American actor and singer Meat Loaf, known for his roles in “Fight Club” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, died on Thursday at the age of 74.
His role as Robert Paulson in Fight Club, including a cult scene where he hugged Edward Norton for a long time, had marked the spectators. American rock singer and actor Meat Loaf, also known for starring in the musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, died on Thursday at the age of 74, along with reports the Deadline site. The reasons for his death have not been disclosed.
Real name Marvin Lee Aday, Meat Loaf leads a dual career, both musical and cinematographic. After playing in the theater in the musical Hate, he made his big-screen debut in the cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where he took over the role of Eddie, the rebellious ex-delivery boy he had played on stage shortly before.
After the release in 1977 of Bat Out of Hell, one of the best-selling albums of all time, Meat Loaf had a long slack period until the late 1980s, when it nevertheless starred in the rock film Roadie.
A new record released in 1993, Meat Loaf somewhat forsakes his musical career in favor of cinema. It is illustrated in particular in the credits of Wayne’s World, In good faith, Black Dog, The Powerful and Spice world the film.
In 1999, Meat Loaf obtained two of his strongest screen roles: that of Sheriff John Doggett in The Head in the Hatbox, a film directed by Antonio Banderas, and especially that of Robert Paulson in the fight club by David Fincher. His character, old bodybuilder and wrestler suffering from testicular cancer following excessive use of steroids, will have marked the spectators, in particular with this long embrace scene with Edward Norton.
After his remarkable role in Fight Club, Meat Loaf is the poster for the 51st State, the horror film Wishcraft and Salton Sea, alongside Val Kilmer. He then became more discreet on the screen, notably playing in the fantastic film BloodRayne by Uwe Boll and playing the father of Jack Black in Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny. In 2017, Meat Loaf starred in the SyFy fantasy series Ghost Wars.
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