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Welcome to ODYSSEY ~ KEIR DULLEA ONLINE @keirdullea.org a site dedicated to the career of actor Keir Dullea. Best known for his role as Commander Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. In a career that has spanned five decades, Keir has worked in film and television including Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Castle, Damages, The Hoodlum Priest, Bunny Lake Is Missing, The Fox, Paperback Hero, David & Lisa, Madame X, Isn't It Delicious, and the sequel to 2001, 2010: Odyssey Two. Keir's favourite medium is the stage where he's starred in such projects as the original production of Butterflies Are Free, On Golden Pond, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, Doubles, Dr. Cook's Garden, I Never Sang for My Father, The Shawshank Redemption, Tales from Hollywood, The Cherry Orchard and many other workshop productions.

Upcoming Projects
Film: HBO'S Fahrenheit 451
playing The Historian
Status: Post-Production
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Film: Valley of the Gods
playing Ulim
Status: Pre-Production
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Film: The Path
playing Stephen Meyer
Status: Return 25 January 2017
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Film: April Flowers
playing Mr. X
Year: 2015
Status: Completed
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May.
1st,
2013
Interesting Interpretation of “2001: A Space Odyssey”
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I found an amazing article on one man’s interpretation of Kubrick’s film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. I’ll excerpt it below with a link to the press section with the entire article. The peat I thought was very insightful was the part about Bowman as the Starchild being an almost ‘bumbling, stumbling’ entity denoting man at his worst.

2001: A Space Odyssey a dark visual essay on the failings of mankind Strange Interpretation #3

Posted on April 28, 2013
By Scott Patterson

This leads to the most significant episode, as a troupe of scientists are bound for Jupiter under the care of their ship’s artificial intelligence, HAL-9000. Even amongst impressive space-faring vessels capable of such long journeys, the most impressive specimen of technology is still Hal, a fully functioning and communicating computer that, while dictated by stringent programming and logical directives, still hints at possible emotion and soul thanks to being given a voice and the capacity to think. As Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) explains in an interview with the BBC, Hal acts and sounds like a real person, but they simply do not know if there is any substance within his make up. The culture of clandestine secrecy has apparently not been shed by this point, as we quickly learn that the science team (most of whom are in suspended animation awaiting arrival at the storm planet) do not know what their ultimate destiny is, what they are supposed to do, why they are even going to Jupiter. An apparently erroneous damage report by Hal and hints at the computer’s unreliability from home base are enough to create doubt within the human occupants, and they plot to essentially overthrow Hal and disconnect him if he continues to show signs of malfunction. Unbeknownst to them, the AI has lip read every word, and is now fully aware that there is a threat to his existence.

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  Filed Under: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, CHARACTERS, Commander Dave Bowman, FILM, FILMS, KEIR DULLEA

Apr.
3rd,
2013
Keir To Be in “Infinitely Polar Bear” With Mark Ruffalo
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Mia Dillon, Keir’s wife, just posted to the Keir Dullea Appreciation Society, Keir has booked a new film playing actor Mark Ruffalo’s father in INFINITELY POLAR BEAR. I love Ruffalo an it’s going to be a pleasure watching these two together. Thanks Mia for letting us know.

  Filed Under: FILMS, Infinitely Polar Bear, KEIR DULLEA, Mia Dillon

Apr.
1st,
2013
Jim Parrack On Playing Keir Dullea
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I don’t know what it is about this guy, but he just makes me hate him every single time I find he’s opened his mouth about playing Keir in the new biopic Sal based on the life of actor Sal Mineo. Who is Jim Parrack? He’s well known for playing the part of loser Hoyt Fortenberry on the HBO blood sucking series True Blood. Why do I hate him? Because I think he’s one of the most narcissistic human beings I’ve ever had the chance to see. According to him he didn’t want to contact Keir about playing him because he felt he didn’t need to. More below the cut.

Actor on Sex Scene with Ryan Kwanten and Sal Mineo Biopic

Actor Jim Parrack, who plays vampire-smitten Hoyt Fortenberry on the HBO hit True Blood, talks about a sex scene he recently filmed with costar Ryan Kwanten as well as his role in James Franco’s upcoming film about murdered gay actor Sal Mineo in an interview with New York magazine.

Parrack is asked about the sex scene, which happened during a dream had by Jason Stackhouse (Kwanten’s character). “I still haven’t seen that, but to play the cowgirl straddling my buddy?” he says with a laugh. “That was a very interesting scene to shoot, to say the least.”

Parrack also appears in close friend James Franco’s upcoming film, Sal, as actor Keir Dullea. The film, which chronicles the last days of actor Mineo as he was appearing in the play P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival later this month.

“There’s some great material,” Parrack says of the screenplay, adapted from Michael Gregg Michaud’s highly regarded biography. “It’s amazing to me that Sal Mineo was getting nominated for Oscars [for 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause and 1960’s Exodus] but then when he came out as a homosexual, he lost everything.”

