Powers Boothe made bad guys look good pass way 68

Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV’s “Deadwood,” and in the movies “Tombstone,” ”Sin City” and “The Avengers,” has died.

Jun 01, 1948 – May 14, 2017 (age 68)

Mr. Boothe lent his burly frame and Texas drawl to numerous TV series beginning in the late 1970s. In addition to the acclaimed HBO series “Deadwood,” he was seen on shows including “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Nashville” and “24,” on which he played the vice president of the United States. Among the movies in which he appeared were “Red Dawn” (1984), “Marvel’s The Avengers” (2012) and Oliver Stone’s “Nixon” (1995), in which he played Alexander Haig.

He won an Emmy in 1980 for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or special for his performance as the leader of the Jonestown cult in the mini-series “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.”

Boothe portrayed Philip Marlowe in a TV series based on Raymond Chandler’s short stories for HBO in the 1980s. He appeared in such films as Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest and Extreme Prejudice, as well as the HBO films Into the Homeland and By Dawn’s Early Light. Additionally, he appeared in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family of Spies, in which he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker. Boothe portrayed Curly Bill Brocius in the hit 1993 Western Tombstone, the disloyal senior Army officer in Blue Sky (opposite Jessica Lange’s Oscar-winning performance), and the sinister lead terrorist in Sudden Death. He was also part of the large ensemble casts for Oliver Stone’s Nixon (as Chief of Staff Alexander Haig) and U Turn (as the town sheriff).

In 2001, he starred as Flavius Aëtius, the Roman general in charge of stopping the Hun invasion in the made-for-TV miniseries Attila. Boothe played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood, and the seedy Senator Roark in the motion picture Sin City (2005), as well as its sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). He is the voice of one of the characters in the 2005 video game Area 51 and of Gorilla Grodd, the hyper-intelligent telepathic supervillain in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. He voiced the villain, Kane, in the 2008 video game Turok.

He was a special guest star on 24, where he played Vice President Noah Daniels. He returned in the prequel to the seventh season, 24: Redemption. Just after taking the role as acting President, Boothe is seen exiting Air Force Two with F-15s in the background. Boothe played a downed F-15 pilot in Red Dawn. In March 2008, he narrated a television campaign ad for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign.[3] He maintained a private art collection which includes Western paintings of his friend and fellow actor Buck Taylor.

In 2012, Boothe appeared in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers in a secretive role as a shadowy governmental superior to S.H.I.E.L.D. In 2015-16, he reprised the role, now named Gideon Malick, in ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Boothe appeared in the 2012 miniseries Hatfields & McCoys as Judge Valentine “Wall” Hatfield. Boothe was also cast as Lamar Wyatt in the ABC musical drama series Nashville.

Boothe also lent his voice to Hitman: Absolution, a 2012 video game developed by IO Interactive, voicing the character of Benjamin Travis

                                                         Film

Year Film Role
1977 The Goodbye Girl Richard III Cast
1980 Cruising Hankie Salesman
1980 The Cold Eye (My Darling, Be Careful)
1981 Southern Comfort Hardin
1984 A Breed Apart Mike Walker
1984 Red Dawn Lt. Col. Andrew ‘Andy’ Tanner
1985 The Emerald Forest Bill Markham
1987 Extreme Prejudice Cash Bailey
1988 Sapphire Man Ryan
1989 Stalingrad General Vasily Chuikov
1992 Rapid Fire Mace Ryan
1993 Tombstone Curly Bill Brocius
1994 Blue Sky Vince Johnson
1995 Mutant Species Frost
1995 Sudden Death Joshua Foss
1995 Nixon Alexander Haig  
1997 Con Air Officer at Leaving Ceremony (voice)
1997 U Turn Sheriff Potter
2000 Men of Honor Captain Pullman
2001 Frailty FBI Agent Wesley Doyle
2005 Sin City Senator Roark
2006 Superman: Brainiac Attacks Lex Luthor (voice)
2007 The Final Season Jim Van Scoyoc
2008 Edison and Leo George T. Edison (voice)
2010 MacGruber Col. Jim Faith
2011 Guns, Girls and Gambling The Rancher
2012 The Avengers Gideon Malick
2013 Straight A’s Father
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Senator Roark

                                              Television

Year Title Role
1980 Skag Whalen
1980 The Plutonium Incident Dick Hawkins
\1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Jim Jones
1980 A Cry for Love Tony Bonnell
1983–1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Philip Marlowe
1987 Into the Homeland Jackson Swallow
1990 Family of Spies John A. Walker Jr.
1990 By Dawn’s Early Light Cassidy
1992 National Geographic: Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas Narrator
1992 Wild Card Preacher
1993 Marked for Murder Mace ‘Sandman’ Moutron
1994 Web of Deception Dr. Philip Benesch
1996 Dalva Sam
1997 True Women Bartlett McClure
1998 The Spree Det. Bram Hatcher
1999 Joan of Arc Jacques d’Arc
1999 A Crime of Passion Dr. Ben Pierce
2001 Attila Flavius Aetius
2003 Second Nature Kelton Reed
2002–2003 Justice League Gorilla Grodd (voice)
2004–2006 Deadwood Cy Tolliver
2005–2006 Justice League Unlimited Gorilla Grodd / Red Tornado (voice)
2006 National Geographic: Lions v. Hyenas Narrator
2007 24 Vice President Noah Daniels
2008 24: Redemption President Noah Daniels
2009 Ben 10: Alien Force Sunder (voice)
2010 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Sunder (voice)
2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Dead Justice (voice)
2011 The Looney Tunes Show Leslie Hunt (voice)
2012 Hatfields & McCoys Judge Valentine ‘Wall’ Hatfield
2012–2014 Nashville Lamar Wyatt
2015–2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gideon Malick
2015 Moonbeam City Eo Jaxxon (voice)

