Saturday, November 8, 2008
RIP Rudy Ray Moore
No other film actor in Hollywood history had more of an influence on me during my college years than Rudy Ray Moore.
Dolemite, The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw, Monkey Hustle...
We would watch these shits blazed as mofos on the riz-neg.
But Avenging Disco Godfather was the one we always would return to time and again: a movie that will either have you howling with laughter or curling up in a ball of fright, depending on who you are as a person.
This is better than Coppola's Godfather in my estimation.
"Put yo' weight on it!"
Rudy Ray Moore died on October 19 at age 81 from complications from diabetes. He will be missed.
Listen to one of RRM's best comedy albums on this great blog: