The Actor Spotlight: Philip Baker Hall

Travis McClain

Bats: R, Throws: R. How Acquired: Traded for a player to be named later. I hold a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Louisville, earned in history. I have lived with Crohn's disease since 2005, and chronic depression since my youth. I bring into each film that I view a world view shaped by those and other parts of my background. I try to be mindful of the socio-political themes and implications of movies, intended or otherwise, and that surely shows in my blog pieces. I also love doughnuts.

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3 Responses

  1. David says:

    Don’t forget, he was also Mr. Bookman.

  2. David, in my earliest draft of this piece I did include a reference to that appearance! I removed it because I felt that the emphasis here on Flickchart should be on his film roles, but I think it’s safe to say that “Mr. Bookman” is probably the role that a lot of people instantly associate with Hall.

  3. Nigel Druitt says:

    I love that guy. :)
    (And yes, I did know him by name.)