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I got to see him play Roy Cohn in the original production of Angels in America after Ron Leibman left. The guy is brilliant!

Posted by Darrell | October 24, 2006 10:56 AM

I read somewhere, I think the New Yorker (this is obviously a hazy remembrance), that implied Abraham was always in character. Like he rode the subway, with his Oscar in a paper bag he was carrying.

I mean, yeah, I liked Amadeus, but theater people, in my opinion, are weird in 'real' life.

Posted by Bonehead's Girlfriend | October 24, 2006 11:34 AM

For some reason I thought he was dead already.

Posted by Dr Chim Richalds | October 24, 2006 11:51 AM

We're not "weird", BH's GF, just a bit neurotic and occasionally self-obsessed.

And my birthday is in a week. If anyone sends me this video greeting, they will be "Limbaughed" by a horde of laughing school children wielding pointy sticks.

Posted by COMTE | October 24, 2006 12:49 PM

I know Mr. Abraham is a brilliant actor whom we all love. But for me, I didn't "get" him until I saw his stunning performance as the evil scientist in the film Species. The way he tortured that supermodel alien chick was totally engrossing. He really held his own with an all-star cast that included Michael Madsen, Forest Whitaker, and CSI's Marg Helgenberger. It was unfortunate that his character was killed off in the first movie, because I would've loved to see him in Species 2 and Species 3. Happy Birthday to one of our nation's treasures.

Posted by Lark Hawk | October 24, 2006 12:56 PM

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