I watched Star Trek VI with Anax's Me Mum. When he appeared she muttered, "oh good!" We joked that he did not need to be paid since his character's description was, "you are a Klingon, you have an eye-patch welded to your face, you kill a lot of people, you kick Kirk's ass, and you quote Shakespeare during this."
spark's Me Mum also recommended The Insider for his portrayal of Mike "I'm On Your Fucking Doorstep!" Wallace.
He – like Hal Holbrook – had many "big roles," but both had wonderful "little roles." Plummer as a Klingon. Holbrook as Blair in Lincoln, the infamous cryptologist in Midway, all the way to an evil little film, Can You Read My Mind.
Plummer, in a way, made A Beautiful Mind.
Anyways, when I mentioned Holbrook's passing to surprise's sister Me Mum, she mentioned she remembers how lucky she and Me Dad were to have a chance to see his one-man show of Mark Twain. I have a theatrical makeup textbook with a chapter from him on how he did his make-up. He is smoking a cigarette in almost every picture. The "point" of the textbook is the artist needed to design ears for Holbrook so he could play Lincoln in a play!
Thousands of years back, when The Dark Knight first came out, I imagined Rutger Hauer as the older Batman, with Peter O'Toole as the Joker, and, of course, Hal Holbrook as Commissioner Gordon.
Perhaps, somewhere, that can happen.
Okay, since Sigorney Weaver was Selina, I guess we can wait a few more years. John Candy was "the Milk Baby" mad bomber. Hulk Hogan was, of course, the leader of the mutant gang.
Give some solace to "Honey Bunny."