Jack Palance (1919 – 2006)


Jack Palance passed away today.  Rest in Peace!

He starred in many roles on television and in the movies, but one of his most famous was as Jack Wilson, in Shane, in 1953.

Jack Wilson, the legendary gunfighter from Cheyenne, is the standard by which all other outlaws must be measured. A lean, black-garbed desperado with cold eyes and a devilish grin, Wilson confronts his prey with threats muttered in a soft, guttural growl that exudes intimidation. Though he doesn’t appear until nearly an hour into the film, and speaks only 12 lines before perishing in the climactic showdown, Palance earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


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