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Joe Turkel, The Shining and Blade Runner actor, useless at 94

Joe Turkel, The Shining and Blade Runner actor, useless at 94

Joe Turkel was one in all solely two actors who appeared in three Stanley Kubrick movies.

WASHINGTON — Joe Turkel, who performed the bartender in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” has died on the age of 94, his household and a consultant confirmed to a number of media retailers on Friday. 

Turkel died Monday at a hospital in Santa Monica, his household mentioned, in line with Deadline. He died peacefully together with his two sons by his aspect, the outlet reported. 

Along with his iconic efficiency as Lloyd the bartender in “The Shining,” the veteran actor additionally appeared in two different Kubrick movies: “The Killing” and “Paths of Glory.” He was one in all solely two actors who appeared in three Kubrick movies, The Hollywood Reporter famous. 

Turkel can also be well-known for taking part in Dr. Eldon Tyrell, who developed the replicants, within the authentic “Blade Runner.” 

His profession within the leisure trade stretched almost 5 a long time and included greater than 100 performing credit. He appeared in episodes of a number of fashionable TV exhibits together with “The Andy Griffith Present,” “Miami Vice,” “The Untouchables,” “The Lone Ranger,” The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” and plenty of others. 

In line with Selection, his final performing credit score was a voice function in a 1997 “Blade Runner” online game. 

Whereas Turkel speaks lower than 100 phrases in his two scenes with Jack Nicholson in “The Shining,” he recalled in a 2014 interview that they rehearsed it for six weeks as Kubrick tried to search out the right shot and angle.

A consultant informed Selection that Turkel had accomplished a memoir titled “The Distress of Success,” which there are plans to publish later this yr. 

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