Shelley Duvall returns: ‘The Shining’ scream queen books first acting gig in 20 years
Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2013 5:00 am
The Associated Press
New York, U.S. – Actors Shelley Duvall and Sam Jaffe were reunited Saturday for the first time since the actor and director died more than a decade ago.
In what will likely become one of Hollywood’s most enduring horror-film franchise reunions, the duo reunited almost 20 years after Jaffe died. The pair were set to have dinner when Duvall suffered a stroke during rehearsals to rehearse ”The Shining.”
The actor made no mention of Jaffe during the event in the wake of his death from a heart condition in 2004. But in an interview on ”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Saturday night, Duvall paid tribute to Jaffe, calling him a “good friend.” Duvall added, “He was one of a kind. I think he would be happy to know that he’s still out there in the world.”
Jaffe is best known for starring as Danny Torrance in the Stanley Kubrick classic ”The Shining.” The film was a box-office-hitting horror hit and Jaffe won an Oscar for his performance. In recent years, the actor has earned a reputation in horror circles for his acting work.
He has appeared in horror-themed films such as ”Frankenstein’s Child,” ”Taken” and ”The Stepford Wives,” and the thriller ”Inception,” starring Johnny Depp.
Jaffe was best known for his work as a director, working on such films as ”The Stepford Wives,” ”The Shining” and ”The Haunting in Connecticut.”
The couple were close. In a 1998 interview with ”Entertainment Tonight,” Duvall recalled Jaffe once telling her he was terrified to be on the set of ”The Shining.” He admitted to fear of the Stanley Kubrick movie and told Duvall, “I’m