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Muere Michael Parks, actor favorito de Tarantino

Mayo 10, 2017 - 05:58 p. m. Por:
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Michael Parks

El actor estadounidense Michael Parks.

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El actor estadounidense Michael Parks, quien apareció en varios filmes de los cineastas Quentin Tarantino y Kevin Smith, murió hoy a los 77 años.

Fue Smith quien informó del fallecimiento de Parks a través de un mensaje publicado hoy en su cuenta oficial de Instagram, en el que aseguró que el artista fue "el mejor actor" que había conocido.

I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. Michael was, and will likely forever remain, the best actor I've ever known. I wrote both #RedState and @tuskthemovie FOR Parks, I loved his acting so much. He was, hands-down, the most incredible thespian I ever had the pleasure to watch perform. And Parks brought out the absolute best in me every time he got near my set. From the moment I saw him steal the opening scene of #fromdusktildawn at an advance screening at the Sunset 5 back in the mid-90's, I said to @samosier "Could you imagine what it must be like to work with a Yoda of acting like that guy? I gotta write for him one day." It took me 15 years but my dream came true on Red State (for which Parks won Best Actor at the @sitgesfestival) and then again years later with #tusk. Only Michael Parks could have delivered the line "Is man indeed a walrus at heart?" and make it scary as fuck. My favorite memory of Michael is watching him and #johnnydepp act with and at each other, like a couple of dueling wizards, in their shared scene in Tusk. Parks was in Heaven that day, sharing the screen with another brilliant actor and creating an unforgettable performance. He elevated any flick or TV show he was in and elevated every director he ever acted for. I was so fucking blessed to have worked with this bonafide genius. But really, I was just lucky to have known him at all. My heart goes out to James (Michael's son), Oriana (Michael's wife), Quentin Tarantino (Michael's biggest fan) and any movie or music lover who was ever dazzled by the talents of Michael Parks. Farewell, old friend. I'll see you farther along... #KevinSmith #actor #genius #rip #walrusyes

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Nacido en la ciudad californiana de Corona, Parks comenzó su carrera profesional en el mundo de la televisión en series como "Then Came Bronson".

Su trayectoria estuvo marcada por papeles esporádicos y discretos para la pequeña y la gran pantalla hasta que en los años 90 y la primera década de este siglo los directores Robert Rodríguez, Quentin Tarantino y Kevin Smith lo rescataron para el público general.

De esta manera, Parks apareció en las películas "From Dusk Till Dawn" (1996), "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" (2003), "Kill Bill: Vol. 2" (2004), "Grindhouse" (2007), "Death Proof" (2007), "Planet Terror" (2007), "Red State" (2011), "Django Unchained" (2012) y "Tusk" (2014).

Gracias a su interpretación en "Red State" de Kevin Smith, Parks ganó el premio al mejor actor en el Festival de Cine Fantástico de Sitges (España) en 2011.

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