Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Bruno Kirby

All the obits of Bruno Kirby this morning mention his work in "When Harry Met Sally," "City Slickers," and "Good Morning Vietnam."

But they leave out two of my favorite supporting roles in his filmography:

  • as Marlon Brando's nephew, who gets the whole con rolling, in "The Freshman."
  • as Albert Brooks' assistant in the severely underrated (but finally on DVD) "Modern Romance," one of the funniest failed-relationship movies ever made, about a man who breaks up with his longtime girlfriend and then obsesses over getting her back, at the same time he's trying to finish editing a space movie starring George Kennedy.