Cult Movie Actor Is Very Sick

[BuzzFoto] This A list actor from several cult-favorite movies is dealing with a rare health condition that is affecting his work. He’s terrified for anyone outside of his camp to know that he is sick because it could affect future roles. 642

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  • Ralphie

    Ugh, so sad.

    Tim Curry? Cult films being Rocky Horror and Clue…

  • jackedup

    I mean Daniel DAY* Lewis :\

  • stolidog

    “A List” and “cult-favorite” seem completely at odds with one another, so I can’t even imagine a guess. Pattinson? Are those really “cult-favorite” movies?

  • FunnelK8

    Tim Curry? I hope not because I LOVE him, but when he guest-starred on Criminal Minds a year or 2 ago he did not look well…or at least did not look like he aged well…sad.

    • NeedNoStinkinBadges

      I thought of him too. Definitely A list. Big Lebowski, Tron are cult hits.

    • Beans345

      jeff bridges was my first thought but he seems to be one of the most down-to-earth people in hollywood, so im not sure he would have this reaction. he seems like the kind of guy who would either be honest about this with the public, or deal with it privately and worry about his health and family rather than his career.

  • chicky

    tim curry was my first thought

  • Spanx101

    Tom Cruise has been in a few cult favourite movies, I’m gonna guess him.

  • ZigZagZoey

    I hope it isn’t Keanu Reeves.

  • AllisWells

    Bruce Campbell from the Evil Dead Movies comes to mind. Get well soon – whoever this is!

    • MOJOMAN69

      This is who I was thinking and thought I’d catch sh*t for calling him A LIST. I hope it is not him.

      • PandoraWolf

        Bruce Campbell is SO “A” list. His CHIN is on the “A” list. Bruce Campbell’s severed hand is “A” list.

        PLEASE not him.

      • AllisWells

        Bruce Campbell is so “A”, that cabin in the woods is on the “A” list. Take that Candy Spelling and Petra ‘Formula 1′ Cobblestone.

      • ladymarmalade

        I thought of him first, too. I hate these sort of things. Like it’s not bad enough they are sick, but then people have to whisper about it? Whoever you are, get well soon!

      • AllisWells

        Bruce Campbell is definitely A-list in terms of cult-favorite movie actors. other guesses are good but this guy is on the top of my list.

    • jeannie

      He’s the first actor I thought of. He’s A list when it comes to cult films at least! Hope it’s not him though.

  • justguessing2

    Johnny Depp? I hope not but he is A list & has done a TON of movies. I hope whomever it is gets better. It’s sad you aren’t allowed to be human in Hollywood.

  • justguessing2

    Whoever…whomever doesn’t sound right. Sorry, had to
    Fix that

  • Marina

    Hope it’s not Jack Nicholson. And I don’t believe he’d care about future movie roles.

  • acerbicnymph

    John Travolta? Cult classics being Grease and Pulp Fiction.

  • bengalcat

    I think this is Brad Pitt
    Cult movies: Seven, Fight Club and a Guy Richie movie….can’t remember the name.

    It says rare health “condition”, not disease…as in something picked up in all of his foreign travels, perhaps??

    He is always shown camping or camping out while helping others

  • kruiz91

    Aw, this makes me sad :( Edward Norton?

  • irishmarty

    Christopher Walken?

  • NeedNoStinkinBadges

    Is Christopher Guest A list? If so I’d say him because all those mockumentaries are cult hits.

  • waz101

    Only remotely A-List actor I can think of with a lot of Cult Movies in his repertoire is Bruce Willis ( The 5th Element, 12 Monkeys etc ).

  • stolidog

    I don’t understand any of these guesses. Depp, Walken, Travolta, Reeves, Pitt, Curry, etc….Talk about being all over the place.

  • NeedNoStinkinBadges

    I thought of another possibility–Bill Murray.

    • kaduffy

      This is who I thought it was too. Camp = Meatballs? And Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Zombieland and some other of his serious/dramatic roles were arguably cult films. Not picking up on the “future” reference, though.

  • emeraldeil

    Steve Buscemi he looks kinda sick to me lately.

  • vandra

    Jeff Bridges? He’s had his share of cult favorites, specifically The Big Lebowski.

  • geewhiz

    Whoever this is, it makes me sad and I wish them the best.

  • julio2

    Dan Akroyd, maybe? Very sad whoever it is…

    • MissTearsForFears

      I met him last year, and he seemed to be in good shape. He has his pretty successful side ventures like his vodka and the House of Blues, so I don’t know if he’s too worried about movie work.