 

                                          Video games

Year Film Role
2005 Area 51 Major Bridges (voice)
2008 Turok Roland Kane (voice)
2010 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Sunder (voice)
2012 Hitman: Absolution Benjamin Travis (voice)

Powers Boothe  Movies  Quotes

Curly Bill Brocius:

Hey Johnny, what did that Mexican mean by a sick horse is going to get us?

Johnny Ringo:

He was quoting the Bible, Revelations. “Behold the pale horse”. The man who “sat on him was Death… and Hell followed with him”.

Curly Bill Brocius:

[takes a bill with Wyatt’s signature from a customer and throws it on the faro table]

Wyatt Earp, huh? I heard of you.

Ike Clanton:

Listen, Mr. Kansas Law Dog. Law don’t go around here. Savvy?

Wyatt Earp:

I’m retired.

Curly Bill Brocius:

Good. That’s real good.

Ike Clanton:

Yeah, that’s good, Mr. Law Dog, ’cause law don’t go around here.

Wyatt Earp:

I heard you the first time.[flips a card]

Winner to the King, five hundred dollars.

Curly Bill Brocius:

Shut up, Ike.

Johnny Ringo:

[Ringo steps up to Doc]

And you must be Doc Holliday.

Doc Holliday:

That’s the rumor.

Johnny Ringo:

You retired too?

Doc Holliday:

Not me. I’m in my prime.

Johnny Ringo:

Yeah, you look it.

Doc Holliday:

And you must be Ringo. Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darling? Should I hate him?[128]:You don’t even know him.

Doc Holliday:

Yes, but there’s just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don’t know, reminds me of… me. No. I’m sure of it, I hate him.

Wyatt Earp:

[to Ringo] He’s drunk.

Doc Holliday:

In vino veritas. [“In wine is truth” meaning: “When I’m drinking, I speak my mind”]

Johnny Ringo:

Age quod agis. [“Do what you do” meaning: “Do what you do best”]

Doc Holliday:

Credat Judaeus apella, non ego.[“The Jew Apella may believe it, not I” meaning: “I don’t believe drinking is what I do best.”]

Johnny Ringo:

[pats his gun]

Eventus stultorum magister.[“Events are the teachers of fools” meaning: “Fools have to learn by experience”]

Doc Holliday:

[gives a Cheshire cat smile]

In pace requiescat.[“Rest in peace” meaning: “It’s your funeral!”][130]:Come on boys. We don’t want any trouble in here. Not in any language.

Doc Holliday:

Evidently Mr. Ringo’s an educated man. Now I really hate him.

Mexican Groom:

[to the Cowboys, who have just shot him in the knee]

You go hell!

Curly Bill Brocius:

You first.[shoots]

[while watching a play in which Faust sells his soul to the Devil]

Curly Bill Brocius:

You know what I’d do? I’d take that deal ‘n’ crawfish, then drill that ol’ Devil in the ass. What about you Juanito, what would you do?

Johnny Ringo:

I already did it.

Wyatt Earp:

I just want you to know it’s over between us.

Curly Bill Brocius:

Well… bye.

Johnny Ringo:

Smell that, Bill? Smells like someone died.

Curly Bill Brocius:

[after a vicious gunfight with the Mexican police]

Looks like we win.

 Powers Boothe Quotes
The first 10 years I was a professional actor, I did Shakespeare.

Powers Boothe
Years, Actors, Firsts
  • I wanted to be in The Emerald Forest. I chased that one for six months before it all came about. I wanted to work with John Boorman!

    Powers Boothe
    Six Months, Emeralds, Forests
  • I think Im pretty politically informed, and I find myself watching Senate hearings on C-SPAN.

    Powers Boothe
    Thinking, Hearing, Senate
  • Before I accept a job, I always talk to folks about it. Why does he kill these 22 people? If they say, What difference does it make? I know we have nothing more to talk about. A character has to be three-dimensional.

    Powers Boothe
    Jobs, Character, Differences
    I’ve been fortunate in my career to have the opportunity to pick and choose the parts I play. I’ve also been lucky to always be involved with quality actors, quality directors, quality writers.
    Powers Boothe
    Opportunity, Quality, Career
    When I first came to Hollywood, I played about as many guys who save the day and get the girl as I played heavies. It’s just that heavies are more interesting and last in people’s minds.
    Powers Boothe
    Day, Girl, People
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