Ernest Borgnine R.I.P. 1917-2012

Ernest Borgnine died today at the age of 95. 

Ernest made several PEPLUM films, including DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS (above), BARABBAS and THE VIKINGS. Ernest won an Oscar for Best Actor for MARTY back in 1955.

4 comments:

S.R.Orsulak said...

This man was a great actor who could play any type of role. He was a true legend whom we all will miss dearly.

jim said...

Ernie was a terrific actor & a very nice guy. I highly recommend his autobiography. It's breezy & fun, filled with some great stories on the making of his films & TV shows. He had a huge love for life & for being an actor.

P.S. - Just a quick note to mention the passing of Richard Lynch, in June. Richard was a great character actor & will be remembered by Peplum fans as the villain in "The Barbarians", with the Barbarian Brothers.

PEPLUM cinema said...

Yes, you're right about Richard Lynch

Michael O'Sullivan said...

Barabbas was an interesting discovery for me last year, I somehow missed it on release. Its a great peplum with an astounding cast and even that real eclipse of the sun! Jack Palance steals it with that great scene in the arena - pure peplum, and one of Dino's best productions, great to look at and another great Nascimbene score.

The Vikings will always be one of my 50s favourites...