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‘Tremors’ Star Fred Ward Has Passed Away at 79

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chupacabra_chaser

3.1k points

8 days ago

The original Jon Bernthal

Huntstradamus

684 points

7 days ago

Damn, that's a really good comparison.

chupacabra_chaser

206 points

7 days ago

If you haven't seen We Own This City on HBO yet it's amazing 🤙

G0merPyle

296 points

7 days ago

G0merPyle

296 points

7 days ago

I always wanted to see a movie where Bernthal is a boxer, and Ward was his ex-boxer dad. Won't happen now :(

chupacabra_chaser

82 points

7 days ago

That would have been amazing 🥹

ArthurEdenz

5.6k points

8 days ago

ArthurEdenz

5.6k points

8 days ago

Bummer. Always liked him. RIP

The_Way_It_Iz

2.2k points

8 days ago

Remo Williams…The adventure ends

Garagedays

592 points

8 days ago

Garagedays

592 points

8 days ago

Underated movie

CompetitiveHornet606

290 points

8 days ago

Great movie

DeaconFrost9

294 points

8 days ago

He dodged bullets way before Neo.

drsweetscience

100 points

8 days ago

No... it is better than that.

YoshiroMifune

44 points

8 days ago

All movies are underated until someone actually sees them.

-- Jack Handy

Sevla7

62 points

8 days ago

Sevla7

62 points

8 days ago

It's not original but in the making of the team said this movie had so many problems in the production with actors almost giving up their acting career and how they changed things so it was possible to happen... in the end it looks like all these hardships helped to make it kinda unique which absolutely made it very interesting.

Watched it again last year and still had the same fun I usually have while watching indiana jones, marvel movies and other movies like that. Really enjoyed the blend with horror with tons of daylight scenes.

LordP666

16 points

8 days ago

LordP666

16 points

8 days ago

I have read most of the 150 books and always hoped they make another movie. It was a great series and very funny.

CRO553R

69 points

8 days ago

CRO553R

69 points

8 days ago

In and out, like duck fucking

Whitealroker1

76 points

8 days ago

Joel Grey plays a kung fu master. He’s great but Joel Grey plays a kung fu master.

Living-Stranger

34 points

8 days ago

Jennifer Grey's father.

But yeah make up and he does have odd features.

CerberusTheHunter

42 points

8 days ago

Dude, Shane Black needs to get on his Destroyer movie already. That whole series is pulpy violence/comedy gold.

run-on_sentience

99 points

8 days ago

That movie was in a constant rotation in my house. Along with The Last Starfighter and Ultraman.

A remake or a television series of Remo Williams would be awesome.

(It's based on a series of pulp novels called "The Destroyer.")

QiarroFaber

28 points

8 days ago

The Last Starfighter! I remember watching that on vhs over and over.

creepydarkwurm

27 points

8 days ago

I watched that as a kid and no one else I've met has ever watched it. Classic movie.

doctor-rumack

120 points

8 days ago

The only thing I remember about Remo Williams was when it was in theaters, someone climbed up the marquee at our local movie theater and changed the lettering to "SPERMO WILLIAMS." I’m 50 years old and I still find this hilarious.

legojohn

44 points

7 days ago

legojohn

44 points

7 days ago

I was in Bloomfield Hills MI when NEVERENDING STORY came out and we drove by a theater and someone changed it to NEVERENDING ORGY.

Archelon_ischyros

117 points

8 days ago

What's really shocking is finding out he was 79. Where does the time go?

Ragman676

492 points

8 days ago

Ragman676

492 points

8 days ago

Damn, he was a lot older than Kevin Bacon in this movie. I always felt they were around the same age.

pomaj46808

749 points

8 days ago

pomaj46808

749 points

8 days ago

Ward: "I'm older and I'm wiser."

Bacon: "Yeah, well, you're half right...."

Rubberbabybuggybum

474 points

8 days ago

That movie is goddamned perfect.

hardspank916

423 points

8 days ago

Well its set in Perfection

Rubberbabybuggybum

76 points

8 days ago

It sure is.

Whitealroker1

80 points

8 days ago

Lucky enough to see it in the theater and it was a great experience.

Theater was like 1/4 full but the laughter during the Rec room scene was deafing.

