Slow tv night, we pulled up Monuments Men to watch in lieu of a baseball game....anybody else a Bob Balaban fan? Discuss his other roles from Miami Vice to Gosford Park and......as with other times I’m sure I’ll pickup some more viewing suggestions.
I never thought of Balaban as someone who'd have fans, more of a character actor. I see him in something and I think Russell Dalrymple from "Seinfeld". I'll give him credit for being, well, kinda brave to basically start his big screen career with his "Midnight Cowboy" role.
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Close Encounters is the role I always think of when I see him.
Followed by 2010.
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The only thing I really remember him from is Absence Of Malice. I enjoyed seeing him getting handing his walking papers at the end. Not a likeable character at all, but he did a good job of it.
Great in Best in Show.
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Anyone remember him in Altered States?
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He's a guy you always like to see in a movie. He always turns in a good, solid performance as a character actor.
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My favorite roles of his is probably Thora Birch's dad in Ghost World and his appearance in Wes Anderson movies like Moonrise Kingdom and Grand Budapest Hotel.
Absense of Malice was the one I remember
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Gosford Park. He more than held his own when you consider some of the real heavyweights in that cast.
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I like him in the 1989 film Dead Bang as the hapless Parole Officer.
Yes, Altered States. I re-watched it recently and enjoyed his work in it.
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