In the Part I of this installment, it was revealed that Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the fallen USSR, was portrayed by the once renowned Hollywood actor and hidden father of Burt Reynolds AKA Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger.
Now, we shall also learn that Steiger – after faking his death as “Lou Costello” in 1959 – and before transitioning into the former Soviet president, became one of network television’s most beloved courtroom lawyers, a man named – wait for it folks – MASON.
But along the way, during the course of one’s investigation, it was discovered that Costello’s former partner in comedy, “Bud Abbott” – after faking his death in 1964 – moved on to become one of Hollywood’s most renowned film directors, “Mel Brooks”.
Perhaps, you’ve even seen some of Brooks’ seminal work featured on some cable television or corporate satellite television network?
As for Steiger’s famous courtroom television character, yet another actor and key participant in the phenomenon known as Post-Modern Reality Simulation, Barry Diller AKA Austro-German prince Eduard von Furstenberg, once sung a song – the thudding audio of which can be heard in the video displayed above – in honor of Mason’s memory while acting in one of his more famous music industry character incarnations, Ozzy Osbourne.
Yes folks, once again, we shall dare to venture deep into the rabbit hole of the phenomenon known as Post-Modern Reality Simulation. Continue reading “Comrade Gorbachev was once a Hollywood ‘Contender’? PART II”