WTF Happened to Tim Curry?

WTF Happened to Tim Curry?

Tim Curry is a familiar and popular face if you're an 80's or 90's kid. First breakthrough as Dr. Frank N. Furter in the musical stage show The Rocky Horror Show, when it made its way to the big screen, Curry was a natural to reprise his role. The resulting movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show, was only a moderate success, but a mad cult grew up around the film, earning it a place in history. By the looks of it, it's arguably the greatest cult film of all time, and it holds a record for the longest theatrical run of any film, having been theatrically available continuously since its debut in 1975. Halloween revivals of film are a popular tradition, and the film would not have had the staying power if Curry hadn't been eye-catching.

An interesting career began for Curry, initially specializing in villains. He created an unforgettable darkness in Ridley Scott's Legend and Rooster in John Houstons annie. He also began to achieve significant success in comedy, playing the slick butler Wadsworth in The Lover a notice. In the 1990s he began to specialize in feature films as a character actor The Hunt for Red October, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Muppet Treasure Island (as Long John Silver) and more. However, there is one role other than Frank N. Furter that he remembers; it's Pennywise the Clown in the legendary TV movie version of IT. His Pennywise haunted the dreams of many kids, including most of us here at JoBlo.

In recent years, the beloved star has been sidelined by a massive stroke that has left him limited to voice acting. In this episode of WTF happened to this celebrity (written by Brad Hamerly, produced and narrated by Taylor James Johnson and edited by Kier Gomes) we examine Curry's life and legacy.

What is your favorite Tim Curry role? Let us know in the comments!

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