John Mahoney’s underrated gems


Sadly, two-time Golden Globe nominee John Mahoney died Sunday. He was 77.

His publicist Paul Martino confirmed the news to the Hollywood Reporter.

The actor — who was also a Tony award winner — was best known for playing the cantankerous father on hit sitcom Frasier.

But he definitely enjoyed a number of tasteful, impressive film roles that will only add to his legacy.

Here are a few of his best roles…..

Tin Men (1987)


He starred alongside Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito and Elisabeth Hershey in Tin Man, from director Barry Levinson.

A car accident causes two aluminum salesmen to cross paths and wage war in this film, set in 1963.


Flipped (2010)


Mahoney is endearing and lovable in this underappreciated Rob Reiner film.

He stars as grandfather to a whimsical young girl named Juli as she comes of age and begins to fall for her first love, neighbour boy Bryce.

This is a romantic, wonderful gem of a film that passed everyone by. Good thing jovial John Mahoney took a chance on it.


Moonstruck (1987)


This is one of Nicolas Cage’s (only) good films, and with Cher on-board and Mahoney’s comical and depressing turn, it’s one you can’t miss.


For more Mahoney highlights, check out Frantic, Eight Men Out, and Barton Fink.

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