Thursday, May 15, 2008

John Philip Law (R.I.P.)

John Philip Law, star of some of the greatest genre films ever of the 60’s and 70’s, including Danger: Diabolik, Barbarella, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad and more, has passed away of undisclosed causes.

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Kudos to The Eye for scooping this crummy news to me first.

7 comments:

Chuck Wells said...

Sad to hear of his passing, but as an actor Law was always ajust a bit .... off, to me. Hard to put my finger on what it was about him.

He just played his roles sorta like he himself was outta left field or something.

Anonymous said...

But you got to admit he was totally cool as DIABOLIK. I once wrote to him requesting an autograph on a still from that film, and he sent it back ASAP with a fantastic inscription.

Anonymous said...

WELL THE DAY STARTED OFF SUNNY AND NOW ITS CLOUDY. I LOVE JPL, AND GOD I LOVE DIABOLIK!! CRUMMY NEWS INDEED. I WONDER HOW HE DIED?

Karswell said...

I met John many times in LA, he frequented the Hollywood Collectors Shows and was always incredibly friendly, and actually seemed to remember me from the previous times I had met him there (I'm sure it mostly had to do with me constantly asking what it was like to smooch Caroline Munro in Sinbad.) I've got a great Diabolik photo signed as well. One of my favorite actors... I was going to add that JPL would have made a better Doc Savage than Ron Ely but then Chuck would probably want to kill me.

Horror pariah said...

Don't care too much for GOLDEN VOYAGE and Terry Thomas annoys the shit outta me in the otherwise excellent DIABOLIK,but otherwise i loved just about everything he was in.woulda been a great James Bond.

Anonymous said...

Law is a fantastic actor, and one of the most handsome men to ever work in film. I don't understand any of the negative comments here about him.

Fred said...

This was sad news... He was perfectly cast as Diabolik, and those eyes... nobody else could do that thing with his eyes in the mask.

He was a cool dude, and I wish he had done more films, especially Diabolik sequels. If our man Flint got a sequel, so should have Diabolik.

I use the name Diabolik and the avatar of his close-up eyes on several of the boards I regularly post to.

Although I know nothing of his beliefs, I suppose thinking of him with wings as he was in Barbarella is a fitting image to send him off with.