Rip Torn Overview:

Actor, Rip Torn, was born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. on Feb 6, 1931 in Temple, TX. Torn died at the age of 88 on Jul 9, 2019 in Lakeville, CT .



Although Torn was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1983Best Supporting ActorCross Creek (1983)Marsh TurnerNominated

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Rip Torn Quotes:

Joe: ...You're all tripped out. Speed freaks. You're screwy, Baby! Ever see the inside of a 24-hour cold capsule? That's what your chromosomes probably look like. If I knocked you up, you'd probably have a giraffe.

Joe: You stink, you smell! You screw everybody! You fuck everybody! Don't You ever bathe?

[Slade blackmails Shooter into cheating on his dealing so the Kid will beat Howard]
Shooter: Hey, why are you doing this? It can't be for money.
Slade: Yes, for my kind of money, gut money. I wanta to see that smug old bastard gutted. Gutted!
Shooter: Like he gutted you.
Slade: Yes, that's right, that's right!

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