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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happy Birthday, Tim Curry!

Today, we're celebrating the 66th birthday of actor Tim Curry. A veteran with his name on over 200 hundred titles, Curry started his acting career in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a string of roles in made-for-TV movies and television series. It wasn't his starring role in the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show that Tim truly started to make a name for himself. From there, he managed to secure roles in such fare as 1982's Annie, 1985's Legend, 1985's Clue and 1990's The Hunt for Red October. At the same time, Curry offered his vocal talents to a number of TV shows as well as feature films, including a starring role in 1992's FernGully: The Last Rainforest. He has worked consistently throughout the 1990s and 2000s, both on and off the screen. Most recently, audiences have seen him in the 2010 film Burke and Hare, and we'll next see him in a number of 2012 releases including Gingerclown, Ribbit and Glide. And so, to celebrate his birthday, I've compiled a list of my five favorite of Curry's performances from over the years, and I've managed to secure clips from each. I hope you enjoy them! Once again, happy birthday Tim!

5. Rooster Hannigan
Annie (1982)


4. Long John Silver
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)


3. Pennywise
It (1990)


2. Wadsworth
Clue (1985)


1. Dr. Frank-N-Furter
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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