History Creator / VincentPrice

30th Aug '17 11:31:45 AM DecafGrub47393
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** Professor Ratigan lives this trope until the climax, in which he turns into a vicious rat who tries killing the protagonist by knocking him from a clock tower only to [[DisneyVillainDeath fall himself]].

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** Professor Ratigan lives this trope until the climax, in which he turns into a vicious rat who tries killing the protagonist by knocking him from a clock tower Big Ben only to [[DisneyVillainDeath fall himself]].
12th Aug '17 1:51:16 PM petrandreev13
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* BadassBaritone
13th Jul '17 8:09:40 PM JayTDawgzone
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* DrivenToMadness: His characters are often forced into insanity by various tragic circumstances.
13th Jul '17 8:00:36 PM JayTDawgzone
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Vincent Leonard Price (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such horror classics as ''Film/{{House of Wax|1953}}'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

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Vincent Leonard Price (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such horror classics as ''Film/{{House of Wax|1953}}'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', ''[[Film/ThePitandthePendulum The Pit and the Pendulum]]'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.
11th Jul '17 4:48:36 AM JamesAustin
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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such horror classics as ''Film/{{House of Wax|1953}}'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

He also provided the creepy narrator voice and EvilLaugh in Music/MichaelJackson's "Music/{{Thriller}}" and Music/AliceCooper's "Devil's Food." On the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV series, he had a semi-recurring role as the [[{{Foreshadowing}} world's greatest criminal mind]], [[HurricaneOfPuns Egghead]]. He was one of only two villains (the other being King Tut) to deduce Bruce Wayne's secret identity. He also voiced the DiabolicalMastermind of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', Professor Ratigan (which he would later say was one of his favourite roles). In addition, in 1971 he spent a few days in Canada doing segments for that goofy mainstay of Canadian kids TV, ''Series/TheHilariousHouseOfFrightenstein''.

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->''"It feels so good to be afraid\\
Vincent Price is back again."''
-->-- '''Music/DeepPurple''', "Vincent Price"

Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. Price (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such horror classics as ''Film/{{House of Wax|1953}}'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

He also provided the creepy narrator voice and EvilLaugh in Music/MichaelJackson's "Music/{{Thriller}}" and Music/AliceCooper's "Devil's Food." On the 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV series, he had a semi-recurring role as the [[{{Foreshadowing}} world's greatest criminal mind]], [[HurricaneOfPuns Egghead]]. He was one of only two villains (the other being King Tut) to deduce Bruce Wayne's secret identity. He also voiced the DiabolicalMastermind of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', Professor Ratigan (which he would later say was one of his favourite roles). In addition, in 1971 he spent a few days in Canada doing segments for that goofy mainstay of Canadian kids TV, ''Series/TheHilariousHouseOfFrightenstein''.
''The Hilarious House of Frightenstein''.



Highly eccentric, he considered his guest appearance on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' a "tremendous honour" (before the show really became a worldwide sensation), in a similar manner to how major musical artists know they've "made it" when Music/WeirdAlYankovic parodies their songs. Price was also [[HiddenDepths an art historian and expert cook]].

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Highly eccentric, he considered his guest appearance on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' a "tremendous honour" (before the show really became a worldwide sensation), in a similar manner to how major musical artists know they've "made it" when Music/WeirdAlYankovic parodies their songs. Price was also [[HiddenDepths an art historian and expert cook]].
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!! "Vincent Price: The Art of Tropes":

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!! "Vincent Price: The Art of Tropes":Tropes present in Vincent Price's works:

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** FauxAffablyEvil: But not always. Ratigan is the biggest example, at least to Disney fans. Matthew Hopkins in ''Film/WitchfinderGeneral'' has only the thinnest veneer of manners, and was sufficiently sadistic to seriously disturb Price and make him regret agreeing to do the role.
* TheAtoner: According to the book ''Vincent Price: The Art of Fear,'' Price lied about being colorblind to dodge military service during World War II but risked being blacklisted when he refused to testify against friends during the Red Scare. "I was afraid to stand up against injustice abroad, now I must have the courage to stand up against it in my own country!"



* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe
* EveryoneIsBi : Price was bisexual and married an actress who was also bisexual, according to [[http://www.boom.lgbt/index.php/news-a/100-national/727-vincent-price-daughter-confirms-father-s-bisexuality this article]], wherein his daughter talks about their (long and healthy) marriage.



* FriendToAllChildren: In RealLife, Price loved children and would make great efforts to keep in touch with his younger co-stars after filming ceased.
* HiddenDepths: As stated above, he was an accomplished chef who published several cook books. With his wife and his friend Edward G. Robinson, he collected works of art and then exhibited or sold them at auction to raise money for charity. He even picked out personally some great masterpieces for the Sears Roebuck store chain to reproduce in the '70s to allow the owning of fine art by the masses. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIQj7_zVzxA Watch the film]] Sears employees saw to learn more about the collection. He was an enthusiastic supporter of art education through the art school of East Los Angeles College. [[http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/ The Vincent Price Art Museum]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming flourishes to this day]].

