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Sunday, August 02, 2020

RIP, Wilfred Brimley

Actor Wilfred Brimley died Saturday. Brimley had too many roles to mention--most curmudgeonly, which apparently was Brimley. But I, and many lawyers, love his scene as a DOJ attorney in Absence of Malice, who swoops in at the end to smack everyone down. (This is one of two great lawyer scenes in this movie, the other comes early when the newspaper's attorney explains the law of defamation to the reporter). The full Brimley scene is not on YouTube, but here is the beginning:

 

Posted by Howard Wasserman on August 2, 2020 at 10:28 AM in Howard Wasserman | Permalink

Comments

They make that mistake the entire movie.

Posted by: Howard Wassermab | Aug 3, 2020 7:22:36 AM

This is such a great scene that I'm willing to overlook the conflation of the "district attorney" and the "U.S. Attorney."

Posted by: Milbarge | Aug 2, 2020 6:04:09 PM

Great scene in a great movie!

Posted by: thegreatdisappointment | Aug 2, 2020 11:10:33 AM

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