In honor of Rip Torn's most recent TMZ moment, I happily revisited 9:58 of the greatest cinematic moment since Al Jolson threw those big white eyeballs upward: to wit, Rip breaking down the fourth wall along with Norman Mailer's apparently very thick pate in the latter's ill-fated 1970 directorial effort, Maidstone. Fight fans still debate who won, Torn's weak roundhouse with the hammer matched by Mailer biting off a chunk of Rip's ear. But Torn at least gets in the best line: "It was just a scene, in a Hollywood whorehouse movie. Okay, Baby?"
Good luck in the pokie, Rip.