July 9th, 2019: Go fuck yourself.
This news really sucks. I don’t know why, but I really had no idea Rip Torn was 88 years old. Gun to my head, I would’ve guessed mid-70s. He has had so many amazing roles in movies that I have passed out to drunken night after drunken night throughout college and early adulthood. He was the perfect cantankerous dad in Freddy Got Fingered and an incredible but fucked up former dodgeball legend in DodgeBall.
I know he was in a shit ton of other stuff, but these were the two movies that were constantly in my rotation that he had roles in. Even if he wasn’t a main character in either of the movies, he stole the show every time he was on screen. What a legend.
RIP, Rip Torn. You made us laugh for years, whether you were slinging wrenches at a bunch of lovable losers, talking about drinking your own piss or trying to kill your man-child son, Tom Green.