You might not know his identify, however you undoubtedly know his face and his work. Philip Baker Corridor was a prolific actor within the twin worlds of movie and tv for many years. Amongst his many credit, he made quite a few appearances in Paul Thomas Anderson motion pictures and had one of many all-time nice visitor appearances on Seinfeld. Sadly, Corridor died on Sunday. He was 90 years previous.
In keeping with his daughter (by way of the New York Times) the reason for dying was problems of emphysema.
Corridor appeared in additional than 80 motion pictures and 200 tv exhibits by way of the years, however he didn’t make his first movie till he was virtually 40. Born in Ohio in 1931, he served within the Military as a translator and dreamed of turning into an actor. Initially, although, he pursued a profession in instructing. Finally, he switched again to his old flame.
In his early years, he largely labored on the stage. On of his best-known theatrical roles additionally grew to become one in every of his signature performances onscreen: Secret Honor, a one-man present and later movie directed by Robert Altman in regards to the remaining evening within the lifetime of disgraced former President Richard Nixon. Corridor’s efficiency because the manic, delusional Nixon is sensational.
By the late Nineteen Seventies, Corridor was a fixture on tv, engaged on sequence starting from M*A*S*H, to Quincy, to T.J. Hooker to Household Ties. His most well-known TV look might be his visitor spot on Seinfeld the place he performed the appropriately named Bookman, a library cop on the path of a lacking guide that Jerry swears he returned years earlier. In an unimaginable scene, Corridor delivers a rapid-fire monologue about why he’s so enthusiastic about lacking library books.
Following Secret Honor, Corridor additionally started working usually in motion pictures, usually in supporting roles that forged him because the rumpled but ruthless cop or criminal. In his later years, he grew to become a fixture within the repertory firm of director Paul Thomas Anderson. Corridor starred within the lead function in Anderson’s first function, a tragic character examine known as Onerous Eight, the place he performed an previous skilled gambler named Sydney who takes a younger drifter (performed by John C. Reilly) underneath his wing.
Within the ’90s and ’2000s, Corridor appeared in movies like The Gifted Mr. Ripley, Magnolia, Dogville, Bruce Almighty, and Zodiac, and exhibits like The West Wing, Everwood, Monk, Large Love, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He labored steadily proper up till his remaining few years.
Corridor is survived by his spouse 4 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and an in depth and spectacular physique of labor. In case you’ve by no means seen Secret Honor or Onerous Eight, go watch them and see a grasp of his craft.
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