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George Peppard: A True Hollywood Legend!

by  |  April 13th, 2016  |  Blog

George Peppard, ‘Colonel Hannibal Smith’… A B Movie legend!

Alright, so I suspect that for most of you, you probably recognize him as, ‘Colonel: Hannibal Smith’ in the classic 80s action TV series: ‘The A-Team’! And you know what? He was truly awesome in that role, but there was so much more to this actor then meets the eye!

Now I first caught wind of Mr. Peppard’s other amazing films when I happened to be at a convention a few years ago with my buddy Matthew Dowling (the head of ABM, and from PodcastZero fame) and got a chance to meet the always awesome, Sybil Danning (Hercules) and got her to sign a copy of, Battle Beyond The Stars (1980)!

George Peppard as, ‘Cowboy’ in, ‘Battle Beyond The Stars’!

Now in this movie, Mr. Peppard played the role of, ‘Cowboy’… Basically think, ‘Han Solo’ in Star Wars… But he just played the role so well, making the role of a, ‘rogue’ a sarcasticly humorous, (I know that is not a word… But still…) That role he played was just awesome, and I could definitely see why he was cast for: ‘The A-Team’!

The next thing that I saw him in was, Damnation Alley (1977), and this one was yet again another awesome movie, in which he did a great job in! Ok, so here is what I mean…

George Peppard as: ‘Major Eugene Denton’, along with Jan-Michael Vincent and Paul Winfield in the late 70s post apocalyptic classic, ‘Damnation Alley’!

So Peppard plays the role of, ‘Major Euguene Denton’, a stuffed shirt, by the book, ‘Air Force Officer’ who survives a post atomic holocaust and is building a machine that will hopefully get him and his group to the known surviving group of Americans!

Now the thing that I really liked about his role in this movie is the depth that he gave to this character… What I mean by this, is that, in the beginning he is a pain in the ass that most people wouldn’t really care about getting along with… But as the movie goes on, he becomes connected with the group in a way that I have to say that I am really impressed with and the edge that Mr. Peppard brought to the character is just awesome!

Ok, finally the last movie that I am going to have to say that is a completely different type of movie that I never would have anticipated that he would do, (I know… Never judge a book by it’s cover, am I right?) Well that movie is… Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)!

George Peppard with Audrey Hepburn in, ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ (1961)!

This maybe one of the greatest romance movies of all time! And in this movie, George Peppard plays a writer who moves in to the building of a slightly off woman (played by: Audrey Hepburn.) He ultimately ends up falling in love with this woman, and she takes him for a ride!

All of these movies are pretty awesome, and there are so much more from the amazing actor… For more information, please check this out!


Nathan Strack

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