Acclaimed actor Philip Baker Hall has died, aged 90
A memorable face and a hell of a performer.
Acclaimed actor Philip Baker Hall has passed away.
He was 90 years old.
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times broke the sad news on Twitter on Monday evening (13 June), noting that Baker Hall passed away "peacefully" on Sunday.
"My neighbour, friend, and one of the wisest, most talented and kindest people I've ever met. Philip Baker Hall, died peacefully last night," wrote Farmer.
"He was surrounded by loved ones. The world has an empty space in it."
My neighbor, friend, and one of the wisest, most talented and kindest people I’ve ever met, Philip Baker Hall, died peacefully last night. He was surrounded by loved ones. The world has an empty space in it. pic.twitter.com/pBCaILjHPT
— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) June 13, 2022
Born in 1931, the prolific American actor leaves behind a comprehensive and highly impressive body of work.
Among his numerous film credits are standout performances in Midnight Run, The Rock, Air Force One, The Truman Show, Rush Hour, Enemy of the State, The Insider, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Zodiac, and Argo.
Baker Hall was also well-regarded for his work with indie director Paul Thomas Anderson, stealing scenes in Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia.
On TV, he made appearances in Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, Modern Family, Miami Vice, Cheers, The West Wing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Newsroom, BoJack Horseman and many, many more productions.