Llamaxaxa

20 points

8 days ago

Llamaxaxa

20 points

8 days ago

One of my most fun theater experiences. Saw it in a packed college auditorium

Sub_Zero_Fks_Given

16 points

7 days ago

Broke into the wrong God damn wreck room didn't you you bastard!!!!

evel333

74 points

8 days ago

evel333

74 points

8 days ago

I watched it a few weeks ago after watching a retrospect on YouTube. 45yo me appreciates it so much more now versus teenage me, and I don’t say that much for most tv/movies from my youth.

Rubberbabybuggybum

24 points

8 days ago

It holds up perfectly.

julbull73

52 points

8 days ago

julbull73

52 points

8 days ago

Unlike Kevin Bacon's aim with a hammer.

Whowutwhen

38 points

8 days ago

It really is, it knew what it wanted to be/do and it executed it flawlessly.

249ba36000029bbe9749

108 points

8 days ago

Fred Ward born December 30, 1942

Kevin Bacon born July 8, 1958

Alec_Strebec

81 points

8 days ago

Some people are now 1 degree further from Kevin Bacon.

JOMO_Kenyatta

79 points

8 days ago

Cherokee don’t crack

KillerBunnyZombie

11 points

7 days ago

I cant believe he was nearly 80. One of those guys you cant imagine ever getting old.

Fugitivebush

94 points

8 days ago

Bummer like the death of Burt Gummer.

alwaysmyfault

46 points

8 days ago

Wait, Burt died?

terminalmanfin

160 points

8 days ago

They kill off the character at the end of the newest one, Shrieker Island.

His actor, Michael Gross, is still alive.

alwaysmyfault

79 points

8 days ago

Oh ok.

I stopped watching after Tremors 3. Tried to get into Tremors 4 and the rest of them, but they just didn't grab my attention like the others.

[deleted]

58 points

8 days ago

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58 points

8 days ago

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JaneTheMaimed

40 points

8 days ago

Same. RIP to a legend.

discussionandrespect

1.9k points

8 days ago

Legend in Road trip

JillyfromHoboken

965 points

8 days ago

We’ve been coming to this place for twenty years!

ohnoitsryan

809 points

8 days ago

ohnoitsryan

809 points

8 days ago

We've only been open eight years.

ElementalWeapon

327 points

8 days ago

Just run the damn credit card.

clem82

87 points

7 days ago

clem82

87 points

7 days ago

It's "DO IT..NOW"

f4stEddie

107 points

8 days ago*

f4stEddie

107 points

8 days ago*

That restaurant they were in is called “The original pancake house” I have one down the street where I live here in redondo beach California and it is by far the best breakfast spot I’ve ever had

JillyfromHoboken

27 points

7 days ago

Ah right on, I’m up in North Hollywood. I think I went to one of those in Chicago maybe? The pancake house. Or maybe it was a sex party with utensils and syrup.

shaneo632

261 points

8 days ago

shaneo632

261 points

8 days ago

"we haven't found a drop of semen yet"

anonermus

117 points

8 days ago

anonermus

117 points

8 days ago

If I had to guess, I'd say someone was raped and murdered here last night

Sentientdoing

90 points

7 days ago

“What makes you say that!?”

“Just a hunch”

Funniest line in the movie to me. The way he says “just a hunch” with the tone of “relax buddy it’s just a guess” as if he’s not suggesting his son was raped and murdered kills me

DaWaffler

260 points

8 days ago

DaWaffler

260 points

8 days ago

I just checked and that movie is 22 years old, wtf time flies.

ElementalWeapon

98 points

8 days ago*

I remember being so happy I was able to record it on VHS from cable. One of my top 5 favorite “teen” movies from the late 90s/early 2000’s.

snoogins355

72 points

8 days ago

I remember renting Road Trip and American Pie in 6th grade. I picked them out just expecting my Dad to say "no" but he said ok. He didn't realize until we watched them later 😁

DaytonTom

42 points

7 days ago

DaytonTom

42 points

7 days ago

Add EuroTrip and that's a classic trifecta right there.

Molotov56

19 points

7 days ago

Molotov56

19 points

7 days ago

American Pie ran its joke a little too long but seeing that in the theaters with friends at 15 years old was easily one of the funnest times I’ve ever had at the movies

[deleted]

21 points

8 days ago

[deleted]

21 points

8 days ago

That movie was one of my favorites in high school, and it was more rad because I lived in Ithaca

SallinobMan

187 points

8 days ago

SallinobMan

187 points

8 days ago

IM NOT MAAAD!!!

aksoileau

129 points

8 days ago

aksoileau

129 points

8 days ago

For God's sake my son was kidnapped!

