When I hear the name Rock Hudson, I think of what a beautiful man he was. ROCK HUDSON (1925-1985), born Roy Harold Scherer Jr., was tall and gorgeous. 6'4" (1.93m), wonderful physique, beautiful hair, great eyes and a winning smile, he had it all. I enjoyed Rock's work in comedies best of all. He had great comedic timing and terrific facial expressions.
Haven't you seen Pillow Talk (1959)? Rock Hudson starred opposite Doris Day in four films. This one is my favorite. It's a comedy that I never get sick of. I laugh in the same places, every single time.
You have to see the scene where Rock tries to get in and out of this very small sports car. He plays a playboy named Brad Allen who pretends to be someone else to have a chance with a woman who knows him only over the phone. She hates Brad Allen. So, he changes his name and accent. It's the quirky expressions that this phony Texan named Rex Stetson says, Brad Allen winging it, that really crack me up. I love how he compares snuggling up to Jan Morrow, played by Doris Day, to cozying up to a potbellied stove on a frosty morning. That one's priceless.
Watch this and then see these other four films.
Man's Favorite Sport (1964) This is a comedy. Like Pillow Talk, Rock gets into trouble pretending to be someone he's not.
Magnificent Obsession (1954) This is a drama where Rock plays a doctor who tries to save the life of the woman he loves.
Come September (1961) This is a comedy where Rock gets into trouble breaking routine.
All That Heaven Allows (1955) This is a drama about a woman, played by Jane Wyman, in love with a much younger man, played by Rock.
*Contributed by: "Elizabeth Van Cleve Randolph" Date: Mon, Aug 29 2005 / 11:18:00 PST
1956 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: GIANT