Every time a Cassavetes player dies, it ruins my goddamn day. But when we're talking about a guy whose post-Cassavetes career involved memorable roles in Buffalo '66, The Big Lebowski, Dogville and Happiness? I'm getting drunk tonight. RIP Ben Gazzara, you all-time brilliant prince of the screen.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/mo...ies-at-81.html