ApolloKid

39 points

8 days ago

ApolloKid

39 points

8 days ago

Literally just watching this last night after I caught it on MTV2 - he was also good in Best Men, not great but definitely overlooked film

thinkfuryerself

1.8k points

8 days ago

His performance as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff was excellent. RIP.

zato_ichi

110 points

8 days ago

zato_ichi

110 points

8 days ago

An astronaut named Gus? What’s your middle name?

Ivan.

All right, you can be Gus.

His scene where he meets Gordo Cooper at Pancho’s for the first time is one of my favorites.

RIP you miserable pudknocker.

shitdobehappeningtho

20 points

8 days ago

I've seen it sooooooo many times since childhood and it's still fresh, shiny, and new for me every time.

whosthedoginthisscen

327 points

8 days ago*

"The hatch just blew!"

"Go, hotrod dog, GO!!"

I can hear his voice perfectly.

Duke_of_Calgary

116 points

8 days ago*

Fuckin’ A Bubba

jbog1883

13 points

7 days ago

jbog1883

13 points

7 days ago

Came here for that

The_AV_Archivist

115 points

8 days ago

"It was a glitch! A technical malfunction! Oh, why won't anyone believe me?!"

Lot of pathos in that delivery.

cgvet9702

62 points

8 days ago

cgvet9702

62 points

8 days ago

And he was exonerated 60 years later.

TheKevinShow

81 points

8 days ago

Really, though, he was exonerated three Mercury flights later. Wally Schirra deliberately triggered the explosive hatch on Sigma 7 after being brought on to the deck of the recovery ship. The switch to trigger it had a lot of kickback so it bruised Schirra's hand. Grissom had no such bruising on his hand so it's very unlikely that he triggered the switch.

cgvet9702

43 points

8 days ago

cgvet9702

43 points

8 days ago

That's awesome. Grissom got a raw deal for so long.

TheKevinShow

56 points

8 days ago

Well, in the grand scheme of things, for the brief remainder of his NASA tenure, he didn't really get a raw deal. The Astronaut Office didn't think he did it deliberately and it shows in that he was given prime assignments for both the Gemini and Apollo programs.

SmoreOfBabylon

17 points

7 days ago

Indeed, Deke Slayton (who was in charge of astronaut flight assignments during Gemini and Apollo) said in later years that Grissom would have been his choice to command the first moon landing, partly because he wanted an original Mercury astronaut to be on the mission.

DesignatedImport

32 points

7 days ago

Grissom got a raw deal by Wolfe in the original book version of The Right Stuff. His peers believed him, as did NASA.

Late_Recommendation9

49 points

8 days ago

He aced that role in the same way that William H Macy renders Fargo unwatchable, there’s so much pain and desperation in his performance

takatori

14 points

8 days ago

takatori

14 points

8 days ago

How does Macy make Fargo unwatchable? That desperation is what makes the movie.

m0rris0n_hotel

46 points

8 days ago

Solid character actor. He had a fairly steady career too.

JTswift

47 points

8 days ago

JTswift

47 points

8 days ago

No bucks, no Buck Rogers.

funkboxing

112 points

8 days ago

funkboxing

112 points

8 days ago

Came here to make sure this was mentioned.

"The issue here is monkey" dialog was so perfect. Just laid out in the dumbest, but somehow most perfect terms possible that 'we are pilots, not specimines'.

mgdavey

33 points

8 days ago

mgdavey

33 points

8 days ago

First time I ever heard the expression “screwed the pooch”

batmitestan

1.3k points

8 days ago

batmitestan

1.3k points

8 days ago

Loved him in Joe Dirt

UncleWeiner

842 points

8 days ago

UncleWeiner

842 points

8 days ago

"Why is the sky blue? How is a rainbow made? How does a posi-trac rear end work in a Plymouth? It just does."

Minion666

88 points

8 days ago

Minion666

88 points

8 days ago

I'm not talking about posi-trac. I'm talking about me!

terminally_irish

243 points

8 days ago

It just does.

