Penn Gone, Slater Forgotten


As you probably all know by now, actor Chris Penn passed yesterday. The above photo from a Reuters obit features "actor Chris Penn (R) and an unidentified actor." Without too much squinting, you should be able to discern that "unidentified actor" is obscure character actor Christian Slater, Penn's castmate in Masked and Anonymous, who was last seen trying to segue into the more lucrative field of cameraphone movie trailer piracy.

On the matter of obituaries, the LAT has a detailed one (in contrast to the quickie AP version from yesterday, which initially didn't even include any of Penn's credits), while the Times Online UK couldn't be bothered to squeeze his name into the headline for "Sean Penn's younger brother found dead." Nice Guy Eddie deserved better.