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Character actor Philip Baker Hall

Hot granddaddy who played the private investigator in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and countless other roles. He also starred with Gwyneth in "Hard Eight."

by Anonymousreply 802/11/2013

He's Bookman from Seinfeld. He's also in Boogie Nights.

by Anonymousreply 102/11/2013

Gwyneth played a down on her luck hooker in "Hard Eight."

by Anonymousreply 202/11/2013

LOVE him as "The Colonel" in Boogie Nights!

by Anonymousreply 302/11/2013

Personally, I love him as Charles Busch's constipated husband in Die Mommy Die!

by Anonymousreply 402/11/2013

Also great as Jimmy Gator in Magnolia.

by Anonymousreply 502/11/2013

His acting style is naturalistic but he'd be very dull if he played the lead.

by Anonymousreply 602/11/2013

Hugely talented, he worked in 2 (I think) Paul Thomas Anderson movies (Hard Eight and Magnolia) and he was absolutely mesmerizing.

by Anonymousreply 702/11/2013

R6

He was the lead in Hard Eight and I could not take my eyes off him. Very charismatic character actor!

Hard Eight is one of those hidden gems movies from PTA - great great movie, if you like character driven stories. Goopy, John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson were in it too and they were all AMAZING!

by Anonymousreply 802/11/2013
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