RIP Karl Malden

Karl Malden was super-badass as Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire and even more badass in "The Streets of San Francisco" and I saw him nearly every day growing up when he was shilling for AmEx on the TV (see below). He also kicked ass in Fear Strikes Out, On the Waterfront and much later Fatal Vision. He probably should have been in 12 Angry Men, but his presence probably would have caused a black hole of awesomeness that would have engulfed the universe.

He died today at age 97.

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