Remembering Charles Grodin: 1935 – 2021

The Great Muppet Caper

The lovable character actor Charles Grodin has died at the age of 86 following a battle with cancer. Known to multiple generations of filmgoers due to roles in iconic films like The Heartbreak Kid, the 1976 version of King Kong, The Great Muppet Caper, Midnight Run, Beethoven, and many more, Grodin was always a welcome presence in whatever project he worked on.

As the above clip illustrates, Grodin was a master of the talk show appearance, foreshadowing his own role as host of an eponymous CNBC program in the mid-1990s. But it remains his film work for which he will always be remembered. We invite you now to reflect upon his filmography by picking which of his many performances was your favorite. And please share any thoughts that you may have on Charles Grodin in the comments below.

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