r.i.p., rod taylor

It came to my attention over the weekend that actor Rod Taylor died last week. Taylor is best known for his role’s in George Pal’s The Time Machine and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Here’s the trailer for The Time Machine, a movie I need to watch again.

More recently, Taylor made a cameo appearance as Winston Churchill in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Here’s his scene from that movie.

4 thoughts on “r.i.p., rod taylor

  1. The Time Machine was shown on television when I was in fourth grade and I remember everyone talking about it the next day. Being a Mr. Ed fan, I was probably more impressed by Alan Young’s performance. Rod Taylor was also very good as the German who tries to trick James Garner into thinking the war is over (so that he will give up the plans for the D-Day invasion) in 36 Hours. Good to see that he was on the right side of the war in the end.


  2. John D.:
    I remember seeing THE TIME MACHINE in the movies on a BIG screen Saturday Matinee (for like FIFTY CENTS) when I was a kid…loved it ever since.
    The movie is one of those that I HAVE to watch whenever it comes on TCM (which as last week, coincidentally).
    George Pall did a remarkable job directing this tale.
    You have to also watch FATE IS THE HUNTER, too…great movie and the way Rod Taylor and t(the also late) Glenn Ford play off one another is really worth it.

    ((BTW, I’m STILL wondering WHICH THREE books he took with him to the future…))

    Stay safe out there.


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