I recently watched a trailer for an abomination called Gingerclown 3D that stars Mr. Curry and I instantly felt horrible that an actor of his awesomeness is appearing in what looks to be the shittiest movie ever made. Then I got to thinking about all of the really great parts that Curry has played and not all of them were in equally great movies. The dude just has a talent for turning crap into gold which brings me to the list of my Top 5 Favorite Tim Curry Roles!
5. Herkermer Homolka from CONGO
Congo was a so bad it’s almost good movie bereft with a horrible storyline, wooden acting from actors who should have known better), and seriously cheap ass monkey suits but there was one gem amongst the dung and that was Tim curry’s Herkermer Homolka. Herkermer was a smarmy Romanian philanthropist who was obsessed with finding the lost city of Zinch and getting his grubby little hands on the city’s stash of diamonds. Curry whipped out a preposterous accent and put so much into his line readings (especially all the times he uttered “the city of Zinch” that I was amazed that any of the fake African scenery escaped unchewed.
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Love Tim Curry – Clue was my favourite movie as a kid. I had no idea he suffered a stroke. Hoping he continues to feel better & stronger.
He made an appearance at the Tony Awards a few weeks ago. It was nice to see him out and about but sad to see that he was in much worse shape than had been reported.