He also gives a shout-out to actor Val Lauren, who plays Mineo. “He is going to fucking blow people’s minds,” Parrack says. “He is going to break your heart and make you fall in love with Sal — how he kept his dream alive, how he wasn’t bitter, how he wasn’t blaming anyone, up to that last tragic moment.”

Asked if he sought advice from Dullea, who starred in the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey and costarred in Mineo’s last play, Parrack says no. “Look, if I do that, he might tell me things that could go against my instinct. I don’t know if he was bisexual, but I sensed that about him, so I took that idea to James, and we incorporated that. Not in an obvious way, not that I’m flirting with boys, but just suggesting that it’s possible.”

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Keir Dullea (left) starred as Lewis in the film 'Welcome to Blood City' in 1977. Jim Parrack (right) plays Dullea in the biopic 'Sal' directed by James Franco.
Keir Dullea (left) starred as Lewis in the film ‘Welcome to Blood City’ in 1977. Jim Parrack (right) plays Dullea in the biopic ‘Sal’ directed by James Franco.

Okay Parrack is a whack nutter. First of all saying that to consult with Keir would “go against my instinct” is plainly stupid. If the person you’re playing is still alive, as an actor he should have at least had the courtesy to seek Keir out to ask him what he was feeling, thinking, being at the time the film’s events take place. Secondly, Parrack claims he felt a ‘homosexual’ vibe from Keir is just plainly idiotic. If he’d at least taken the time to IMDB Keir, he’d have found out Keir had been married rour times, including his current wife, Mia Dillon. Not to mention at the time of Mineo’s death, Keir had been married to Susie, a marriage that lasted 27 years till her death in 1997. Thirdly, I have no idea where Franco got the idea that Parrack even looked like Keir. When IMDBing Parrack, I found out he is at least 6’4″ which places him at least three inches taller than Keir at 6’1′. Parrack also is bigger physically than Keir. He also just doesn’t have that gentility Keir possesses. The photo above shows what Keir looked like circa 1977, about the time the Franco film takes place.

Personally I think Parrack is a jerk. Certainly the play Keir was perparing at the time of Mineo’s death was P.S. YOUR CAT IS DEAD, a play Keir originated on Broadway with actor Tony Musante. The theme of the play involves homosexual undertones, but for Parrack to state he ‘feels that homosexual vibe’ means he does not understand the nature of acting. Part of that is to research your topic or character. If a doctor, you read books on being a doctor. If a firefighter, hang out for a time with firefighters. Lots of actors do it. When Angela Bassett played rock icon Tina Turner in the film What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Bassett consulted Turner and received some insight from the singer. Same when Tom Hanks played Jim Lovell in the film “Apollo 13,” he met with the astronaut many times to discuss what happened on that ill-fated flight. It just galls me that Parrack is being so conceited to think he doesn’t have to meet with Keir, a real person, about playing him. For that reason alone I can say I hate Parrack with a passion. Thank goodness he’s off of True Blood because I really didn’t care for his character.

  Filed Under: KEIR DULLEA, Mia Dillon, P..S. Your Cat Is Dead, THEATRE, THEATRE

Mar.
4th,
2013
Keir & Mia At The Westport Women’s Club
  Posted By: keir dullea online |      1 Comment

Keir and Mia were at the Westport Women’s Club today and we have two revelations. One is that Keir said, “it never occurred to me that you could get paid for having fun.” And from Mia we learn she is a licensed acupuncturist. I’m wondering if that is how Mia is keeping Keir looking so youthful. If anyone has anything else from this event please feel free to post in comments.

  • [ 001 ] EVENTS: 03/04/2013 – KEIR & MIA AT THE WESTPORT WOMEN’S CLUB

Well known husband and wife theater and film performers Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon told approximately 100 attendees at the Westport Woman’s Club today of their theatrical careers.  Dullea, referring to his early youth introduction to the theater, said, 'it never occurred to me that you could get paid for having fun. In addition to theater talk, Dillon said she is also active in a part-time career as a licensed acupuncturist in Manhattan. She pursued that career when Meryl Streep once told her that women in their 40s and 50s do not get many roles. 'That’s when I got the idea that i ought to pursue another interest— acupuncture,' she said. - Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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  Filed Under: KEIR DULLEA, Mia Dillon

Mar.
3rd,
2013
Keir Dullea Photo of the Week
  Posted By: keir dullea online |      1 Comment

I thought I’d do this here since it’s been a success on some of my other sites. So here we go. Each Sunday I’m going to choose one photo of Keir as a Photo Of The Week. You can comment on it if you like or discuss the character and or project it’s from. So without further adieu here is the first of many…hopefully.

Keir Dullea as Paul Lyman from the 'Law & Order' eleventh season episode Hubris.
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Keir Dullea as Paul Lyman in the LAW & ORDER episode Hubris

The first image is from the eleventh season of LAW & ORDER. The episode is Hubris. Keir portrayed a defense attorney who was helping a pro se defendant who allegedly committed four cold blooded murders. So let’s know what you felt about Keir in this episode. I’ll answer as the comments come in.

  Filed Under: Law & Order, Paul Lyman, TELEVISION, TELEVISION


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