      I love his movies, and his SNL work. It’d be a shame if it was him

  • Outlineboy

    I think you are all guessing actors that are way too mainstream. Reads to me like it’s someone who’s A-list as a cult film actor. Don’t know who that could be right now but it’s not someone like Depp, Cruise, Bridges, etc.

  • CindyBman

    The way this is written, it sounds to me like the actor is A list FROM his cult movies, like that’s what he’s know for, not for the occasional cult hit. Yes I have alot of time on my hands — here is a list I found of the top 50 cult movies (I removed any that were made prior to 1950):

    This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    Harold and Maude (1971)
    Pink Flamingos (1972)
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
    Repo Man (1984)
    Scarface (1983)
    Blade Runner (1982)
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
    Brazil (1985)
    Eraserhead (1977)
    Faster, Pussy-Cat! Kill! Kill! (1966)
    The Warriors (1979)
    Dazed and Confused (1993)
    Hard-Boiled (1992)
    Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)
    The Mack (1973)
    Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
    Akira (1988)
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    The Wiz (1978)
    Clerks (1994)
    The Harder They Come (1973)
    Slap Shot (1977)
    Re-Animator (1985)
    Grey Gardens (1976)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)
    Withnail & I (1987)
    Showgirls (1995)
    A Bucket of Blood (1959)
    They Live (1988)
    The Best of Everything (1959)
    Barbarella (1968)
    Heathers (1989)
    Rushmore (1998)
    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
    Love Streams (1984)
    Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987)
    Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)
    Walking and Talking (1996)
    The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years (1988)
    Friday (1995)
    Faces of Death, Vol. 1 (1978)

    • amagod121

      You neglected to add “Mommy Dearest.” Who could possibly forget the cult line, “No more wire hangers!”

      Okay, back to earth. I’ll go with Tim Curry.

      But if James Spader was A-list, I’d go with him. He’s looked ill for a while (bloated, pale, losing hair.) He changed a LOT in looks between 2 and 3rd season of Boston Legal.

  • gardena

    So any guesses for the rare health condition?

  • NomiMalone

    Jim Carrey

    Cult Movies: Dumb & Dumber, Ace Ventura, The Mask, Liar Liar, Cable Guy…the list could go on…

    Yes he is A-List, he’s Jim freaking Carrey, the end. and he gets around $25 million per film.

    He has a very hard time with severe depression, which Jenny McCarthy said was a big part of the reason they broke up after 5 years. She said he literally holes himself up in hotels for periods of time and will not answer her or anyones calls. A psychological issue is still a health issue and it would definitly affect future roles. I am a huge Jim Carrey fan and a lot of fans have been concerned about him for a while, thinking he’s going “insane”, always tweeting strange things, not being as active in films as he could be (this could be the reason) it could be psychological health, physical health or a combination of both that contribute to Jim’s depression which affect his career

    • CindyBman

      I really like this guess

      • Katmandu

        Depression is not rare. One out of ten Americans over age 21 are on some kind of medication for it, I heard.

      • NomiMalone

        Just pointing out, I never said depression was the ONLY thing Jim could be going through or that it was rare. His severe depression and strange acting out was just part of how I arrived at my guess.

        -The blind does not say the health condition is threatening to his life, they say it’s threatening to his WORK. Yes he’s depressed but I think there’s something else going on. You know, there are mood disorders or even personality disorders Jim could have developed. Or, like I said, it could be a combination of something physical/psychological.

        -Jim said he started making funny facial expressions/using comedy as a way to make his sick mother laugh/smile when he was young (she eventually died). That is an extremely emotionally heavy thing to deal with at a young age (or any age) and could be a contributing factor to his ongoing struggle he has not yet been able to “control”. A mental health issue is something that could undoubtedly “affect his work”. The man is acting out in such a way that people are genuinely CONCERNED…

        -Some people are guessing actors with maybe one cult film under their belts or not A List. The blind says the A List actor is in SEVERAL cult movies. Cult and “A List” don’t usually go together, however in Jim’s case, they do.

    • ImThinking

      Depression doesn’t sound like a rare health condition but he has been acting very strange lately.

    • CurlEgirl

      Yeah I second that guess…good deduction.

    • Outlineboy

      Nomi…. I don’t think any of those are “Cult” movies… they were all mainstream successes for the most part. Some of those are amoung the highest grossing comedies ever! I think Cable Guy MAY be considered a cult movie by some people, but that’s about it.

