R.I.P., Nice Guy Eddie.
Chris Penn, who helped teach us to get down in Footloose, has died at the age of 40, possibly of either rockin’ pneumonia or the boogie woogie flu. In all seriousness, Penn was a talented character actor. Though most will remember him from his role in Reservoir Dogs, this is because most people have only seen 10 movies, four of which are Tarantino pictures, with the rest being various cuts of Scarface. Penn was in Pale Rider, Short Cuts, and Rumble Fish, all great performances that more than made up for Beethoven’s 2nd and being the mercilessly grave Sean Penn’s brother.