Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Friday, January 16, 2009

Ricardo Montalbán

passed away Wednesday at 88. He was a practicing Roman Catholic, a reader of National Review, and stayed married to the same woman for 63 years. He played every type of role, from Khan Noonian Singh, to Mr. Roarke, to Senior Senior Sr. Best of all, he didn't seem to ever have taken himself or his career too seriously, as many in Hollywood do. He was quoted describing the 5 Stages of Acting as:
1. Who is Ricardo Montalbán?
2. Get me Ricardo Montalbán.
3. Get me a Ricardo Montalbán type.
4. Get me a young Ricardo Montalbán.
5. Who is Ricardo Montalbán?

Once more, with feeling!