LOS ANGELES – 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. 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
|1977||The Goodbye Girl||Richard III Cast|
|1980||The Cold Eye (My Darling, Be Careful)|
|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|
|1989||Stalingrad||General Vasily Chuikov|
|1992||Rapid Fire||Mace Ryan|
|1993||Tombstone||Curly Bill Brocius|
|1994||Blue Sky||Vince Johnson|
|1995||Sudden Death||Joshua Foss|
|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|
|2014||Sin City: A Dame to Kill For||Senator Roark|
|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|
|1993||Marked for Murder||Mace ‘Sandman’ Moutron|
|1994||Web of Deception||Dr. Philip Benesch|
|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|
|2003||Second Nature||Kelton Reed|
|2002–2003||Justice League||Gorilla Grodd (voice)|
|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|
|2015–2016||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Gideon Malick|
|2015||Moonbeam City||Eo Jaxxon (voice)|
|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
Hey Johnny, what did that Mexican mean by a sick horse is going to get us?
He was quoting the Bible, Revelations. “Behold the pale horse”. The man who “sat on him was Death… and Hell followed with him”.
[takes a bill with Wyatt’s signature from a customer and throws it on the faro table]
Wyatt Earp, huh? I heard of you.
Listen, Mr. Kansas Law Dog. Law don’t go around here. Savvy?
Good. That’s real good.
Yeah, that’s good, Mr. Law Dog, ’cause law don’t go around here.
I heard you the first time.[flips a card]
Winner to the King, five hundred dollars.
Shut up, Ike.
[Ringo steps up to Doc]
And you must be Doc Holliday.
That’s the rumor.
You retired too?
Not me. I’m in my prime.
Yeah, you look it.
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?:You don’t even know him.
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.
[to Ringo] He’s drunk.
In vino veritas. [“In wine is truth” meaning: “When I’m drinking, I speak my mind”]
Age quod agis. [“Do what you do” meaning: “Do what you do best”]
Credat Judaeus apella, non ego.[“The Jew Apella may believe it, not I” meaning: “I don’t believe drinking is what I do best.”]
[pats his gun]
Eventus stultorum magister.[“Events are the teachers of fools” meaning: “Fools have to learn by experience”]
[gives a Cheshire cat smile]
In pace requiescat.[“Rest in peace” meaning: “It’s your funeral!”]:Come on boys. We don’t want any trouble in here. Not in any language.
Evidently Mr. Ringo’s an educated man. Now I really hate him.
[to the Cowboys, who have just shot him in the knee]
You go hell!
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?
I already did it.
I just want you to know it’s over between us.
Smell that, Bill? Smells like someone died.
[after a vicious gunfight with the Mexican police]
Looks like we win.
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!
I think Im pretty politically informed, and I find myself watching Senate hearings on C-SPAN.
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.