      • NomiMalone

        hold up, you don’t consider Dumb & Dumber or Ace Ventura cult comedies? I think it’s a misconception that a cult film is restricted to ones that flopped, got bad reviews, etc. however that’s not true. Oftentimes that’s been the case, but there are ones that are well recieved when released. I googled what is a cult comedy, here’s what I got:

        “A cult film, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a highly devoted but specific group of fans. Often, cult movies have failed to achieve fame outside the small fanbases; however, there have been exceptions that have managed to gain fame among mainstream audiences. Many cult movies have gone on to transcend their original cult status and have become recognized as classics; others are of the “so bad it’s good” variety and are destined to remain in obscurity”

        So yeah, movies that were well recieved on release can be considered cult too :) it’s all about the content. I think Dumb & Dumber is a perfect example of this. That movie, and it’s dumb jokes will live on forever

      • Outlineboy

        No, I don’t consider either of those cult comedies. They had too much mainstream success. I don’t go for cult films myself but I’ve seen both of those. Who hasn’t seen Dumb & Dumber?

        Cult films are movies like Rocky Horror, Harold & Maude, Big Lebowski, Office Space, John Waters and David Cronenberg films and the junk Elvira would show.

        Some cult films are very good. They just play to a select audience.

        Regardless, I stick by my comment that the guesses on here are WAY too mainstream. I would bet just about every mainstream actor has made at least one movie that has a cult following of some kind.

  • ImWearingVersace

    Michael J Fox? Camp = poison ivy. Future = BTTF

  • iheartthisstuff

    Johnny Depp? He’s been looking kind of strange and puffy lately. Hope whoever it is pulls through.

  • zephyr66

    Christopher Lloyd? Not sure he’s A-list, but the word “future” in the blind had me thinking of him (and Michael J Fox’s Parkinson’s disease is pretty well known)

  • ImWearingVersace

    Or maybe Robert Pattinson?

  • SilverOnyx

    Just recently got into the whole blind gossip fun, I’m going with Jake Gyllenhaal for Donnie Darko.

  • raslebol

    Christian Bale ?(cult movies:American Psycho,Newsies,Dark Knight,The Machinist) because of his crazy habit to lose weight or a brain tumor (like his dad)

  • mrkitty

    Geez, the only clue is someone outside his camp – those words seem chosen.

  • nastynate

    I really, really hope this is not John Cusack.

    • PrincessTRex

      I seriously doubt that it is John Cusack. He is currently filming a movie in Alaska. Anyone who is “sick” really can’t handle being outdoors in Alaska, in the winter. I’m leaning towards Tim Curry, myself.

  • mrkitty

    Also – Harrison ford – Indiana and star wars.

  • raslebol

    Robert De Niro (TAXI DRIVER,RAGING BULL….)?

  • hallcat61

    I like the Harrison Ford guess…but Jim Carey is a good one too.

  • goldieb

    “Cult” + “camp” = RHPS = Tim Curry.

  • goldieb

    From May:
    Curry was to have featured as The Player in the Trevor Nunn-helmed show, which will run in Chichester until 11 June and then transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End from 16 June 2011.

    In a statement Executive Director at Chichester Alan Finch said: “It is with great regret that we confirm that Tim Curry will be unable to complete the run of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead due to ill-health, following an on-going chest infection and repeated asthma attacks. We know that our audiences will be disappointed not to see him in this role, however Tim’s well-being is a priority and we wish him the very best for a speedy recovery.

  • Toni

    My first thought was Tim Curry. Lots of good guesses here, though. I’m still pickin’ Curry.

  • phyllis

    Tim Curry. Rocky Horror is one of the campiest movies of all time. He recently pulled out of a show because of ill health and according to his website, the next project is doing an animated voice for Gingertown 3D.

  • Rowena

    I know John Cleese has been very sick for a very long time. Monty Python is huge, but I don’t know if he’s A list?

    • Rowena

      It says several cult-favorites, so I’d say hands down my guess is Cleese, he was in Monty Python, Harry Potter, A Fish Called Wanda, ect. I’m still stuck on the A list thing, but I could see how he’d be afraid to let it be known, he still seems to get a ton of work, despite everything.

  • Marissa

    Buscemi was the first name that leapt to mind from “cult movies”. But he’s got a steady job on Boardwalk Empire now, so I think we’d know if he was sick.

    John Goodman has done several cult movies…but I can’t see him being “terrified” of not having future roles. He’s probably got a good amount of money socked away.

