I watched clips of the film on youtube and thought he did an outstanding job. The film was a bit corny because of its age, but in general I liked his acting. It's really sad he died in the 9/11 attack.
Thoughts on Anthony Perkins from "Psycho"?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/26/2013|
"It's really sad he died in the 9/11 attack."
No he didn't. His wife did. He died of AIDS-related complications on September 12, 1992.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/22/2013|
Tony Perkins was long gone by 9/11.
His WIFE, Berry Berenson, died on 9/11 - she was in one of the planes that hit the WTC.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/22/2013|
He was actually very modern in this film, a proto-hipster. Compare him to the stand-up, uptight, stagey John Gavin. Affable through calculation, skinny, sociopathic - a young male archetype of the current moment, that Norman.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/22/2013|
Brilliant performance, he should have been nominated for an Oscar. But if the AMPAS didn't appreciate Hitchcock himself, they certainly weren't going to give any of his actors a gong.
Perkins had been known as a puppy-eyed male ingénue before "Psycho". Audiences must have been shocked, to realize what Norman Bates was really like.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/22/2013|
It was probably considered good for its time, but there is nothing interesting or involving about that performance now. Very 1960.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/22/2013|
The best moment is the expression in his eyes at the end of the movie. For me, it makes the whole movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/22/2013|
He was so messed up in real life, though. There was a blurred line between Perkins and Norman Bates (minus the murder part) big time. I never found him the least bit sexy, only sad and a little creepy. Which I think he was.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/22/2013|
Really creepy in Mahogany also. If you have seen in, check it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/22/2013|
You watched clips of Psycho on youtube? You found it corny because of its age?
Can you think and chew gum at the same time?
This had better be a troll post.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/22/2013|
Did you know that Vera Miles is still alive?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/22/2013|
She changed her name to Sylvia.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/22/2013|
Anthony and Berrie were not together at the time of his death. They had a horrible fight in front of Jasmine Guy's house and broke up.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/22/2013|
He was fantasic in Pretty Poison, as was the super creepy Tuesday Weld. (Look for Beverly Garland as her tough, cynical mother.)
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/22/2013|
R4, Janet Leigh was nominated for an Oscar for Psycho as supporting actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/22/2013|
[quote] Did you know that Vera Miles is still alive?
And so is John Gavin.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/22/2013|
OP is a real dipshit!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/22/2013|
Were there ever naked pictures?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/22/2013|
" But if the AMPAS didn't appreciate Hitchcock himself, they certainly weren't going to give any of his actors a gong."
Oh, R4, do try to keep up with the facts.
Hitchcock was nominated for Best Director for Psycho and Janet Leigh was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/22/2013|
I watched Psycho again for the first time in years. I had forgotten how sexy Anthony Perkins could be, even in that role. Perkins very much deserved an Academy Award nomination.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/22/2013|
[R10],"Very sad about Berry. She was Marisa Berenson's sister. Her uncle Bernard was a famous artist who hid in Nazi-occupied Florence during WWII."
Bernard Berenson, (1865-1959), the famous American art historian, was distantly related to Marisa and Berry Berenson who were the daughters of his second cousin, Robert. He lived in Italy the majority of his life. Although he was barely tolerated by the Fascist and German authorities, during World War II, he remained at his villa "I Tatti," located in Settignano near Florence.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/22/2013|
And Berry's grandmother was Elsa Schiaparelli who invented 1930s fashion.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/22/2013|
Was Joan Fontaine the only actor to win an Oscar for a Hitchcock film (Suspicion)?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/22/2013|
R24, I believe so. Incidentally, "Rebecca" was the only Hitchcock film to receive the Oscar for best picture.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/23/2013|
Anthony Perkins and Roddy McDowall invited my brother and another young busboy from a well known nightclub back to a hotel party in the early eighties.
My brother was stupid enough to go. He is straight and was then 19 and beautiful. It turned out to be a small gathering, intimate. McDowall was okay when the boys refused his advances but Perkins was far more forceful and angry. It took a lot more than cab fare and blow to settle the score.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/23/2013|
Anthony Perkins did "Damn Yankees" for a week at a summer tent theater close by near Boston around the time of "Psycho." Cute and sexy on stage, demanding off-stage, and he was at the high point of his career. So I am not surprised that he would be as asshole when he was not nearly so popular and attractive years later.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/23/2013|
In Tab Hunter's autobiography he talks about a film he desperately wanted to do called Fear Strikes Out, about the emotionally disabled pro baseball player Jimmy Piersall. I think he may have even done a TV film of it. Or perhaps he just went in for several auditions. In any case, Tony Perkins got the role in the feature film and it was the straw that broke the camel's back of their relationship.
But, of course, Tab did star as a baseball player in the film of Damn Yankees, one of is few A-list projects.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/23/2013|
R11 Vera is still alive , and like so many of her contemporaries, ended up in the Palm Springs area (Vera's in Palm Desert). Others who have done the same, are Eleanor Parker, and the gone Alice Faye, Ginger Rogers, Loretta Young, Jane Wyman, Betty Hutton, and many others.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/23/2013|
What is it about Palm Springs that attracts all the old Hollywood glamour girls? Is their something in the dry air that's good for their complexions?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/23/2013|
[quote]It's really sad he died in the 9/11 attack.
He died in the Oklahoma City bombing.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/23/2013|
Anthony Perkins had a summer home in Truro, MA, along Cape Cod by Provincetown. He used to pay hustlers to break into his house, tie him up and rape him. He liked it that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/23/2013|
R29 Loretta Young's last home, her famous 'round house', in Palm Springs, is for sale : 1075 Manzanita Ave., PS
It's really old Hollywood - Sold for $630,000 after she died here in 2000( her last husband , famed designer Jean Louis, passed away here too, in '97). It's $1,200,000 now. Pretty awesome.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/26/2013|
Perkin's was really brilliant in "Psycho" . His scene with Janet Leigh, eating sandwiches, is stunning. He captured 'nut case' better than any actor I can think of .
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/26/2013|