Charlie don’t surf

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Actor Sam Bottoms died of a brain tumor yesterday. The name probably doesn’t ring a bell, but Bottoms had roles in some of my favorite all-time movies, including “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”

However, he will always be remembered as Lance Johnson, the surfing champion who finds himself ordered to hang 10 in the middle of a firefight in “Apocalypse Now.” Easily one of the coolest sequences ever filmed.

Sam Bottoms, Film and TV Actor, Dies at 53 [NYT]


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