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: Jane Fonda and Sizzle in Sunday in New York (1963)

By KC on Jul 28, 2020 From Classic Movies

Sunday in New York (1963) is full of men deeply and ridiculously occupied with preserving the virtue of one woman. You could say it’s of its time, though that’s not entirely true. The elements of the film that haven’t aged well are much less cringe worthy because of a well-matched ... Read full article


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


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Rod Taylor Quotes:

Maj. Walter Gerber: Don't feel badly. Even Dillinger couldn't break out of here!


Mitch Brenner: I'd like to see you. Maybe we could go swimming or something. Mother tells me you like to swim.
Melanie Daniels: How does Mother know what I like to do?
Mitch Brenner: I guess we read the same gossip columns.


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?


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Rod Taylor Facts
His second wife Mary Hilem died in May 2009.

Father: William Sturt Taylor; Mother: Mona Stewart

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.

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