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Just found out that Alan Rickman passed away. He was also 69, like David Bowie. I'm not sure we can withstand two such losses in the same week.

I've loved everything I've ever seen Alan Rickman in. Some of my faves?

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Despite the problems with this movie, I still love it. And he was such an awesome Sheriff of Nottingham! All manic and sexy.

Galaxy Quest. Everyone in this movie was hilarious, but I especially loved his take on an actor burdened by that one iconic role he can never escape from. By Grabthar's Hammer, you will be avenged!

Harry Potter Movies. Did anyone do dour better? He played Severus so well, with hidden depths and that awesome 'I'm so done with you' facial expression.

Dogma. Metatron had no time for your nonsense! Alan Rickman played disgruntled so well, but he brought such heart to it too.

Die Hard. Hans. Bubbe. This is the first time I saw Alan Rickman in a film, and it was very memorable. He can really bring the menace, you know?

Alan Rickman will never be forgotten. And I kind of like the idea of him up there, somewhere, looking down at all of us with that one eyebrow cocked and shaking his head in disappointment.
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"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."


I just heard that Robin's spark went out today. He was only 63 years old. Mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, the Genie, Peter Pan, Batty Coda, Adrian Cronauer...he had so many memorable characters. And great range as an actor as well.

Something I read on IMDB pretty well sums up Robin's skill. During filming of Aladdin, he adlibbed 16 hours of Genie dialogue. He adlibbed so much that they weren't able to submit the screenplay during awards season. I don't know that there's anyone who could run off at the mouth like he could and be consistently smart and funny doing it.

He will be missed.
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I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Harold Ramis today. As a child of the 80s, he will forever be Ghostbuster Egon Spengler to me.

He was a comic genius, not just in movies like Stripes and Ghostbusters (which he also wrote), but also behind the camera. He directed Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation and Groundhog Day. He wrote the screenplay for Animal House.

Harold Ramis contributed so much to my childhood and he will definitely be missed. Time to get out the old movies and give them a view!

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