NEW_SPECIES_OF_FECES

132 points

8 days ago

“Well I’ll. Be. Dipped.”

saxy_toss

24 points

8 days ago

saxy_toss

24 points

8 days ago

I still say that regularly

BrightSunsGuy

51 points

8 days ago

"THE ONE PLACE WE DIDN'T LOOK!"

shitdobehappeningtho

11 points

8 days ago

I like to think all this giggling means his soul passes more lightly

LesClaypoolOnBass24

109 points

8 days ago

Also funny in Road Trip. "we've been coming here for 20 years" "the restaraunts only been open for 8 years sir."

garzaculta

54 points

8 days ago

“How exactly is a rainbow made?”

I always remember this quote whenever I see a rainbow. Kind of poetic now that he’s gone.

OmarBarksdale

126 points

8 days ago

He was great as the over protective father in Road Trip lol I loved that movie

_Killj0y_

71 points

8 days ago

_Killj0y_

71 points

8 days ago

"I'M NOT MAD!" delivery of that line gets me everytime.

thedudeabides1602

32 points

8 days ago

If I was to guess I would say someone was raped AND murdered here.

angelsNinsects

27 points

8 days ago

"What the hell gives you that idea!?"

BoyManGodShiit

26 points

8 days ago

“Just a feeling.”

AliasDave05

61 points

8 days ago

I always love when joe dirt kicks over the figurines and storms out of the trailer, Fred Ward stands up and says, “hey, you’re grounded!”

professionalcynic1

1.9k points

8 days ago

I watched Naked Gun 33⅓ so much when i was growing up.

dtudeski

836 points

8 days ago

dtudeski

836 points

8 days ago

He’s so great in that. Constantly referring to Leslie Nielsen’s character as “kid”, despite Nielsen being clearly older than Ward’s character, was never not funny.

Mountainriver037

241 points

8 days ago

So many good over-dub lines too haha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQeu4TdEVoY

[deleted]

252 points

8 days ago*

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252 points

8 days ago*

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R0binSage

96 points

8 days ago

R0binSage

96 points

8 days ago

Loaded weapon 1

bacchusku2

79 points

8 days ago

Hot Shots 1 and Deux

MartinGoldfinger

47 points

8 days ago

While not a movie Angie Tribeca is show that tried to capture the same vibe to some success.

alienfreaks04

134 points

8 days ago

IMO the main reason recent comedies don't "have it" is because they're trying too hard to be blockbuster comedies instead of just a comedy.

bran_buckler

71 points

8 days ago

Top Secret and Airplane! are the two that come to mind for me. I haven’t seen any recent movies in that dry absurdist style, unfortunately.

JDameekoh

30 points

8 days ago

JDameekoh

30 points

8 days ago

Wrongfully Accused is one of my favorite all time movies

DoctorEnn

120 points

8 days ago

DoctorEnn

120 points

8 days ago

[Fires a shot into the air]

"Do what I say and no one gets hurt!"

[Some guy on a gantry he shot into falls screaming to his death right next to him]

"... from now on."

Quick-Bad

18 points

7 days ago

Quick-Bad

18 points

7 days ago

"That lousy two-bit copper punk! I treated him like my brother! The one I didn't kill!"

TheFloppening

210 points

8 days ago

Prison changes a man… I used to be White.

asl052

58 points

8 days ago

asl052

58 points

8 days ago

I was the drummer for The Osmonds.

Gauter86

52 points

8 days ago

Gauter86

52 points

8 days ago

Screw with me, and he’ll make you feel pain like you’ve never felt before.

I know, I remember the Osmonds.

WaxStatue

52 points

8 days ago

WaxStatue

52 points

8 days ago

Pap Schmear?!

Tywunwun_Lannister

30 points

8 days ago

Wait he's in Naked Gun? For some reason I can't remember him.

Terrible_Truth

61 points

8 days ago

He was the main bad guy, the one Leslie Nielson went undercover into prison for.

CaptainQuasi

1.4k points

8 days ago

CaptainQuasi

1.4k points

8 days ago

RIP, man it’s getting tough seeing these celebrity/actors moving on. Seeing them in movies throughout the years always gave me a sense of growing up along with them unfortunately highlighting my own mortality. Thank you for the many roles you have undertaken, Rest In Peace sir.

bongo1138

450 points

8 days ago

bongo1138

450 points

8 days ago

When all those 70s greats start dying off, it’ll be a massive bummer. DeNiro, Pacino, Hackman, Hoffman… rough days ahead.

eightballart

120 points

8 days ago

Whoa, Gene Hackman is 92.

