View Full Version : RIP Ron Silver

03-16-2009, 06:25 PM
He's one of those character actors you might not notice, but often leaves a subtle impression.

Actor Ron Silver, who won a Tony Award as a take-no-prisoners Hollywood producer in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" and did a political about-face from loyal Democrat to Republican activist after the Sept. 11 attacks, died Sunday at the age of 62.

Full article (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090316/ap_en_mo/obit_silver).

03-16-2009, 06:30 PM
Very sad. I didn't even know he was sick. RIP, Mr. Silver.

03-16-2009, 06:31 PM
Too young. While I may not agree with his politics of late, he seemed like a great guy and I enjoyed his work.

Rest in peace.

03-16-2009, 06:41 PM
Ron Silver was 62???? Damn.

As for me, I have a hell of a lot of respect for a man who stood up to the establishment in his industry--and who was talented as hell to boot. He will be missed.

03-16-2009, 07:04 PM
Superb in The West Wing; a real tour de force of screen presence and talent. I'm sure he'll be sadly missed.

03-16-2009, 07:11 PM
Well, damn. Went to my college too. Probably about the same time I did. I didn't know that.


03-16-2009, 07:22 PM
I didn't know anything about his politics, but I always thought he was really good in West Wing.

03-16-2009, 09:08 PM

Godspeed, Ron.

My favorite Ron Silver character was the one he played in Timecop: a U.S. Senator intent on being President. I love that movie. I don't care that Van Damme was the star.

03-16-2009, 09:12 PM
I thought he was great in both West Wing and Timecop, RIP.

03-16-2009, 10:09 PM
He was a great "Oh, he's in this movie? He's definitely the villain" guy.


03-16-2009, 11:38 PM
Wow -- he was young.

03-17-2009, 03:55 AM
62, dang that's young! He was so talented too. THanks for posting this, I always liked his acting. :(