Perhaps the greatest American character actor of his time, Powers Boothe passed away in his sleep at age 68 on Pentecost this year. An anomaly in Hollywood, he was married to his one and only wife since 1969 and he was a Republican. He could play anything: from insane villains like Jim Jones to heroes like Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Tanner in Red Dawn (1984). Like most great actors and actresses he made it look easy. The son of a Texas sharecropper, Boothe had a down to earth quality he brought to most roles he was playing. I will miss him.