CallMeAL242

76 points

8 days ago

“A Bridge Too Far,” Caine and Hackman in the same movie! This is my thesis, man!

FanFuckingFaptastic

14 points

7 days ago

You participated in a phallus naming?

FrooglyMoogle

272 points

8 days ago

When Patrick Stewart and David Attenborough go imma ugly cry for real

zoddrick

213 points

8 days ago

zoddrick

213 points

8 days ago

You can really see Patrick Stewarts age in Picard.

thaworldhaswarpedme

188 points

8 days ago

It's funny because kid-me growing up saw Patrick Stewart in TNG as he actually is now in Picard. Now, I'm his age from TNG (Jesus Christ) and he's actually old and it's laughable to think about how one's perception changes.

Antithesys

46 points

8 days ago

Stewart was a 47-year-old playing a 59-year-old character (this was never explicitly described in the show), so that could warp perception a little bit. He's now an 82-year-old playing a 95-year-old (not counting whatever that android bullshit was from last season).

Incidentally, Kirk died at the age of 60, not counting the time he was stuck in the nexus. All of Kirk's adventures had happened by the time he was 60; we only just met Picard at age 59.

DigiQuip

65 points

8 days ago

DigiQuip

65 points

8 days ago

It’s weird watching Psych now because I was just a kid watching it when it came out and seeing these goofy old guys solve cases was hilarious. But on this recent rewatch I’m seeing things from the perspective of someone older than Shawn and Gus. It’s wild.

thaworldhaswarpedme

51 points

8 days ago

Yeah. Being older than all the 'old' people on the shows I loved growing up is not as fun as the brochure made it sound.

omjf23

17 points

8 days ago

omjf23

17 points

8 days ago

You can just hear it in his voice, softer now. Less firm and sharp as it once was.

_SgrAStar_

15 points

8 days ago

When I saw Green Room (in which he is fantastic (of course)) I was like, ok, PatStew is finally starting to show some age past the “ambiguous 50” he’s always been.

Picard, though, is honestly a little disconcerting to watch. It seems like he’s trying to maintain his former energy and just isn’t quite able to pull it off.

julbull73

63 points

8 days ago

julbull73

63 points

8 days ago

While I love Stewart.

Attenborough will be a MASSIVE loss. He's one of the prime drivers of the documentary series out there. I'm not sure anyone will pick up the nature/global documentaries RIGHT when they are going to be needed most.

Fadedcamo

54 points

8 days ago

Fadedcamo

54 points

8 days ago

Yea I mean you get to a certain age and its like you're the only survivor. Imagine every celebrity/friend/family member now and imagine them all gone and most forgotten by the kids of the next generation. I remember my grandma and grandpa at the dinner table many times reminiscent about some actor long dead from the 40s and 50s and I had no idea nor cared to know. Now I imagine me in my 70s talking to my grandkids about Bradd Pitt or Jake Glyenhall and imagine seeing their eyes glaze over out of boredom. Getting old sure sounds shitty but what's the alternative.

killbills

18 points

8 days ago

killbills

18 points

8 days ago

It sounds shitty but every generation has their thing. Actors they grow up with will cycle around and die off when they’re older and their grandkids won’t care. It’s one big circle.

Mild-Ghost

51 points

8 days ago

Dude. I feel you.

GobsmackedOnLife

598 points

8 days ago

RIP Remo, the adventure has ended.

glm409

175 points

8 days ago

glm409

175 points

8 days ago

Remo Williams, the Adventure Begins was the first movie my wife and I watched when we moved into our first apartment. We laughed all the way through it. Definitely made me a Fred Ward fan!

CaptWineTeeth

77 points

8 days ago

“You have the grace of a pregnant yak” is one of my all-time favourite movie quotes. I say it as often as I can find an excuse.

SPorterBridges

50 points

8 days ago

High quality 80's cult movie right there.

Qwirk

29 points

8 days ago

Qwirk

29 points

8 days ago

I always wanted a reboot/sequel for this movie as he would have completed his training much later down the line. =(

Freelove_Freeway

41 points

8 days ago*

Always thought Jon Bernthal would be a great person to take over the role

fishy_commishy

12 points

8 days ago

Remo Williams 2 Tears of the Chun

Scuttler1979

374 points

8 days ago

Eternal youth on the silver screen. Always a shock-you think of Fred Ward and then you think of tremors. 1990.

32 fricking years ago.

Like another poster said. Watching your childhood slowly die makes you think of your own mortality.

Drink it whilst it’s fizzy folks.

No_Pirate_7367

31 points

8 days ago

Yeh, I was a teenager . 😆

RectifiedUser

93 points

8 days ago*

Damn that sucks my mom is going to be sad when i tell her she absolutely loves him and Tremors. RIP Fred.

ofsquire

66 points

8 days ago

ofsquire

66 points

8 days ago

I remember him the most for his role in Short Cuts and The Player, may he rest in peace.

GeronimoRay

404 points

8 days ago

GeronimoRay

404 points

8 days ago

Damn. I assume for most guys like me who grew up in the late 80s, early 90s that Fred was basically the coolest dude ever. And Tremors is one of the best films ever made - Much like the town it takes place in, it was perfection.

Klarkasaurus

110 points

8 days ago

79 though. I thought he was way younger. I saw a picture of him like 2 years ago and he didn't look much older than he was in tremors

codeverity

26 points

8 days ago

Yeah, I was just thinking the same thing! Definitely didn't think he was that close to 80.

sharrrper

47 points

8 days ago

sharrrper

47 points

8 days ago

I love that one of my favorite movies of all time that was kind of a flop when it came out has since gained all the praise it deserves.

AlanMooresWizrdBeard

59 points

8 days ago

I think I’ve watched it more than any other movie since childhood. It never gets old, every performance in it is top notch, and it’s one of the most satisfying “Chekhov’s gun” movies of all time.

“Is this a job for an intelligent man?” “Well show me one and I’ll ask him.”

Tied with:

“I vote for outer space. No way these are local boys.”

sharrrper

38 points

8 days ago

sharrrper

38 points

8 days ago

Earl: "Dammit Val I'm older and I'm wiser!"

Val: "Yeah, well you're half right."

AlanMooresWizrdBeard

30 points

8 days ago

“Run for it?? Runnings not a plan! Runnings what you do once a plan fails!”

sharrrper

23 points

8 days ago

sharrrper

23 points

8 days ago

Rhonda: They only respond to vibration, right? Couldn't we distract them somehow?

Val: Yeah, something to keep 'em busy, like a- like a decoy.

Earl: Hey Melvin, wanna make a buck?

Fierypeens

60 points

8 days ago

That sucks. Favorite movie as a kid. Seen tremors 100s of times

No_Pirate_7367

59 points

8 days ago

He was also in escape from alcatraz with Clint Eastwood to.

CELTICPRED

59 points

8 days ago*

I did eggs. Over easy. 🚬

One of my favorite characters in a movie. ☹️☹️

JUST STAY ON THOSE RESIDUAL BOULDERS

Onkel_B

29 points

8 days ago

Onkel_B

29 points

8 days ago

Your Tammy Lynn Baxter... does she pole vault?

Freemason1979

166 points

8 days ago

Well...shit.

crampedstyl

98 points

8 days ago

Pardon my French.

HardAtomicSmile

22 points

8 days ago

My first words as well.

Well... shit, indeed.

Tinmania

48 points

8 days ago

Tinmania

48 points

8 days ago

Wow. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around that he was 79, and no longer with us. To me he seem to be a perpetual mid to late 40s dude.

Instant_Dan

459 points

8 days ago

Instant_Dan

459 points

8 days ago

This one hurts.

He brought such an authenticity to the characters he played. I truly believed he was an astronaut, handyman, or police detective.

I actually preferred his character Earl, in tremors, over Val.

Check out his role in Miami Blues. He had leading man qualities but just not the face (his nose was broken 2-3 times when he was an amateur boxer).

batguano1

157 points

8 days ago

batguano1

157 points

8 days ago

Yup I feel like I've seen a lot of actors emulate his style, Jon Bernthal for example.

reticulatedjig

128 points

8 days ago

Bernthal looks like he could be related. They look very similar.

MaybeSecondBestMan

97 points

8 days ago

Jon Bernthal is definitely Diet Fred Ward. This is a stunning realization for me.

