Rip Torn

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Rip was born under the official name Jr., Elmore Ruel Torn on February 6th, 1931. He has been a credited actor since the 1961 film King of Kings.

Rip has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty-two films including: the 2008 comedy film The Golden Boys as the character Capt. Jeremiah Burgess, the 2008 drama movie August playing David Sterling and the 2007 comedy release Three Days to Vegas cast as Joe Wallace.

Rip Torn has earned salaries up to $750 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1997 comedy film Men in Black, which brought in $250,000,000 at the box office.

Beyond acting, Rip Torn was the director of the 1988 movie comedy The Telephone.

Rip has garnered moderate media attention, having been interviewed in over three publications and featured in five magazine articles.

As an actor Rip Torn has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Marsh Turner in the 1983 movie Cross Creek.


" I honor religion except when it gets into shedding blood.

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Graduated from Texas A & M College in 1952.
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