Farewell Ryan O'Neal

passed away on december 8 …

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loved him in Paper Moon, What’s up Doc and Barry Lyndon…

A very 70s actor, but a fine one. Lots of memorable roles.

Hard-pressed to think of an actor who went to Movie Jail any harder than O’Neal. And honestly, once he got past Barry Lyndon, he was box office poison. Some of that was the scripts he did – many of which were abysmal. But some of that was Ryan O’Neal…who was just kind of terrible in most of his post-Lyndon roles.

I remember him in Love Story but I suppose this is an example where the song was bigger than the movie? I would say Paper Chase was my favorite movie of his.

Yeah, his post-Kubrick/Bogdanovich stuff was pretty weak overall, but The Driver was solid.