Tuesday, July 26, 2005

MR. BLUE Edward Bunker 1933 - 2005

Edward Bunker, the writer, actor and ex-convict who penned the crime novel No Beast So Fierce (filmed by director Ulu Grosbard as Straight Time starring Dustin Hoffman) as well as three others, and who appeared as Mr. Blue in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and this summer in his final film, the remake of The Longest Yard, has died. Bunker was a fascinating character, and some of the facts of his life available on IMDb prove that out. A more personal remembrance can be found at writer Rodger Jacobs' blog 8763Wonderland, where Jacobs recalls his being introduced to Bunker, "the first in-the-flesh writer I ever met."

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