Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

You've Seen Him


                    You've seen him I know. He's the guy who stands there, or sits in a scene, and never says anything. If you need five tough guys to sit in a car waiting to blast somebody coming out of the building, he's one of the five guys in the car. If some criminals are waiting to be tried by a judge in a courtroom scene, he's waiting to be tried and he always looks guilty. He stands by elevators, he eats lunch in restaurants. In westerns he is the guy at the end of the bar drinking rye. Once in a while he carries the rope at a lynching.

Charles Willeford
The Woman Chaser
1960

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