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Roberts Blossom is a Actor American born on 25 march 1924 at New Haven (USA)

Roberts Blossom

Roberts Blossom
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Birth name Roberts Scott Blossom
Nationality USA
Birth 25 march 1924 at New Haven (USA)
Death 8 july 2011 (at 87 years) at Santa Monica (USA)

Roberts Scott Blossom (March 25, 1924 – July 8, 2011) was an American theatre, film and television actor and poet. He is best known for his roles as Old Man Marley in Home Alone (1990) and as Ezra Cobb in the horror film Deranged (1974). He is also remembered for his supporting roles in films such as The Great Gatsby (1974), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Christine (1983), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).


Blossom was formerly married to Beverly Schmidt Blossom, with whom he had a son, Michael. He was later married to Marylin Orshan Blossom until her death in 1982, with whom he had a daughter, Deborah Blossom.

After Blossom retired from acting in the late '90s, he moved to Berkeley, California and spent his time writing poetry. He later moved to Santa Monica, California where he died in 2011.

Best films

Home Alone (1990)

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Filmography of Roberts Blossom (21 films)

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Balloon Farm, 1h32
Directed by William Dear
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Rip Torn, Mara Wilson, Roberts Blossom, Laurie Metcalf, Fredric Lehne, Adam Wylie
Roles Weasel Mayfield
Rating53% 2.6710152.6710152.6710152.6710152.671015
The farming community of Watertown is struggling to survive a severe drought. Harvey Potter (Rip Torn) arrives in the community by renting a farm, which neighbors think is foolish. However, one day young Willow (Mara Wilson) passes by Potter's field to find his crop is full of magical, colorful balloons. Townspeople, with the exception of Weasel Mayfield (Roberts Blossom), believe that this a good sign that the drought may end soon. When the rough times continue to plague the community, the community turns against Harvey until Willow reminds everyone about the power of faith and the magic that Harvey has brought through the balloons.
The Quick and the Dead, 1h47
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobin Bell, Roberts Blossom
Roles Doc Wallace
Rating64% 3.249963.249963.249963.249963.24996
An unnamed gunslinger, referred to as The Lady, enters the Old West town of Redemption circa 1881 where she enters a single elimination gunfighting contest held by Redemption's ruthless leader, John Herod, a former outlaw. She meets Cort, a former Herod henchman turned reverend, whom Herod captures and forces to enter the contest; and Fee, also known as "The Kid," a brash young gun shop owner who hopes to impress Herod, whom he believes to be his father, by winning the contest. Though now a preacher, Cort is an amazingly fast and talented gunfighter, and the only man that Herod truly respects and fears. Herod covers this by treating Cort cruelly, denying him water, beating him and keeping him chained to an old fountain.
Doc Hollywood, 1h44
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Woody Harrelson, Barnard Hughes, David Ogden Stiers, Bridget Fonda
Roles Judge Evans
Rating62% 3.1499453.1499453.1499453.1499453.149945
Dr. Benjamin Stone is a promising young surgeon working in Washington, D.C. with plans of making more money working for a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. On his last day, he realizes that none of his colleagues care enough about him to say good-bye to him, instead leaving him a cake with an insult made out of icing.
Home Alone
Home Alone (1990)
, 1h37
Directed by Chris Columbus
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Films about spiders, Children's films
Actors Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara, Roberts Blossom
Roles Marley
Rating76% 3.847783.847783.847783.847783.84778
