Kendra Steiner Editions

June 8, 2008

R.I.P. John Phillip Law (1937-2008)

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 1:44 pm

John Phillip Law was and is one of my favorite actors, starring in many legendary films and always making a strong impression. Also, from what I’ve heard from those who’d met him, he was a kind and thoughtful man. Mr. Law passed away in May 2008, although I just heard about it today.

Think of some of the classic films in which he starred:

DEATH RIDES A HORSE

BARBARELLA

SKIDOO

DANGER: DIABOLIK

THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD

THE LAST MOVIE

BLOOD DELIRIUM

CQ

OPEN SEASON

 

and many others. He worked extensively in Europe and in American independent cinema and worked with directors such as Mario Bava, Dennis Hopper, Otto Preminger, Roger Vadim, Roman Coppola, Giulio Petroni, and Peter Collinson (who used him 3 times in quick succession in the 70s). He also did a stint on daytime TV’s THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in the late 1990’s. Just a week before his passing he appeared at the L.A. Silent Movie Theatre for a screening of THE LAST MOVIE featuring director-star Dennis Hopper. Characteristically, he stayed in the audience unannounced until he asked a question during the Q&A period. Footage of this “reunion” with Hopper can be seen on You Tube. He is a man I’ve always admired, though I never had the privilege of meeting him. God bless you, Mr. Law.

Check out the following trailer for JPL in his prime:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p17i0CoHBUU

 

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