Larry Hankin

Every once in a while we come across a wonderful actor whose career should be an inspiration to other actors. It’s usually one of those men or women whose face you recognise but can’t quite place the name.

Today it’s the turn of Larry Hankin.

Here are the names of some of the roles he has played during his 40+ year career – can you work out his niche? –

The Homeless Guy, Drunk, Joe the Bum, Crusty, Homeless Man God, Bearded Man, Toothless, Bearded Homeless Guy, Gaunt Gary, Old Joe, Sex Shop Owner, Fudgie, Wild Mel.

He has worked with Rob Reiner, Woody Allen, John Hughes, John Huston, Clint Eastwood and Larry David. He has appeared in hits and duds, movies and tv, one day roles and recurring roles, but most importantly he has kept working and working and working.

Plus he was Oscar nominated for a short film he wrote, produced and directed – SOLLY’S DINER.

Click here for a video interview with the man himself. Genius.

And here is his website.

May he long continue to entertain us all.

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