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"When you think of a movie, most people imagine a two-hour finished, polished product. But to get to that two-hour product, it can take hundreds or thousands of people many months of full time work."
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George Harris Kennedy Jr. (February 18, 1925- February 28, 2016) was an American actor whose career spanned seven decades and more than a hundred film and television performances.

Among his best-remembered roles are Dragline in Cool Hand Luke (which earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), Joe Patroni in the Airport series, and Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun movies.


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  • What Could Have Been: He was offered the part of Steve McCroskey in Airplane!. According to Jerry Zucker, Kennedy wanted to do the film but was reluctant to "kill off his Airport cash-cow", which Airplane! proceeded to do for him. The part of McCroskey went to Lloyd Bridges and Kennedy eventually got to work with the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team on the Naked Gun films.

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