Wilford Brimley - The Virtuoso Actor - September 27, 1934 – August 1, 2020Saturday, August 01, 2020
The Stone Boy is a 1984 American drama film directed by Christopher Cain and starring Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Glenn Close, Wilford Brimley, Linda Hamilton, Dean Cain and Jason Presson. It is based on the 1957 short story "The Stone Boy" by American author Gina Berriault.
For me it is a mystery why when actors die they are remembered for obvious films. Thus Wilfred Brimley’s death was accompanied by accolades to his performance in Cocoon.
For me The Stone Boy is one of the finest films I have ever seen. A lot of the action happens in a kitchen and to watch Brimley, Close and Duvall is a performance that I like to label as virtuoso.
Of my moments facing Brimley with my camera in the early 90s, with my receding memory I remember little. But I do remember him saying something like this,”Robert Duvall is our contemporary Spencer Tracy.”