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Entertainment Oscar-Nominated Bonnie and Clyde Actor Michael J. Pollard Dies at 80

22:20  22 november  2019
22:20  22 november  2019 Source:   people.com

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Michael J . Pollard , who rose to fame in the 1967 hit film “ Bonnie and Clyde ” as C.W. Moss, the dimwitted gas But his performance in “ Bonnie and Clyde ,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor , raised his profile — and changed the way Hollywood saw him.

Michael J . Pollard , who gave an Oscar - nominated performance in 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde , has died . He was 80 . His death was confirmed by director Rob Zombie, who mourned the actor on Facebook. Zombie and Pollard worked together on the director’s 2003 cult horror movie House of

Michael J. Pollard, who gave an Oscar-nominated performance in 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde, has died. He was 80.

Michael J. Pollard et al. looking at the camera: Oscar-Nominated Bonnie and Clyde Actor Michael J. Pollard Dies at 80 © Provided by Meredith Corporation Oscar-Nominated Bonnie and Clyde Actor Michael J. Pollard Dies at 80

His death was confirmed by director Rob Zombie, who mourned the actor on Facebook. Zombie and Pollard worked together on the director’s 2003 cult horror movie House of 1000 Corpses.

“We have lost another member of our HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES family. I woke up to the news that Michael J. Pollard had died. I have always loved his work and his truly unique on screen presence. He was one of the first actors I knew I had to work with as soon as I got my first film off the ground. He will be missed,” he wrote.

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Actor Michael J . Pollard , who appeared in " Bonnie and Clyde " in 1967, has died at the age of 80 . Pollard received an Academy Award nomination for his role as a gas station attendant turned Oscar - nominated actor Robert Forster died October 11 after a battle with brain cancer. He was 78.

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Pollard’s death comes just two months after his costar from the film, Sid Haig, died in late September, also at 80.

Michael J. Pollard wearing a hat: Michael J. Pollard | Frazer Harrison/Getty © Frazer Harrison/Getty Michael J. Pollard | Frazer Harrison/Getty

The late actor was best known for his performance as C.W. Moss in Bonnie and Clyde opposite Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. His character was based on the real-life W.D. Jones, who served as accomplice to the infamous outlaws.

Pollard was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars and the Golden Globes. He won the BAFTA Awards for most promising newcomer to leading film roles after the movie.

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Trade magazine ad promoting Pollard 's nomination for Best Supporting Actor Oscar in " Bonnie and Clyde ". Actor Michael J . Pollard has passed away from cardiac arrest at age 80 . Pollard 's unique look and acting style propelled him to fame in the 1960s.

Michael J . Pollard , the actor best known for his Oscar - nominated performance in 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde , has died . He was 80 . That role went on to earn him Best Supporting Actor nominations at both the Oscars and the Golden Globes, as well as winning him the BAFTA for most promising

Pollard would go on to star in other famous titles like 1987’s Roxanne, 1988’s Scrooged and 1989’s Tango & Cash. He also appeared in 1972’s Dirty Little Billy and 1980’s Melvin and Howard.

Pollard’s most recent movie was 2012’s The Woods.

A celebrated character actor, Pollard also inspired Michael J. Fox to use the letter “J” as his middle initial for his stage name. Fox’s real middle name is Andrew, though he chose to honor Pollard instead of keeping it.

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