; obituary; theequalizer; thewickerman; tv; wickerman; woodward
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FYI...

RIP.

prisoner6

1 posted on 11/16/2009 4:11:18 AM PST by prisoner6
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To: fieldmarshaldj; SunkenCiv

rip


2 posted on 11/16/2009 4:14:39 AM PST by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: prisoner6

RIP Mr. Woodward.


3 posted on 11/16/2009 4:14:46 AM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: prisoner6

Breaker Morant! RIP!


4 posted on 11/16/2009 4:16:50 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: prisoner6

God bless you Mr Woodward.


5 posted on 11/16/2009 4:17:58 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: prisoner6

RIP.

I liked Equalizer. Of course, for some reason, I thought this guy died years ago.


6 posted on 11/16/2009 4:18:07 AM PST by Malsua
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To: BallyBill
Also, The Equalizer would never be made in such PC times as now. I loved that show.
7 posted on 11/16/2009 4:18:10 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: prisoner6

God bless.


8 posted on 11/16/2009 4:20:12 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: prisoner6

RIP, McCall.


9 posted on 11/16/2009 4:22:32 AM PST by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: napscoordinator

and yet you thought it appropriate to come on here and denigrate hiw work on the day of his death. CLASSY!


11 posted on 11/16/2009 4:25:19 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: prisoner6

I loved that show. Wasn’t he also Sandra Bullock’s coach in Miss Congeniality?


12 posted on 11/16/2009 4:25:48 AM PST by SueRae
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To: napscoordinator

Oh, no. It’s one of the gems of TV - it was wildly politically incorrect and featured one hardass SOB.

Basically, the character was a retired James Bond with less libido and more evil bastard dirty tricks plus a heck of a lot more realism than ever seen in any Bond film.


13 posted on 11/16/2009 4:26:43 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: BallyBill

Beat me to it. I loved that film!


14 posted on 11/16/2009 4:27:09 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: SueRae

Nope, that was Michael Caine.


15 posted on 11/16/2009 4:27:52 AM PST by dorothy (“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” - Albert Einstein)
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To: SueRae

“I loved that show. Wasn’t he also Sandra Bullock’s coach in Miss Congeniality?”
That actor would be Michael Caine. Woodward and Caine looked similar.


16 posted on 11/16/2009 4:29:32 AM PST by sueuprising
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To: sueuprising

Thanks! You’re absolutely right.


17 posted on 11/16/2009 4:30:52 AM PST by SueRae
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To: prisoner6

Prayers for your family and many thanks for the entertainment.

As a PPK aficionado myself, it was good to see one in Equalizer.


18 posted on 11/16/2009 4:30:57 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: napscoordinator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1NiNKwueE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzwVsy4Oe-0


19 posted on 11/16/2009 4:31:54 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: prisoner6

The original Wicker Man is a good movie. RIP, sir.


20 posted on 11/16/2009 4:34:53 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: prisoner6
Shame, I liked the show simply because it was so politically incorrect, and I often wondered why a Jaguar in NYC...

for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1NiNKwueE

21 posted on 11/16/2009 4:36:21 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: prisoner6
RIP. I always liked that show. Most of the remakes do not hold up well.
22 posted on 11/16/2009 4:36:37 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. V for victory)
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To: napscoordinator

Wow!
You’re an idiot!


23 posted on 11/16/2009 4:41:23 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Doogle
I often wondered why a Jaguar in NYC...

I admired his uncanny ability to find street parking wherever he went!

24 posted on 11/16/2009 4:45:33 AM PST by Salvey
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To: prisoner6; All

Sergeant Howie: The Wicker Man. Where I first noticed his presence and unquestioned talent.

Breaker Morant: The film that put him and Bryan Brown on the map.

Robert McCall, The Equalizer: A role that he owned opposite ‘Control’ Robert Lansing and Mickey Kostemeyer.

Would have made a superb George Smiley if Sir Alec Guiness hadn’t jumped at the offer.

The world will be less colorful with Mr. Woodward’s passing.

Jack.


25 posted on 11/16/2009 4:45:46 AM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: napscoordinator

Never heard of the guy and never watched Equalizer. Sounds like a loser show.
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Never heard of you, either. You’re the loser. What a jerk!


26 posted on 11/16/2009 4:47:55 AM PST by Ex-Democrat Dean
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To: Spktyr; napscoordinator
Basically, the character was a retired James Bond with less libido and more evil bastard dirty tricks plus a heck of a lot more realism than ever seen in any Bond film.

