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Daemon
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Anthony Quinn (1915)

Quinn was a Mexican-American artist, writer, and Oscar-winning actor. He boxed in his youth and studied architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright before turning to acting. He achieved international stardom in the 1950s and 60s for his ability to portray ethnically diverse characters, most notably Zorba the Greek. He appeared in over 100 films and won Academy Awards for his supporting roles in two, Viva Zapata! and Lust for Life. His role in the latter film lasted just how many minutes? More...
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My favorite Anthony Quinn role is Zampano in Federico Fellini's b] LaStrada[/b]. Quinn plays a roving strong man who does feats of strength to eek out a meager living. The feats are held on feast days, presumably there is no end of feast days in Italia were a captive audience are found in Italian town squares. Zampano buys from a family on the edge of stravation their daughters, one at a time, to serve as his makeshift mistress of ceremony. This first MC, Rosa, dies, her death remains unexplained when he comes to buy for 10,000 lire another daughter, Gelsimina. She dies of heartbreak, or the breaking of her spirit when she witnesses her strong man murdering Il Matta, the fool. Can life be this brutal?
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His role in Lust for Life had only 8 minutes of screen time
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The one for which I perhaps best-remembered him is "Zorba the Greek" and his unforgettable scene in which Zorba teaches Basil a little dance on a beach....

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