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Peter Sellers may hog all the glory for playing three roles in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, but it’s Sterling Hayden’s Gen. Jack D. Ripper who keeps appearing in different manifestations down through the years. Hayden is one of the few players in Strangelove who doesn’t let on any awareness of the joke, so his all-American know-nothing paranoia perfectly presages every solemn, irrational conspiracy purveyor to come. Do you think they conserve precious bodily fluids at tea parties? Laurelhurst.
- Best paired with: A glass of water, Mandrake.
- Also showing: Clash of the Titans (Kennedy School), The Ghost Writer (Academy, Laurelhurst), Greenberg (Academy, Laurelhurst, Mission).