The night before their flight to Paris for a Christmas holiday, the McCallister family gather at the Winnetka, Illinois home of Peter (John Heard) and Kate (Catherine O'Hara) McCallister. Their 8-year-old son, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), is ridiculed by his siblings and cousins. After a fight with his older brother, Buzz (Devin Ratray), Kevin is sent to the third floor of the house, where he wishes that his family would disappear. During the night, a power outage resets the alarm clocks and causes the family to oversleep. In the confusion and rush to reach their flight on time, Kevin is left behind and the family is unaware until they are already airborne. Once in Paris, Peter and Kate try to book a flight home, but all the flights are booked for the next two days. The clerks put Kate on standby for any possible seat opening. The rest of the family goes to Peter's brother's home in Paris, and Kevin's siblings and cousins are crushed by empathy for their abuse toward Kevin.
Always (1989)
, 2h2
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Aviation films, Films about angels, Ghost films, Disaster films
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Brad Johnson, Audrey Hepburn, Roberts Blossom
Roles Dave
Rating63% 3.199083.199083.199083.199083.19908
Pete Sandich (Dreyfuss) is an aerial firefighter, flying a war-surplus A-26 bomber dropping fire retardant slurry to put out forest wildfires. His excessive risk taking in the air deeply troubles his girlfriend, Dorinda Durston (Hunter), a pilot who doubles as a dispatcher, and is also of concern to his best friend, Al Yackey (Goodman), a fellow fighter. On one flight, Pete makes one extra drop, runs out of fuel, and barely manages to glide onto the runway.
Candy Mountain, 1h31
Directed by Robert Frank, Rudy Wurlitzer
Origin Suisse
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Kevin J. O'Connor, Harris Yulin, Tom Waits, Bulle Ogier, Roberts Blossom, Jim Jarmusch
Roles Archie
Rating63% 3.1903553.1903553.1903553.1903553.190355
Julius (O'Connor) is a struggling musician who sets off to find Elmore Silk (Yulin) in order to strike a deal with him and become famous. Along his search, he meets various people who have encountered Elmore, and can give him valuable insight into what kind of man Elmore is. Once he meets Elmore, he finally realizes that financial gain is nothing compared to the development of one's artistic ability.
The Last Temptation of Christ, 2h44
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Demons in film, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Alternate history films, Films about virginity
Actors Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, Steve Shill, David Bowie
Roles Aged Master
Rating74% 3.7477053.7477053.7477053.7477053.747705
The film begins with a man whispering in despair, "The feeling begins. Very tender, very loving. Then the pain starts. Claws slip underneath the skin and tear their way up. Just before they reach my eyes, they dig in. And I remember. First I fasted for three months. I even whipped myself before I went to sleep. At first it worked. Then the pain came back. And the voices. They call me by the name: Jesus." Jesus of Nazareth is a carpenter in Roman-occupied Judea, torn between his own desires and his knowledge that God has a plan for him. His conflict results in self-loathing, and he collaborates with the Romans to crucify Jewish rebels.
At Mother's Request, 4h
Origin USA
Actors E. G. Marshall, Stefanie Powers, Jenna von Oÿ, Corey Parker, Frances Lee McCain, Terry O'Quinn
Roles Doug Steele
Rating72% 3.6233453.6233453.6233453.6233453.623345
Frances Schreuder, a mother who is a very mean mother to her kids and very greedy decides she wants her inheritance from her rich father, multimillionaire Frank Bradshaw. Frances has done some things to get what she wants. For example, she has forged some of her father's checks to get things she wants and other things. She decides she wants her money really soon and manipulates her son Marc into murdering her father.
Vision Quest, 1h43
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Sports films
Actors Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling, Ronny Cox, Charles Hallahan, Harold Sylvester
Roles Grandpa
Rating65% 3.298453.298453.298453.298453.29845
In this coming-of-age story, Louden Swain (Matthew Modine) is a high school wrestler who has just turned eighteen and decided that he needs to do something truly meaningful in his life. Against the wishes of those around him, he embarks on a mission to drop two weight classes in order to challenge the toughest opponent, Brian Shute (Frank Jasper), a menacing 3-time state champion from nearby rival Hoover High School, who has never been defeated in his high school career. In his zeal to drop from 190 pounds to 168 pounds, against the wishes of his coach (Charles Hallahan) and teammates, he disrupts the team around him and creates health problems of his own.
Flashpoint (1984)
