That Guy Dick Miller

That Guy Dick Miller ★★★★★

HoopTober 6.0 - 20 of 33 (Category: Dick Miller)

A haiku review:

The working actor
You always recognize him
That guy Dick Miller

I have always had a special love for character actors and actresses. You know, the ones that make you go, "Oh! It's that guy from that thing!" Regretfully, I tend to forget names. But Dick Miller? His is a name and a face that I've never forgotten. Thinking back, it was probably a Joe Dante film, either The Howling or Gremlins that first made me notice him. Ever since, when he appears on the screen, a grin appears on my face.

This documentary and retrospective of his lengthy career was a spot-on love letter to Dick, and it was made even better by having him in it to tell his own story in his own wry and witty way. So many films like this are sadly done posthumously and can feel incomplete. It was a great loss to everyone when he left us in January of this year. There will never be another like him.

Definitely watch this documentary whenever you can. If you're like me, you'll laugh, you'll learn new things about him, and you may even get a bit misty eyed. In the end, it's perfect way to honor Dick Miller and his career and his life.