John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 2

Ten performances by Tim Curry:

  1. Dr. Frank N. Furter in the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the original Broadway production of Amadeus, 1981
  3. Narrator of the all thirteen Series of Unfortunate Events audio books, 200?
  4. The voice of Dr. Doom in the animated television series Fantastic Four, 1994-95
  5. Herkermer Homolka in the movie Congo, 1995
  6. The Pirate King in a London stage production of The Pirates of Penzance, 1979
  7. Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the television miniseries It, 1991
  8. Wadsworth the Butler in the movie Clue, 1985
  9. Stratos, God of the Air, in the video game Sacrifice, 2000
  10. The voice of the Mouse King in the Direct-to-DVD movie Barbie in The Nutcracker, 2001

Today's list is for spidey_88, who wanted to see Pennywise the Dancing Clown mentioned in a list.

I have to admit that I am not a big fan of Tim Curry. I don't shun him, and I can't say that he's ever ruined an otherwise enjoyable movie for me, but he'd rarely be my first choice for any role. I wonder, though, if I might enjoy his work more on stage. The flamboyant overacting I often see in his screen work might be better suited for the stage. Besides, they don't give out Tony Award nominations to just anyone, and he has three (one for Best Actor in a Play for Amadeus, and two for Best Actor in a Musical for My Favorite Year and Monty Python's Spamalot!) to his credit.

As for the role which inspired this list, I've never seen it. I have, however, seen Barbie in The Nutcracker. I can't imagine It was any scarier.


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