Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Brad Dourif

Mar. 18, 2011
Dear Brad Dourif,
I was just watching “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” the other night. Your portrayal of the character Billy Bibbit almost brought tears to my eyes. Billy Bibbit--the shy, tormented, young man with a terrible stutter. That role earned you a Golden Globe Award, for Best Acting Debut. You were also nominated for an Academy Award for the same role. Amazing!
You have to be one of the hardest working characters in Hollywood. You’re 61 years old today and have worked in 140 films!  Known for your wild eyes and distinctive voice, most of your films have been of the horror genre. You were the perfect actor to portray Grima Wormtongue in “Lord of the Rings: The Twin Towers.”  And you did the voice of Chucky in all the “Child’s Play” movies. Your voice is even in many video games.
If I were to say, “Isn’t Brad Dourif one of the best actors?” people would look at me and say “Who?” It’s true, not many people know you by name, but I’m sure they’ve seen you in lots of films and television, however they don’t even realize it’s you!
You’re a “working actor,” which can be hard to do in Hollywood these days. Keep it up!
Happy 61st birthday!
Regards, Mrs Love

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