Monday, September 9, 2013

Four Decades of Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston is my all-time favorite actor.  If you have seen the new movie version of "The Great Gatsby" with Tobey Maguire playing Nick Carraway, you need to go back and watch the 1974 version in which Sam Waterston plays Nick.  In my mind, Sam Waterston WAS Nick Carraway.  I thought he was perfect!  I just couldn't believe Tobey Maguire in the part (my young niece couldn't either; she shouted out "there's Spiderman!")

Now Sam Waterston is in a terrific new show, "The Newsroom".  Here's a clip where he appears with Jane Fonda and Jeff Daniels.  (Warning:  one bad word is used.)

This is Sam Waterston in 1974, playing Nick Carraway in "The Great Gatsby".

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