And The Equalizer's Robert McCall was the actually the kindest, gentlest of Woodward's secret agent characters

Callan's David Callan and La femme Nikita's Mr Jones, now they were ruthless bastrichs

27 posted on 11/16/2009 4:48:05 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (("To psychology! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems"))
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To: Jack Deth

Breaker Morant was one of Ronald Reagan’s favorite movies. But I really liked Woodward as the Ghost of Christmas Past in the George C Scott version of A Christmas Carol.


28 posted on 11/16/2009 4:49:29 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: prisoner6

He could sing too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE1h3-1s_E0


29 posted on 11/16/2009 4:52:24 AM PST by anglian
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To: prisoner6; stylecouncilor; windcliff

“Time to keep your appointment with The Wicker Man.”

Edward Woodward, RIP


30 posted on 11/16/2009 4:52:51 AM PST by onedoug
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To: napscoordinator
Sounds like a loser show.

At the 1987 Golden Globe Awards, he won Best Actor in a Dramatic TV Series for his role of Robert McCall in The Equalizer. At the Emmy Award from 1986 to 1990, he was nominated each year for The Equalizer.

Usually on a thread like this when someone has just died you don't usually denigrate their life or work. May I encourage you to think of the family and friends of Edward Woodward as human beings worthy of some respect.

31 posted on 11/16/2009 4:53:28 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Jack Deth

32 posted on 11/16/2009 4:54:25 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: prisoner6

Aww, dangit. I always liked him, whatever the role. RIP.

BTW, for those who’ve never seen the original Wicker Man, it’s definitely worth checking out. Edward Woodward’s performance is so far superior to Nicolas Cage’s (in the remake), it’s like night and day.


33 posted on 11/16/2009 4:55:02 AM PST by DemforBush (Now officially 100% ex-Democrat.)
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To: prisoner6

Let’s toss a bumper down our throat
Before we pass to heaven,
And toast: “The trim-set petticoat
We leave behind in Devon.”

--Harry Harbord “Breaker” Morant

34 posted on 11/16/2009 4:55:29 AM PST by RichInOC (...R.I.P.)
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To: Salvey

eyeah, never towed, and always right in front of the door or across the street....


35 posted on 11/16/2009 4:56:05 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: prisoner6
A clip from the wedding episode (Breakpoint) - one of my favorites...

press

36 posted on 11/16/2009 4:59:05 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: prisoner6

RIP, Mr. Woodward.


38 posted on 11/16/2009 5:02:58 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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Comment #39 Removed by Moderator

To: napscoordinator

Getting your jollies provoking people on a Monday morning on a tribute to a passing person thread?

Pretty creepy stuff there sporto.


40 posted on 11/16/2009 5:05:34 AM PST by wolf24
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To: napscoordinator

He was a good actor. If you are good for something let us know.


41 posted on 11/16/2009 5:06:04 AM PST by mefistofelerevised
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To: napscoordinator; All

42 posted on 11/16/2009 5:10:04 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (("To psychology! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems"))
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To: napscoordinator

It was like a modern version of Have Gun, Will Travel..........................


43 posted on 11/16/2009 5:22:45 AM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: napscoordinator
Never heard of the guy and never watched Equalizer. Sounds like a loser show.

Please show some maturity and consideration when commenting on something like this. Whether or not something registers on your personal radar has no bearing on its quality. Rather, it shows how narrow you are when you cannot simply say, "I've never heard of it, but if people I share political views with like it, it might be worth checking out."

44 posted on 11/16/2009 5:29:09 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: napscoordinator

Gee, what kind of LOSER comes on a thread like this and speaks ill of the deceased? Woodward (and the show, Equalizer) showed a great deal more class than you have.


45 posted on 11/16/2009 5:29:19 AM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: napscoordinator

Your posts make you sound like a total fool...a mindless, acned, sub teen idiot who needs to take a long nap rather than coordinate them.


46 posted on 11/16/2009 5:31:17 AM PST by Postman
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To: Red Badger

“We applied Rule .303!”


47 posted on 11/16/2009 5:31:20 AM PST by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: napscoordinator

So who poured vinegar on your corn flakes this morning?


48 posted on 11/16/2009 5:35:12 AM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: BallyBill

The Equalizer was good, be “Breaker Morant” should’ve been in the post/article title.


49 posted on 11/16/2009 5:38:57 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Lockbar

His version of the Wicker Man was the best and still sends chills down my spine when I hear him screaming. I will never forget Woodward’s screaming. Great actor! RIP!


50 posted on 11/16/2009 5:50:15 AM PST by FreeManWhoCan ("By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.")
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