    What about John Waters? He’s not really considered an actor, but definitely A list in the cult world. He has acted in different movies, but that’s not what he’s primarily known for.

    I don’t know if “terrified” is a clue (horror films) or an exaggeration? I can’t see an “A list” actor being that worried about future roles.

  • Furfle

    Daniel Radcliffe? He recently said he stopped drinking. Could be a liver condition? My brother has that and is not a big drinker.

  • janica

    Michael Biehn. He was in some cult movies: The Abyss, Tombstone, a movie with Aunald – can’t remember name. I saw an interview with him after his “rehab” on you tube and he looks very, very ill – not like someone who’d been clean for a month or so. He’s one of my favs. I hope it’s not him.

  • SteakandEggs

    God I hope it’s not Hicks.

  • Mooseknuckle

    WHat about Harvey Keitel? He’s been in quite a few Tarantino movies, among other things.

  • Outlineboy

    People, read the blind again. Even the title says “Cult Movie Actor…”

    It’s NOT Brad Pitt or Jim Carrey or Tom Cruise or Harrison Ford (WTF???) etc. Come on!! You’re going far too mainstream.

    A famous cult movie actor is someone like Bud Cort or Paul Bartel (if he were alive) or Tab Hunter. I’m sure, if this blind is true, that it’s someone probably a little more well known but NOT a big name actor like most everyone on here is naming.

    • raslebol

      A list actor?
      for me,he’s A list actor who worked in several cult movies

      • iheartthisstuff

        That’s how I read it too, raslebol.
        It says A Lister from several cult films. To me that sounds like someone who got their start by doing cult films, and has since become an A lister. Many stars have been in some campy cult classics in the start of their career or even later on just for fun, but few have done “several” so that we associate them as being cult movie actors.
        It also seems like we all have different definitions of what a cult movie is, so that makes this difficult to pin point.
        In my mind Jim Carey and Johnny Depp I think of as both A list AND cult film stars from several cult films. Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford only sort of fit the bill, in my very humble opinion.

      • Outlineboy

        I don’t agree. The title of the blind is “Cult movie actor is very sick”.

        To me that says this person is PRIMARILY and known for being a cult movie actor.

        The fact that it’s in the title says it all to me. If it were a mainstream actor it would say something like “A-List Actor is suffering” or something like that.

        Chances are we’re never going to find out anyway.

  • WaitLemmeGuess

    Hiya! First time poster here. Love this blog!

    Okay, now this is gonna ramble a little so bear with me. ;o) The word “camp” jumped out at me, especially with the mention of cult movies. There are a couple of directors who are very well known for their campy/cult movies: John Waters and Tim Burton. Not every Tim Burton movie is campy, but quite a few are. The one A list actor who’s worked with both of them is Johnny Depp. He was in Waters’ Cry-Baby, Burton’s Ed Wood (among others, but that’s definitely the campiest one.)

    Soooo, as much as I hate to guess this cos I adore him, I’m going with Johnny Depp.

  • cynicat

    Keanu Reeves? He’s been pretty scarce of late, and he’s been in a bunch of cult movies: Bill & Ted, Point Break, My Own Private Idaho, Feeling Minnesota, A Scanner Darkly, The Matrix…

    He hasn’t look well for a while.

  • wfreshie

    bruce cambell….he was in those army of darkness movies…. but is he considered a list?

  • Scorpio13

    Micky Rouke for something different.

  • mrkitty

    I don’t think asthma is rare. Not tim curry. What about the picture used – it is very specific too. Also, don’t scientologists not believe in certain medications? That would make me think of travolta – grease, pulp fiction, snf.

  • goldieb

    Curry’s illness was describes as ” following an on-going chest infection and repeated asthma attacks.”

    Note the mysterious “on-going chest infection.”

  • MovieFan

    I vote Steve Buscemi. But I don’t know the guy, so I could be wrong. ;-)

  • GingerNaps

    A possible clue for Johnny Depp is that the Blind twice uses a variation of “affect.” There’s a syndrome in popular psychology called “The Johnny Depp Effect” suggesting that some women are attracted to men for their feminine/metrosexual qualities. He’s apparently been drunk during a bunch of interviews (Vanity Fair, a morning show, etc.). Hope he’s okay ~ he seems sweet.

  • Erin

    Thought this was Tim Roth – Four Rooms, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction. <3 him & hope it's not him.

  • butwhatever

    This one isn’t solved yet, so what the hey, I’ll mention the first name I thought of: Jeff Goldblum.

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