Wednesday, August 12, 2015

St. Elsewhere star Norman Lloyd featured in Trainwreck

St. Elsewhere star and Hollywood legend Norman Lloyd shows off his considerable comedic talents in his latest film role in Trainwreck.

Trainwreck's Judd Apatow, Norman Lloyd, and Amy Schumer
(image borrowed from thedailybeast.com)
Should've had this post up almost a month ago, but it's never too late to celebrate the great Norman Lloyd, who, at the age of 99, experienced his first taste of improvisational comedy film-making in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, starring Amy Schumer.

St. Elsewhere fans know how funny Norman Lloyd can be from his role as Dr. Daniel Auschlander, the liver specialist and Chief of Services who was originally slated to die of cancer after four episodes, but experienced "the longest remission in television history" and survived six seasons until he succumbed from a stroke in the series finale.

Now, at age 100, the press is celebrating that a) this centenarian is still working, and b) there's someone making movies in Hollywood who worked with Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, and Charlie Chaplin, and who still turns in a great interview. Lloyd has a well-deserved reputation as one of Hollywood's greatest storytellers, and as evidenced by this clip from an interview with DP/30, he's as sharp as ever. And he still plays tennis twice a week.


Accordingly, the story of Lloyd has made its way around the Internet. Check out this selection of features about the St. Elsewhere star and his role in Trainwreck:

Norman Lloyd on 'Trainwreck,' Hitchcock, Welles and 100 years - NJ.com

TV and Film Legend Norman Lloyd On His Latest Film “Trainwreck” - KTLA.com

“Trainwreck”: Brilliant Comedy Features Veteran Actor Norman Lloyd, Age 100 - Showbiz 411

Trainwreck’s 100-Year-Old Co-Star - AdWeek FishbowlNY

Meet Hollywood’s Oldest Working Actor - The Daily Beast

‘Trainwreck’ Review: Amy Schumer Shoots And Scores In Winning Romantic Comedy - Deadline

Norman Lloyd on 'Trainwreck', Hitchcock, Welles and 100 Years - Hitchcock's Vertigo