Wilford Brimley will not be down for his Quaker Oats this morning

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I always loved the Wilford Brimley parodies Don Imus did around the holidays.

RIP Mr. Brimley
 
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So, the movie cocoon is now 35 years old. Wilford Brimley and Brian Dennehy starred in that move. From a quick wiki check, Brian was 81 and Wilford was 85.

Now, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen that movie. But wasn’t Wilford playing the ‘on death’s door old person’ who desperately needed the cocoons. And Brian played the Charter boat captain?

My wife says over coffee this morning that she could have sworn Wilford died 20 years ago. I’m fairly certain the other old fogies in that movie died before 2000.

So, a little Mandela effect.

Anyways, Wilford Brimley looked like he was 85 years old for at least 50 years. In other words, Wilford was about 50 when he played in cocoon! And he was playing an 85 year old to perfection at that age!
 
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He was in Carpenter's The Thing that was mid to late 80s,he would have been In his 40s. I always liked him even though he played the old curmudgeon you knew he was a teddy bear underneath. RIP Mr Brimley
 

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Wishing him Godspeed & RIP


“It’s the right thing to do.”

...actually, if they ever decide to remove the quaker from the box, I propose they put him on it.

This morning’s breakfast tribute to Mr. Brimley.

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He was in Carpenter's The Thing that was mid to late 80s,he would have been In his 40s. I always liked him even though he played the old curmudgeon you knew he was a teddy bear underneath. RIP Mr Brimley
He was a Marine and a body guard among other things. RIP Sir. 🙏

Early life[edit]
Anthony Wilford Brimley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 27, 1934.[3][2] His father was a real estate broker.[4] Prior to his career in acting, he dropped out of high school to join the Marines, serving in the Aleutian Islands for three years. He also worked as a bodyguard for businessman Howard Hughes,[5] as well as a ranch hand, wrangler, and blacksmith.[3] He then began shoeing horses for film and television. At the behest of his close friend and fellow actor, Robert Duvall, he began acting in the 1960s as a riding extra and stunt man in Westerns.[6]
 

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He was a bodyguard for Howard Hughes? That must have been interesting.


He also had a role in The China Syndrome.
 

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He was a bodyguard for Howard Hughes? That must have been interesting.


He also had a role in The China Syndrome.
He had a line in that, that I always loved. After the accident excursion event, he and Jack Lemon's character are discussing the fallout (pun intended), and Lemon says, "What makes you think they're looking for a scapegoat?"

Brimley: "Tradition."
 
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