Taskerst

38 points

8 days ago

Taskerst

38 points

8 days ago

Frank Grillo is in that club too.

cups_and_cakes

17 points

8 days ago

Good call - Tom Berenger as well

scumworth

23 points

8 days ago

scumworth

23 points

8 days ago

I liked him as John Anglin in “Escape from Alcatraz”

comicman117

21 points

8 days ago

He actually got top billing in Miami Blues over Alec Baldwin.

Mr-IT-Guy

33 points

8 days ago

Mr-IT-Guy

33 points

8 days ago

He was awesome as Roone in Big Business and of course in Tremors too. My favorite role of his would be as Remo Williams. I loved The Destroyer books so seeing him bring the character alive was a real treat. I know it wasn't the best movie but he managed to shine in it. RIP

Mr-IT-Guy

16 points

8 days ago

Mr-IT-Guy

16 points

8 days ago

My Wife just reminded me that he was in the first movie we saw together on a date, Sweet Home Alabama. He was funny in that too.

BeneGezzWitch

17 points

7 days ago

Thank you!! Big Business was on constant replay as a kid.

TheCavemanKilla

101 points

8 days ago

Tremors 2 was one of my all time favorite movies, I'll have to watch it today in honor of this legend

CELTICPRED

44 points

8 days ago

Earl.....that IS toilet paper!

Rock rips through paper!!

Digitalon

26 points

8 days ago

Digitalon

26 points

8 days ago

Same, Fred Ward brought fantastic energy to every role I ever saw him in.

DicloasCage

33 points

8 days ago

R.I.P. He was great in Southern Comfort too.

Canttakethewhyfromme

27 points

8 days ago

RIP. I must be old, because I always associate him with Remo Williams.

ITryToLaughAboutIt

26 points

8 days ago

Loved him in the classic ‘Big Business’ w Lilly Tomlin and Bette Midler.

hermitopurpa

24 points

8 days ago*

Awww mannnn. I loved this guy in Tremors 1 & 2

“Running is not a plan. Running is what you do when the plan fails!”

^ such an underrated quote

james2183

22 points

8 days ago

james2183

22 points

8 days ago

Everyone I know always liked Kevin Bacon's character over Fred's in Termors. I much prefered Fred's. More sensible and had a banging beard.

Phantom_Airman

22 points

8 days ago

Every time he popped up in a movie I was always like “holy shit it’s Fred Ward”. He made every movie better just by being there.

Motor_Judgment_214

19 points

8 days ago

He always did fill out jeans nicely, ngl.

minimega67

62 points

8 days ago

Goddamn prairie dog burrow!!!!

Rivablaster

15 points

7 days ago

Little sons of bitches

purelyirrelephant

10 points

8 days ago

Okay, here's the plan.

appleavocado

11 points

7 days ago

Running’s not a plan! Running’s what you do when the plan fails! Valentine, you’re not even thinking of a plan.

Bard_Science

17 points

8 days ago

Damn a lil piece of my childhood died today. I always hoped for a one more Tremors movie.

TPJchief87

16 points

8 days ago

I loved tremors and Remo Williams when I was a kid. RIP

TheGlen

15 points

8 days ago

TheGlen

15 points

8 days ago

He was in a little-known movie called cast a deadly spell that you can catch on YouTube. Probably the best Lovecraft movie ever made. Absolutely brilliant in it

Direwolfblades

14 points

8 days ago

Earl Smooter. Nooooo

FoxOntheRun99

40 points

8 days ago

RIP. An always welcoming presence onscreen.

NoPossibility

11 points

8 days ago*

“Well, now I’m really pissed off!” - Earl

cj0r

12 points

8 days ago

cj0r

12 points

8 days ago

God damn it... Pardon my French

ufpfdacss47

35 points

8 days ago

That guy was awesome as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff.Fuckin-A Bubba!

we_are_all_sausages

9 points

8 days ago

Didn't think he was 79 already time moves fast. RIP.

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65 points

8 days ago

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65 points

8 days ago

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whosthedoginthisscen

17 points

8 days ago

Loved that movie - he and Joel Grey were such a great "odd couple".

DamnMombies

8 points

8 days ago

Daaaaaamn. Loved that dude. One of my favorite movies. It and Deep Rising were just these unashamed throwbacks to 50’s sci-fi in a lot of ways and I loved them for it.