lewis 2Today, I found out that the world lost a legendary character actor in Geoffrey Lewis who is also the father of actress Juliette Lewis. Geoffrey Lewis was known for collaborating with Clint Eastwood in several films like High Plains Drifter, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Every Which Way But Loose, Any Which Way You Can, Bronco Billy, Pink Cadillac, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. For me as a horror fan, it was his appearances in films like Salem’s Lot or even The Devil’s Rejects later in his career that I remember him best, but the first time I saw him in a film was Double Impact. I was a huge fan off Jean Claude Van Damme to the point that I tried watching everything from him that came out and that is where I saw the brilliance that Lewis brought to the screen. He had a brilliant career which saw him win a Golden Globe for the TV series Flo as well as appearing in several other shows over the course of the 60’s, 70’s, and even the 80’s. According to a family friend, he passed away on Tuesday from natural causes at the age of 79 and he is survived by his wife Paula Hochhalter, Juliette Lewis and nine other children with three of them also being actors (Lightfield, Matthew, and Dierdre). One of the cool things I found out is that he is sort of a New Englander as he was born in San Diego, but he lived in Rhode Island until he was ten years old. His daughter Juliette left a touching tribute on her Instagram page which you can see below. R.I.P. Geoffrey Lewis (1935-2015)

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