RIP James Rebhorn

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  1. Starbreaker

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    You may remember Mr. Rebhorn from Homeland, Independence Day, The Talented Mr. Ripley or countless other things.
     
  2. Emh

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    Damn, that sucks. He was a great character actor.

    Rest in peace. :(
     
  3. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Co-Founder of ISIS Moderator

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    I wasn't aware of who he was by name, but as soon as I saw the picture I knew him from a ton of films and TV shows I loved. That's a shame. RIP, sir.
     
  4. auntiehill

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    Aww, that's too bad. I recognized his face right away.
     
  5. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    I had forgotten that he was in Homeland, but I liked him in Independence Day.

    Sad news. :(
     
  6. Random_Spock

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    RIP sir :(. Who did he play in Independence Day?
     
  7. Timby

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    Mr. Nimzicki, the Secretary of Defense who concealed the existence of Area 51 from the President.
     
  8. Gary Mitchell

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    Rest in peace. I learned Mr. Rebhorn's name awhile ago since he's been in so many things.
     
  9. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    He will be missed.

    Known in the novelization of the film as "The Iron Sphincter."
     
  10. Neroon

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    He also played Harrison Storms - one of the head design engineers of of North American Aviation- in the episode "Apollo One" of the miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"
     
  11. Random_Spock

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    Thanks Timby. I'll have to watch the movie again and see if I can spot him.
     
  12. Timby

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    Don't worry, it won't be a matter of "spotting" him; he's easily a secondary character with as much screentime as Robert Loggia or Mary McDonnell.
     
  13. 1001001

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    "That's not...entirely...accurate."

    RIP
     
  14. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I think he was one of the best things about Scent of a Woman. I liked him a lot.
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Y_flM4ZNw[/yt]
     
  15. LeadHead

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    RIP, Mr. Rebhorn. I enjoyed his work in Independence Day, Boston Legal and White Collar.
     
  16. Tosk

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    It isn't one of his meatier roles, but it's hard for me not to think of him as the D.A. in the finale of Seinfeld.

    R.I.P.
     
  17. Foxhot

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    Rebhorn's character in INDEPENDENCE DAY survives, but he's conspicuously missing from the end celebration. Rather like Paul Gleason vanishing just before the final terrorist attacks in DIE HARD.

    Rebhorn was also movingly good in his bit part in LORENZO'S OIL....
     
  18. tighr

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    Well sure he survives, but unlike the countless millions of people who died in the alien attacks, Nimzicki was fired! He's probably off in the corner sulking.
     
  19. Enterprise is Great

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    Deadline.com posted an obit written by James Rebhorn. Here's the text of it.

     
  20. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Co-Founder of ISIS Moderator

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    What do you mean? McClain refused to deal with him on the radio anymore, insisting on only talking to Powell, but Robinson was still around the whole time and made multiple appearances from his arrival to the end of the film. He ordered the armored car/SWAT attack and complained about the glass from the C4 explosion McClain caused. He said McClain "just let him die" when Hans shot Ellis. He said "I guess we're gonna need some more FBI guys" when Hans blew the roof and the helicopter. He was there to say "I hope that's not a hostage" when Hans fell from the building. And he confronted McClain before Karl came running out of the building and Powell shot him at the end. What part did he vanish from?