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Rip Torn
Biographical Information

Sex:M
Age:80
Birth Date:February 6, 1931
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Horse - Yang
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Occupation:Actor

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RIP TORN
Rip Torn

Biography:Rip Torn (born February 6, 1931), born Elmore Rual Torn in Temple, Texas, is an American film actor. He may be best known for playing Agent Z in the feature film Men in Black, but has also starred in TV series such as HBO's The Larry Sanders Show. He has more recently appeared in the Ben Stiller movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story as Patches O'Houlihan. He can now be seen as the Commissioner on GSN's Extreme Dodgeball. His next film appearance will be as King Louis XV in Sofia Coppola's forthcoming film Marie-Antoinette.

After having attended Texas A&M, Torn majored in animal husbandry at The University of Texas at Austin. Following graduation, Torn relocated from his native Texas to give Hollywood a shot, which meant pounding the pavement through auditions and supporting himself at another time. He made his debut in Baby Doll and appearances on television. Realizing that the way to success was a hard one, Torn headed to New York where he studied at the Actors Studio under Lee Strasberg and started becoming a prolific stage actor before moving back into television and film.

He has been a distinctive character actor in numerous films since then, often showing up well in roles like the rich, sleazy New Orleans blackmailer Slade opposite Steve McQueen and Karl Malden in 1965's The Cincinnati Kid. In 1972 he won rave reviews for his portrayal of a country & western singer in the low-key cult film Payday. He received what many felt was a long-overdue Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1983 film Cross Creek. For his scene-stealing supporting role as talk show producer Artie in The Larry Sanders Show, Torn received six consecutive Emmy award nominations as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and won the award once, in 1996. He also won an American Comedy Award for that role.

In 1988, he made a once-off, ill-received venture into directing with the unsuccessful Whoopi Goldberg comedy The Telephone.

Torn was married to actress Ann Wedgeworth from 1956 to 1961, whom he divorced to marry the Oscar-winning actress Geraldine Page. He and Page remained married until her death in 1987.

His cousin, the Oscar-winning actress Sissy Spacek, was introduced to the entertainment business through him and she was able to enroll in Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio and then the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Marie-Antoinette (2006)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Men in Black II (2002)
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
Hercules (1997)
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Cross Creek (1983)
Heartland (1981)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Chinese Horoscope for Rip Torn
Includes characteristics and Vices
Rip Torn's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 30, 1930 - February 16, 1931
Birthday: February 6, 1931

The Horse is a Yang,
and is the Seventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Persuasivness
Autonomy
Popularity
Style
Dexterity
Accomplishment
Vices:
Selfishness
Unscrupulousness
Rebellion
Haste
Anxiety
Pragmatism


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Rip Torn's Personality Tarot Card The Fool - Personality Card

Birthday: February 6, 1931

The beginning of a cycle or an adventure; a risk must be taken.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Rip Torn's Growth Tarot Card The Hanged Man

Birthday: February 6, 2011

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

 

 

 

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