Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dom DeLuise - Comic Icon

Dom Deluise passed away today at the age of 75. He starred in some of my all-time favorite comedies. Although Dom could always bring the funny, my favorite has always been 1980 film "Fatso." If you've never seen this gem of a film, now is the perfect time to take a look at one of his best performances. This film was written and directed by Anne Bancroft, who also co-stars as Dom's sister. This movie is funny, but it's the tender side of Dom -as a character struggling with his weight issues- that makes you see some serious acting chops. Dom is giving the raw, close to home performance that Mickey Rourke would give 28 years later in "The Wrestler!" Treat yourself and rent this today.
We love you Dom!

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