Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Richard Widmark

This one was not a request made on my illustration Facebook page, but Richard Widmark certainly qualifies as a movie Tough Guy, if for no other role than when he played giggling killer Tommy Udo in 1947's Kiss of Death, where he famously pushes a wheelchair-bound old lady down a flight of stairs.

I thought about doing a portrait of Widmark as Udo for this piece, but decided to go a little gentler, since Widmark also played lots of good guy roles (one of my favorites is 1950's Panic in the Streets) as well. They really don't make movie stars like this anymore...

No comments: