Movie Wisdom – Jan-Michael Vincent Edition

21 Jul

In the 1970s, he was on the cusp of movie stardom. He costarred alongside John Wayne, one of the most popular movie stars of all time. He also costarred alongside Burt Reynolds, one of the most popular movie stars of the time. He was in Damnation Alley, one of my favorite dystopian movies. In the 1980s, he had his own series and was reported to be the highest paid person on television. However, I have been wondering whatever happened to Jan-Michael Vincent.Jan Michael Vincent

Somewhere, his career went sideways and into the B-Movie realm. According to Wikipedia, he has had serious health issues and lives near Vicksburg, Mississippi. To remember Vincent’s career, we will look at the wisdom to be gained from a few of his films.

From The Undefeated

If I can’t have the whole dog, I don’t want the tail!

From Bite the Bullet

To be a cowpuncher, that don’t mean you actually got to go around punching them.

I’ve never saw a man who could hold his liquor like a bottle.

Killing a man don’t prove you’re a man.

A boy lookin’ for a reputation is the most dangerous thing alive.

Flattery and money will get you anything.

From Damnation Alley

All the dead are dead, and the living are dying.

From Hooper

Nothing hurts when you’re numb.


8 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Jan-Michael Vincent Edition”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong July 21, 2015 at 21:57 #

    “Bite the Bullet” is one of my favorite nobody-likes-it-but-me movies 🙂

    • Rick July 21, 2015 at 22:18 #

      It’s a good one. Who doesn’t like it?

      • Marilyn Armstrong July 21, 2015 at 22:31 #

        Most people either haven’t heard of it, or haven’t seen it. It has a lot of horses. I like that in a movie.

  2. jcalberta July 21, 2015 at 23:11 #

    You’re right – he seemed destined for long term Stardom. Handsome, charismatic, talented … then down the drug and alcohol hole he went … arrests, car accidents.rehabs, serious medical issues … sad.

    Has still had a heck of a career – appearing in over 80 movies and tv shows.

    • Rick July 21, 2015 at 23:28 #

      He was good, but all of the things you mentioned kept him from being better.

  3. frontrangescribbles July 22, 2015 at 01:24 #

    Some good words of wisdom.

    • Rick July 22, 2015 at 02:53 #

      I only wish I could have found more movies to get more words.

  4. Rick March 9, 2019 at 22:08 #

    Reblogged this on SBI: A Thinning Crowd and commented:

    Several years ago, I wrote this post about Jan-Michael Vincent. With his passing, I decided to repost it.

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