Wednesday, January 12, 2011

passionate guy

i have been holding onto this photo for weeks. i don't have much to say other than james coburn is just so dang great. the man has 172 screen credits. he went back and forth from t.v. to film. in 1997 he took home the oscar for his portrayal of one mean dad in 'affliction.' the book it is based on is brilliant and the film was terrific.

i went to his wikipedia page to learn some details of his personal life and this is the complete description i found:

Coburn’s interest in fast cars began with his father’s garage business and continued throughout his personal life, as he exported rare cars to Japan. His personal Ferrari, which he owned and drove for more than 20 years -- a rare 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder California -- was one of 56 manufactured by Ferrari, which he bought used in 1964, shortly after completing his film The Great Escape. The car, chassis #GT 2377GT, was restored and sold for $10,894,400.00, setting a new world record for the highest price ever paid for an automobile at auction.

TEN million. no mention of people, just cars!

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