Talk:Tim Curry

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Profile Image[edit]

That's a really unflattering image of him on his page. Couldn't we use something less intimidating? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.180.147.143 (talk) 13:18, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Yes, the lighting in the picture is terrible. The man deserves a better shot regardless of his age. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wvbyrne (talkcontribs) 07:48, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Well, as of now, we only have 2 shots to choose from. I personally think the 1994 shot is actually pretty decent (at least compared to most amateur shots Wikipedia is usually stuck with using on articles of living people). The 2005 shot is another story. Casual Wikipedia users should keep in mind, Wikipedia cannot simply search the internet for the "prettiest" picture of a subject and use it in an article of a living person. Images that can be used must be free of copyright claims (which is rare), so we're often left with amateur snap-shots of celebrities taken by passersby on the street, unless a professional photographer is kind enough to release the license for an image taken at a "red carpet" type of event (even more rare). Since we do have the 1994 image, I'd definitely be Ok with removing the 2005 image, but I know some editors would rather keep every picture in an article (no matter how bad), so I'm reluctant to take it upon myself to remove it. If anyone else has an opinion, please share. --- Crakkerjakk (talk) 13:52, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Gay?[edit]

I don't think Tim Curry has ever married. Does anyone know if he is gay? 74.216.121.78 (talk) 01:50, 20 October 2008 (UTC) - I really don't think he is. Just because he dressed as a drag queen on Rocky Horror doesn't mean he's gay. (And he's way too sexy). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.43.13.138 (talk) 16:13, 10 April 2009 (UTC) i agree on the part about him being way to sexy to be gay. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.52.253.141 (talk) 19:59, 9 September 2009 (UTC) Too sexy to be gay? Christ, do you KNOW any gay people??? KDS4444Talk 22:14, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

KDS4444, By Mohammed!, can all religions be mocked here, or is it just Christianity? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.182.37.126 (talk) 06:27, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

I don't know if it's considered a reliable source, but author Armistead Maupin pretty much outed him in Larry Gross' book "Contested closets: the politics and ethics of outing." Here's the link to the part:

http://books.google.com/books?id=1Xk1-rOS-3wC&pg=PA203&dq=Tim+Curry+LArry+Gross#v=onepage&q=&f=false

However, since Mr. Curry hasn't addressed the issue, I don't think it should be on the main page. Circleof05ths (talk) 22:47, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Just because someone never got married, doesn't mean that they're gay. That seems like a really illogical thought. Dideroty (talk) 12:07, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

It should be more of interest if he is in a partnership or single. Gay or hetero is not of too much of importance nowadays, and marriage says absolutely nothing about sexual orientation or else. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.88.121.82 (talk) 00:30, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

When I lived in NYC in the 1980s, I had a friend who told me that he had worked as a stagehand on the Broadway run of Rocky Horror, and as a result his cousin had met and married Mr Curry. However, the website timcurry.co.uk (a fan site I think) says that Mr Curry said in an interview that he was "almost married" once, implying that he has not ever actually been married. In the 2000s, I got the impression from a mutual acquaintance that Mr Curry was not married and was primarily dating men. 76.19.64.186 (talk) 05:20, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Audiobooks[edit]

I remember for a fact he did audiobooks for some of the lemony snicket works. Maybe someone should pencil it in. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.168.108.211 (talk) 09:31, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

I agree. It's common knowledge among his fans that Tim Curry is a prolific reader and it's only natural for him to do audiobooks. He's done several audiobooks by various authors including Anne Rice and Martha Grimes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.193.119.98 (talk) 00:21, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

The Cruxshadows[edit]

Is this the same Tim Curry who was a former member of the Cruxshadows? If so, I can't understand why it is not mentioned in his musical carreer. Different guy? —Preceding unsigned comment added by KMFDM10000 (talkcontribs) 16:34, 31 March 2008 (UTC)


The Cruxshadows are a Florida band and, alas, it's a different Tim Curry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kashmir1012 (talkcontribs) 02:21, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Archived[edit]

I archived the talk page, just to clean it up a bit... —Borgardetalk 10:04, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

"I do the Rock"[edit]

Should be something on that song and its semi-celebrated lyrics[1]... AnonMoos (talk) 13:01, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Premier of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics[edit]

Well, I don't know who did this, but it made me laugh.Kodabar (talk) 23:00, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Personal Life[edit]

Again, IP 99.224.180.208, has added in the unverified girlfriend and again I have left a note on their talk page. Circleof05ths (talk) 17:45, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

