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Rod Taylor Overview:

Actor, Rod Taylor, was born Rodney Sturt Taylor on Jan 11, 1930 in Sydney, Australia. Taylor died at the age of 85 on Jan 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA .

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On Blu-ray: Doris Day and in The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

By KC on May 14, 2019 From Classic Movies

I wrote this review days before the legendary Doris Day passed on. It is in a way a tribute to her charm and talent, because every word I've ever written about her has been a tribute. She was the living embodiment of sunshine and so phenomenally talented. Produced in the last decade of Doris Day... Read full article


On Blu-ray: , Jim Brown and Yvette Mimieux in Dark of the Sun (1968)

By KC on Jan 9, 2019 From Classic Movies

It has long baffled me that was not a bigger star. A romantic, heroic figure with acting chops to boot, he was capable of handling any role and capturing a widespread audience. His performance in Dark of the Sun (1968) is one of his best, because it captures every facet of his persona, fr... Read full article


Review: “: Pulling No Punches” (2016)

on Aug 18, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood

In the 1950s, Hollywood was filled with suave and stylish stars like Cary Grant and William Holden, and the brooding method actors like Marlon Brando and James Dean. And then there was , who was in a class all his own. Hollywood?s top director, Alfred Hitchcock, cast him in ?The... Read full article


Warner Archive Blu-ray: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint and in 36 Hours (1964)

By KC on May 30, 2017 From Classic Movies

36 Hours is an unusual exploration of World War II era deception and intrigue, examining the vulnerability of its victims and the ruthlessness of those in power. It is a tense thriller, but with a substantial emotional core. The film is now available on Blu-ray from Warner Archive. James Garner is ... Read full article


Happy Birthday: !

By Dawn on Jan 11, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(11 January 1930), first American appearance bit role was in, The Catered Affair. His continued high profile support roles in major pictures such as, Giant(1956), Raintree County(1957) and Separate Tables (1958). Some of my favorite films are also some of Taylor's best-known films: The ... Read full article


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Rod Taylor Quotes:

Col. Stuart Valois: How many men have you killed?
Chuka: I stopped counting at sixteen.
Col. Stuart Valois: Were they fair fights? Mr. Chuka! Where they fair fights?
Chuka: Fifteen were fair.
Col. Stuart Valois: And what is fair to you, Mr. Chuka
Chuka: They were facing me. They had a chance at me.
Col. Stuart Valois: And the sixteenth?
Chuka: I shot him in the back of the head. But like the doctor here, I can't prove that he stuck a knife in me and was stealing my horse.


Melanie Daniels: Just what is it you're looking for, sir?
Mitch Brenner: Lovebirds.
Melanie Daniels: Lovebirds, sir?
Mitch Brenner: Yes. I understand there are different varieties. Is that true?
Melanie Daniels: Oh yes, there are.
Mitch Brenner: Well, uh, these are for my sister, for her birthday, see, and uh, as she's only gonna be eleven, I, I wouldn't want a pair of birds that were... too demonstrative.
Melanie Daniels: I understand completely.
Mitch Brenner: At the same time, I wouldn't want them to be too aloof, either.
Melanie Daniels: No, of course not.
Mitch Brenner: Do you happen to have a pair of birds that are... just friendly?


Pongo: As far as I could see, the old notion that a bachelor's life was so... glamorous and carefree was all nonsense. It was downright dull.


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Good friend of Tippi Hedren.

Taylor had completely retired from acting when Quentin Tarantino offered him the role of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Inglourious Basterds (2009). At first Taylor declined the part, suggesting that Tarantino should cast Albert Finney (who had played Churchill to great acclaim in The Gathering Storm (2002) (TV)), but eventually the director talked him into it.

Played Tarzan in an Australian children's radio serial in the early 1950s.

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