The lack of George Segal centric content here is… shameful. As an actor, Segal first entered my personal consciousness during childhood thanks to regular airings of the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!. To be honest, it this this persona that defined the actor for me for a long, long time. As I’ve grown, I slowly jumped into his early work and while I’m still very much a neophyte, there’s so much here to love.
If You Can Only Watch One Movie:
I can only give one answer: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966). The drama blew me away when I found my way to it last year (Late again, I know!) during a deep dive into director Mike Nichols. The feature is a dynamic, fiery and complex look at relationships and is truly a thing to behold. It’s weird and uncomfortable, but at the same time, it’s a fascinating watch. Segal could have easily found himself lost in the sea of star power that is Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, but he very much holds his own. This is a movie that must be seen to be believed.
However, from The Owl and the Pussycat, to California Split, Fun with Dick and Jane, and King Rat, there really is something for almost every sensibility playing on TCM today.
What movies are on your “Don’t Miss” list? Let us know in the comments.
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