September 27, 2012

Herbert Lom, Boss in Pink Panther Movies, Dies


“The actor played the increasingly crazed Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus alongside Peter Sellers’ hapless Inspector Clouseau in the film series.”

I remember first seeing one of the Pink Panther movies at a drive-in theater as a kid. My dad was partial to Lom's Dreyfus character, who had an eye twitch and a propensity to attempt the murder of Clouseau. He'd play-act Lom's part for weeks after seeing the film, crazily mumbling "kill Clouseau" when someone mentioned the movie or one of the characters. He was a real card.