, 1h34
Directed by William Tannen, William Tannen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about families, Political films
Actors Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer
Roles Amarillo
Rating63% 3.197983.197983.197983.197983.19798
Two Texas-based United States Border Patrol Agents, Logan (Kris Kristofferson) and Wyatt (Treat Williams), are tasked by their obnoxious boss (Kevin Conway) to begin planting motion-detection sensors in their sector at the Federal government's request, something that Wyatt believes will lead to many of the Patrol being forcibly retired and the remaining agents stuck behind computer screens all day. While Logan and Wyatt are planting a sensor, they discover a Jeep buried in the desert containing a man's skeleton (identified as Michael F. Curtis from San Antonio), a high-powered rifle, and $800,000 in cash. Logan wants to use the money to finance their escape from their brutally hard jobs and uncertain futures, while Wyatt is reluctant; they agree to put out the Jeep's license plate information to the Sheriff's department, and later discuss the matter with Sheriff Wells (Rip Torn) who tells Logan his father Matt was a hero. They take the money to a source Logan trusts and learn the bills are legitimate but somewhat unusual, as many of them were circulated directly from the Federal Reserve in Dallas and are all dated between 1962 and 1963.
Christine (1983)
, 1h51
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Transport films, Films about automobiles, L'enfance marginalisée, Road movies, Films about school violence, Teen movie
Actors Keith Gordon, Robert Prosky, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Harry Dean Stanton, Roberts Blossom
Roles George LeBay
Rating68% 3.400913.400913.400913.400913.40091
In the beginning, a red/white '58 Plymouth Fury is built at its assembly line. While a worker begins to investigate the engine for any mistakes, the car surprisingly closes its hood on his hand, injuring him. Surprisingly, after the injured man is taken away, and during closing time, another worker is killed in the Fury, supposedly died of inhaling fumes 'in' the car.
Reuben, Reuben, 1h41
Directed by Robert Ellis Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about suicide, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Tom Conti, Kelly McGillis, Roberts Blossom, Joel Fabiani, Cynthia Harris, Lois Smith
Roles Frank Spofford
Rating67% 3.3939453.3939453.3939453.3939453.393945
Gowan McGland (Tom Conti) is a creatively blocked Scottish poet who ekes out a day-to-day existence by exploiting the generosity of strangers in an affluent Connecticut suburb, where he recites his verse to various arts groups and women's clubs. Gowan is something of a leech, cadging expensive dinners from well-off patrons (usually stealing the tips afterward) while seducing their bored wives and affecting a superior attitude toward the smug bourgeois types he exploits.
Resurrection, 1h43
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Pamela Payton-Wright, Roberts Blossom, Jeffrey DeMunn
Roles John Harper
Rating70% 3.544493.544493.544493.544493.54449
À la suite d'un accident d'automobile où elle perd son mari, Edna Mae Macaulay se découvre un pouvoir de guérison. Certaines personnes de la petite ville où elle s'est retirée acceptent cet étrange pouvoir tandis que d'autres s'en méfient...
Escape from Alcatraz, 1h52
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Prison films, Évasion, Se déroulant à Alcatraz
Actors Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Larry Hankin, Paul Benjamin
Roles Doc
Rating75% 3.799243.799243.799243.799243.79924
On January 18, 1960, Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) arrives at the maximum security prison Alcatraz, having been sent there after escaping from several other prisons. He is sent in to meet the warden (Patrick McGoohan), who curtly informs him that no one has ever escaped from Alcatraz. Eventually he meets his old friends, bank robber brothers John and Clarence Anglin (Fred Ward and Jack Thibeau), and he makes the acquaintance of the prisoner in the cell next to his, car thief Charley Butts (Larry Hankin). Morris befriends numerous other inmates, including English (Paul Benjamin), a black inmate serving two life sentences for killing two white men in self-defense; the eccentric Litmus (Frank Ronzio) who keeps a pet mouse and calls himself Al Capone, and the elderly artist and chrysanthemum grower Doc (Roberts Blossom).