Mr. Paul Scofield Dies

Paul ScofieldWe learn that well known British thespian Paul Scofield has passed today, the sombre news was discovered in the caves of yahoo:

Paul Scofield, the towering British stage actor who won international fame and an Academy Award for the film “A Man for All Seasons,” has died. He was 86. Scofield died Wednesday in a hospital near his home in southern England, agent Rosalind Chatto said. He had been suffering from leukemia.

Scofield was an unusual star — a family man who lived almost his entire life within a few miles of his birthplace and hurried home after work to his wife and children. He didn’t seek the spotlight, gave interviews sparingly, and at times seemed to need coaxing to venture out, even onto the stage he loved. Scofield reportedly had been offered a knighthood, but declined. “It is just not an aspect of life that I would want,” he once said. “If you want a title, what’s wrong with Mr.?”

A man that declines knighthood, is a man that deserves to be king. I must admit, I am familiar with the face of Scofield, but have not seen many of his films. I should probably get around to seeing A Man For All Seasons, the film that gave Paul the Academy Award for Best Actor.

It is always sad to see people go, but 86 is a good run and may his story continue through friends, fans, and family. What’s wrong with mister indeed.

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  1. “A Man for all Seasons” was the first ‘heavyweight’ film my mother ever took me to. Sadly, his passing moves me to search it out for an adult viewing of the film that pretty much defined him. Condlence to his friends and family.

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