I’m really getting quite distressed waking to such sad news this month. No matter what film he was in, you always enjoyed the performance. Alan Rickman was a treasure that kept on giving, and we were richer every time he came on stage.
My good friend John Kenneth Muir wrote a wonderful tribute to the man who redefined a role with his mere presence and extraordinary performance:
“In a sense, Rickman redefined the action movie villain with this trademark role. Gruber was a fully developed bad guy Thanks in large part to Rickman’s efforts, Gruber revealed a sense of humor, rage, irritation and other recognizable human qualities at the same time that he exuded menace. Rickman’s Gruber was a perfect foil for John McClane, and the Die Hard franchise has yet to produce a villain (a villainous performance) that is of equal substance.”
Be sure read JKM’s tribute, and recall what made Alan Rickman so remarkable, and memorable.
I We will miss him greatly.