Carl Weathers has passed at age 76. Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky films (1976–1985), Colonel Al Dillon in Predator (1987), Combat Carl in the Toy Story franchise, Det. Beaudreaux in Street Justice (1991–1993), etc. He had a recurring role as Greef Karga in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian (2019–2023). Good man…sorry.

Don Murray, who died today at age 94, peaked in the ’50s and early ’60s (Bus Stop, A Hatful of Rain, The Bachelor Party, The Hoodlum Priest, Advise and Consent, Baby The Rain Must Fall).

Murray had a certain intensity — he knew how to convey anxiety, inner turmoil, uncertainty. His heroin-addicted Johnny Pope in A Hatful of Rain was his best moment. He was Oscar-nommed for Bus Stop, but that performance annoyed me.