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    Barton Fink’ and ‘Elf’ actor, Michael Lerner, passes away at 81, We lost a legend!

    Michael Lerner

    Michael Lerner was a renowned American actor, born on June 22, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York. He had a long and distinguished career in film, television, and stage, spanning over five decades. He was best known for his roles in films such as “Barton Fink,’ ‘Godzilla,’  ‘Elf,” and “Eight Men Out.” He also appeared in several popular TV shows, including “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order,” and “Chicago Hope.

    Michael Lerner Dies: ‘Glee,’ ‘Clueless’ & Oscar-Nominated Actor Was 81

    His nephew, Sam Lerner, who starred on “The Goldbergs,” announced his death in an Instagram post shared Sunday afternoon. The news of his death was met with an outpouring of tributes and condolences from his colleagues, friends, and fans across the world.

    Many people remembered Michael Lerner for his talent, dedication, and contribution to the entertainment industry. His peers hailed him as a versatile actor who brought depth and nuance to his roles. They also praised his professionalism and kindness, which endeared him to everyone he worked with. Some of the notable tributes include:

    • Director Joel Coen, who worked with Michael Lerner on “Barton Fink,” called him a “great actor and an even greater person.” He also recalled how Michael’s performance as Jack Lipnick in the film was one of the most memorable scenes he ever directed.
    • Actor and comedian Will Ferrell, who co-starred with Michael Lerner in “Elf,” tweeted that he was “deeply saddened” by the news of his passing. He also called him a “kind and gentle soul” who made the world a better place.
    • Director and producer James Gu*nn, who worked with Michael Lerner on “Slither,” called him a “wonderful actor and a wonderful person.” He also praised his “endless talent” and “unmatched spirit,” which inspired everyone on set.
    • Actress Mia Farrow, who worked with Michael C. Lerner on “Alice,” tweeted that she was “heartbroken” by the news of his passing. She also called him a “magnificent actor” who left a lasting impression on everyone who knew him.

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    [Credit: TODAY – Michael Lerner, ‘Barton Fink’ and ‘Elf’ actor, dies at 81]

    In conclusion, Michael Lerner was a legendary actor who left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. His passing was a great loss to his family, friends, colleagues, and fans, who will always remember him for his talent, generosity, and kindness.

    Carsten Thomassen
    Carsten Thomassen
    Carsten Thomassen is a Norwegian journalist, political commentator and wa*r correspondent for the Norwegian daily newspaper Dagbladet. He had earlier covered the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake from Thailand and Indonesia. He also loves to write about various famous people from around the world.

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