I removed a line about a girlfriend. Unless a source can be cited to confirm the relationship then it should not be in there. Circleof05ths (talk) 16:21, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Update: Someone at the IP address 99.224.180.208 keeps adding the unverified girlfriend back in. I have sent a talk message to the IP asking the person to please cite the source before adding it back in. Unfortuantely, the comment was again added without a source. I removed the unverified portion. Hopefully, the person will have checked their talk section and cite a source before adding it back in.Circleof05ths (talk) 23:11, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Article rating[edit]

I am downgrading this article to start class from B class for one glaring reason: there is no prose section on his film/television career. This is a major lapse in coverage for this article and I am surprised no one has remedied it for such a well known actor.4meter4 (talk) 16:29, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

I agree with the downgrade. A full 2/3 of the article is merely a barely-organized list of credits. This is hardly B-class quality. 76.121.244.252 (talk) 14:33, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Not anything even close to B-class. Sounds like a "fan" decided to upgrade the article as a way of showing their admiration for the subject (I've seen it happen), or else the article may have been heavily edited by IPs since the "B" rating and reflinks were mistakenly broken and/or removed (again, I've seen it happen). I'd have to dig through the edit history to see where this page was when it was rated "B", but the glaring lack of reliable sources for 70%-80% of the article doesn't even qualify it for a "C" rating. --- Crakkerjakk (talk) 12:24, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Ok. Just out of curiosity, I went through the article history and traced the origins of this "B" rating. It was bestowed over five years ago with this edit by Ganymead. Several months later, this rating was copied onto the Musical Theatre Wikiproject with this edit. To be fair, judging from the original assessors edit history, I was wrong about it simply being a "fan", since this editor appears to have been simply going down the line alphabetically and rating a whole series of bios that needed assessment at the time. However, going back through the edit history of the article itself, I see that this was the state the page was in when the "B" was bestowed. As can be seen, the article had not even one single reference when it was rated a "B", so I can only guess that the assessor was either fatigued and simply scanning articles briefly when making their assessments or else they were wholly unqualified to be making assessments in the first place (or both). Regardless, the article never should have been rated a "B" and, as of now, is quite a long way from receiving a valid one. --- Crakkerjakk (talk) 13:10, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Contact?[edit]

Is there anyway to contact him?

It sound's like him in Silent Hill: HD Collection.

I just don't know how to get a hold of him for confirmation. 99.14.104.63 (talk) 19:54, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Suddenly, the Tim Curry article has been vandalized with "Gojko Andrijašević." I am pretty confident that this is not Tim Curry's name and there are no sources to show that he changed his name...to this. Quite interesting. I have done my best to revert this vandalism by USER: 94.250.87.190. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lawfulreasoning (talkcontribs) 03:26, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Gojko Andrijašević is a Serbian sports commentator who appears to share a slight resemblance to Tim Curry. I can only assume this is some sort of practical joke. --Icegrommet (talk) 14:06, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

"The Worst Witch" has a cult following? Really?[edit]

It's safe to say that "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has a cult following on the basis of people wearing costumes and bringing props to audience-participation screenings of the film for 30+ years and counting, so I added that. However, I'm not aware that "the made-for-TV movie The Worst Witch (1986)" (or Curry's role as the Grand Wizard in it) has "spawned" any kind of cult following, whatsoever. Unless there's some basis for defending that statement, I'd like to remove the reference to "The Worst Witch" or Curry's role in it having spawned a cult following. There has to be some basis for it. Salon Essahj (talk) 22:58, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

I made the edit, removing the following: "and as Grand Wizard in the made-for-TV movie The Worst Witch (1986)". Happy to restore it if any basis for the claim can be demonstrated. Salon Essahj (talk) 22:58, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

The film does have a loyal little cult(ish) following (but then, so does just about every live-action film he's been in, simply because he's been in it). Regardless, claims like this (about any film) really should have at least one reliable source. I haven't checked to see if there is even one in this article to substantiate the claim that Rocky Horror is a "cult" film (although we all know that it is). Anyone interested in giving this article an upgrade (or at least portions of it) could probably get a jump-start by simply checking the references on The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show articles. I'd do it myself, but I'm juggling several things right now and don't have the time to give this article everything it needs. --- Crakkerjakk (talk) 12:37, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure[edit]

There is no indication that he is actually the voice of DIO, I checked IMDB and did not find anything regarding this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 17.27.196.151 (talk) 17:28, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

You're correct. Someone who voices Dio Brando in a YouTube-based abridged parody series uses a Tim Curry impersonation for the voice, and falsely claiming he's been cast for the dub has become a running joke associated with this, including on at least one JoJo's Bizarre Adventure wiki and - as you can see - Wikipedia. - Vianello (Talk) 02:03, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

No Filmography?[edit]

The page is lacking a Filmography section listing everything Curry has appeared in — Preceding unsigned comment added by LemSpike (talkcontribs) 08:53, 26 December 2016 (UTC)