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* FriendToAllChildren: In RealLife, FauxAffablyEvil: He played AffablyEvil roles in most of his roles, but not always. Ratigan is the biggest example, at least to Disney fans. Matthew Hopkins in ''Film/WitchfinderGeneral'' has only the thinnest veneer of manners, and was sufficiently sadistic to seriously disturb Price loved children and would make great efforts him regret agreeing to keep in touch with his younger co-stars after filming ceased.
* HiddenDepths: As stated above, he was an accomplished chef who published several cook books. With his wife and his friend Edward G. Robinson, he collected works of art and then exhibited or sold them at auction to raise money for charity. He even picked out personally some great masterpieces for
do the Sears Roebuck store chain to reproduce in the '70s to allow the owning of fine art by the masses. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIQj7_zVzxA Watch the film]] Sears employees saw to learn more about the collection. He was an enthusiastic supporter of art education through the art school of East Los Angeles College. [[http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/ The Vincent Price Art Museum]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming flourishes to this day]].role.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Creator/TimBurton.
* LargeHam: Though he was capable of nuance, Price's characters tended to be larger than life, but thankfully not cheesy.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Creator/TimBurton.
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Though he was capable of nuance, Price's characters tended to be larger than life, but thankfully not cheesy.



** In the 1951 ''His Kind of Woman'', Price co-starred with Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell, playing an [[Creator/ErrolFlynn Errol Flynn]]-style matinee idol who, when he helps Bob fight mobsters, gets a huge rush from real-life peril and leaps into the fray loudly spouting Shakespeare. Ham and cheese with plenty of relish.
** Professor Ratigan lives this trope until the climax, in which he turns into a vicious rat who tries killing the protagonist by knocking him from a clock tower only to [[DisneyVillainDeath fall himself.]]

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** In the 1951 ''His Kind of Woman'', Price co-starred with Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell, playing an [[Creator/ErrolFlynn Errol Flynn]]-style Creator/ErrolFlynn-style matinee idol who, when he helps Bob fight mobsters, gets a huge rush from real-life peril and leaps into the fray loudly spouting Shakespeare. Ham and cheese with plenty of relish.
** Professor Ratigan lives this trope until the climax, in which he turns into a vicious rat who tries killing the protagonist by knocking him from a clock tower only to [[DisneyVillainDeath fall himself.]]himself]].



* RuleOfSeanConnery : ''Everything'' is better with Vincent Price!
* SupremeChef: Price actually wrote and published several cookbooks!

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* RuleOfSeanConnery : RuleOfSeanConnery: ''Everything'' is better with Vincent Price!
* SupremeChef: Price actually wrote and published several cookbooks!
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14th Apr '17 3:25:23 PM Caswin
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* LeanAndMean: His lithe build was a recognizable part of his image.
4th Apr '17 10:46:30 PM MarkLungo
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!!! "Vincent Price: The Art of Tropes":

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10th Jun '16 3:22:28 AM WillBGood
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* ActorAllusion: Narrated Tim Burton's short film ''Vincent'', about a young boy named Vincent Malloy who wanted to be "just like Vincent Price."



* DoingItForTheArt: [[MoneyDearBoy Although he sometimes took roles to finance his support of the arts]], he always made a point of having fun even when in bad movies.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Despite playing almost exclusively villainous roles his entire career, he was a generally warm person with a quirky sense of humor. Loving children, when he played in a movie opposite them, he took great pains to make sure that they weren't frightened of him off-camera.
** In every film, you're actually rooting for his villain character-- that is, except ''Witchfinder General''.



* PlayingAgainstType: His final live-action appearance as the Inventor in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''-- a MadScientist who lives in the stereotypical Gothic castle and has a creation, but is the most kindly and loving person you could ever meet. Extremely memorable and touching, since it is probably the role most like his real self.
** He'd done this once or twice before-- ''[[spoiler: The Tingler]]'' builds him up as the VillainProtagonist only to have him ultimately turn out to be a pretty okay guy, while ''[[spoiler: Film/{{House On Haunted Hill|1959}}]]'' has the twist ending that he was the intended victim all along. Perhaps most amusingly, in ''Film/{{The Raven|1963}}'', he played an [[LargeHam overdramatic]] and darkly-styled but heroic CampStraight magician.
** In ''Film/TheLastManOnEarth'', He was a normal man struggling to survive in a world overrun by zombie-like vampires.
** In ''The Pit and the Pendulum'' he plays a tragic character who is [[spoiler: driven insane by his wife and becomes the villain at the movies climax.]]
** To a degree in ''Film/WitchfinderGeneral'', in which he plays a genuinely sadistic and psychopathic villain instead of a campy panto one.
** In ''Film/TheWhalesOfAugust'' (1987), he plays a kindly, gentle ImpoverishedPatrician who romances Creator/LillianGish.
** In ''His Kind of Woman'', he's a foppish actor modeled after Errol Flynn.
** In the original ''[[Film/TheFly1958 The Fly]]'' he's a perfectly nice guy just trying to understand what terrible fate has befallen his friend.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Tim Burton, his late-in-life friend, was in the early stages of a documentary about him called ''Conversations With Vincent'' when he passed away.
30th Mar '16 1:53:38 PM Mdumas43073
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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such horror classics as ''Film/{{House of Wax|1953}}'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such horror classics as ''Film/{{House of Wax|1953}}'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.
30th Mar '16 1:51:55 PM Mdumas43073
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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such horror classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/{{House of Wax|1953}}'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.
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