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Talk show suspended, Larry King resigned to career in movies

A Youth Media blog may seem an odd place to comment on the swansong of a media legend, but Larry King casts such a long shadow that it stretches far beyond his original US based CNN audience.

Even at 76, Mr King’s trademark coif and braces are instantly recognisable to any teenager with even a passing interest in movies or celebrities.  He’s been in more films than many Hollywood actors and most of his movies have been aimed squarely at young audiences.

How this for an acting CV?

Shrek Forever After (2010)

All Kids Count (2010)

Swing Vote (2008)

Bee Movie (2007)

Shrek the Third (2007)

Mr. 3000 (2004)

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Shrek 2 (2004)

John Q (2002)

America’s Sweethearts (2001)

The Contender (2000)

The Kid (2000)

Enemy of the State (1998)

Bulworth (1998)

Primary Colors (1998)
(Note to our our American readers: it’s COLOURS with a U, as in “Mum”)

The Jackal (1997)

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)

Contact (1997)

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Open Season (1996)

We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993)

Dave (1993)

The Exorcist III (1990)

Crazy People (1990)

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives (1989)

Ghostbusters (1984)

There may not be a great deal of heavyweight drama in there but there are an awful lot of movies that kids of all ages love.  And Larry King probably gets quite enough seriousness in his day job!

In the quarter-century the Larry King Show has been running, media has become truly global and Larry King’s has become one of the most recognisable faces on the planet.

And know he’s going to have more time on his hands, he’ll probably be doing even more children’s movies.   At 77 – go figure!

Larry King, we salute you!

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