John Mahoney’s underrated gems

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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