Robert Forster is one of those familiar character actors you’ve seen many times in the movies, but probably don’t know his name.
He’s perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated performance as the kind-hearted bail bondsman in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, one of my favorite guilty pleasure films.
Well, who would have guessed Forster would quit acting and move over to The Netherlands?
Apparenty, that’s the case as this “Robert Forster sighting” took place last night at the Amsterdam Hilton.
“Lancey Howard” Spotted at Mimi’s Cafe in Las Vegas
Many of us likely remember Edward G. Robinson from his legendary role as Lancey Howard, a.k.a. “The Man,” in the excellent 1966 poker movie, The Cincinnati Kid. It was arguably the most notable performance by anyone playing a professional poker player — ever.
Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldberg in Bucharest, Romania) was known mostly for playing villains in a number of memorable films, including Key Largo, The Ten Commandments, Double Indemnity, Little Caesar, and many others. He allegedly passed away in 1973.
But apparently — he’s still alive!
Note to Readers: Today I’m launching a new feature. Let’s call this the “Dalla Doppelganger.” Doppelganger is a German word meaning someone who looks like another person. Here’s the first look-alike photo of what I hope and expect will be many more to come.
CORRUPT COP NOW SELLING WINDOWS IN LAS VEGAS
Who could have possibly imagined Mel Bernstein survived a .38 caliber slug in the stomach, followed by another blast to the chest? That gruesome death became his fate after fucking with Tony Montana, a.k.a. “Scarface.” Mel Bernstein was a greedy and corrupt Miami police officer on the take who was skimming money from drug dealers.
Mel Bernstein was played to utter perfection by Harris Yulin, a well-established character actor you’ve probably seen in at least a dozen movies. Yulin typically plays bad guys. He’s even been cast as J. Edgar Hoover and Joseph McCarthy. One can certainly see the resemblance.