Actor Tim Curry has been trending on Twitter over the last day or so. Of course, whenever an elderly celebrity trends, people are always quick to fear the worst. However, in this case, it was for little more than a celebration of the iconic performer.
Firstly, someone tweeted that you can tell a learn a lot about a person depending on which role they best remember Tim Curry for.
Incredibly, although you might only be able to name half a dozen of them, IMDB lists him with 240 acting credits. His roles straddle the decades, starting with The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the mid-70s, via Annie, Legend (with Tom Cruise), Clue, Congo, The Hunt For Red October, and the original clown in the TV version of It.
And go. pic.twitter.com/t8v9cXRzXR
— Alex Shaw 🏳️🌈 (@2am_limbo) April 17, 2022
The tweet has had over 30k likes and thousands of comments.
Is there another answer besides “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”?
— Jeff the Geek (@Jeff_the_Geek) April 18, 2022
Rocky Horror, obviously. But didn’t fully appreciate him until he was the devil in Legend. Terrible movie but he was awesome. pic.twitter.com/pg7a8cgMG8
— RunningHippo 👙 🐧T6 🦛 (@RunningHippo) April 17, 2022
“Home Alone 2” standing next to Rob Schneider and the first ever “Karen” pic.twitter.com/D4qQBVjdEY
— ClypseRocCity (@ClypseRocCity) April 17, 2022
My favorite actor of all time. And my first imaginary boyfriend. pic.twitter.com/UVXxTQOSXV
— Meowwwza (@meowwwza) April 18, 2022
love them all, but Frank was my first love! pic.twitter.com/jK9eVmIHMb
— The Lady Red- the night is dark and full of terror (@The_Lady_Red) April 17, 2022
RHPS, The Hunt For The Red October, It, Home Alone 2, and – of course – Red Alert 3: https://t.co/gIy5izjZ1V
— Justin Boot ∞ (@Polymathically) April 18, 2022
Even Rocky Horror co-star, Susan Sarandon, was moved to comment.
Rocky Horror Show 💋 https://t.co/2VCyAt4bsJ
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) April 18, 2022
Curry sadly suffered a major stroke in 2012, leaving him using a wheelchair. Much of his work over the last dozen years has been as a voiceover actor. His absence on screen has mistakenly led some people to believe he’s no longer with us.
This was something a parody Tim Curry account was yesterday quick to remind people was not the case ahead of the great man’s 76th birthday tomorrow.
19th April 2022 is my 76th birthday. I may or may not ‘trend’ on this hellsite and thus multitudes of morbid meatheads will assume I’m dead.
Please RT to spread the word that I am not currently planning to be dead on Tuesday.
Much love x
— Tim Curry (@NotTheTimCurry) April 17, 2022
That tweet has had over 26k likes and prompted hundreds of more appreciative comments.
Here’s wishing Mr Curry the very happiest of birthdays!