Born on this day in horror history – June 20

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June 20

1989 – Christopher Mintz-Plasse a.k.a. “McLovin,” who starred as the “Red Mist” in “Kick Ass,” and is playing “Evil Ed” in the remake of “Fright Night.”

1971 – Josh Lucas, who co-starred in “The Hulk” (2003), “Session 9″ and “American Psycho.”

1968 – Writer/producer/director/editor/composer Robert Rodriguez who directed the films “From Dusk Til Dawn,” “The Faculty,” “Sin City” and the “Planet Terror” half of the “Grindhouse” double feature, “Machete” and “Machete Kills” and “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”.

1967 – Nicole Kidman who starred in “The Others,” “The Stepford Wives” (2004), “The Invasion,” as “Samantha” in the 2005 remake of “Bewitched” and “Batman Forever.”

1952 – John Goodman, who played “Lawerence Woolsey,” a character based on William Castle, in the film Matinee” and appeared in “Arachnophobia” and “C.H.U.D.”

1947 – Candy Clark who appeared in the films “The Man Who Fell To Earth” the 1988 version of “The Blob,” “Zodiac” (2007), “Amityville 3D” and played “Buffy’s Mom” in the film version of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.”

1933 – Brett Halsey who starred in “Return of the Fly,” and appeared in “Revenge of the Creature” and “Twice Told Tales.”

1931 – Martin Landau who starred in the TV series “Space 1999″ and the films “Without Warning” and “Ed Wood,” for which he received a well deserved Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi. He was Gene Roddenberry’s first choice to play Mr. Spock, but the role went to Leonard Nimoy, who later replaced Landau on the “Mission Impossible” TV series. It’s a small world, isn’t it?

1919 – Bruce Gordon who appeared in the films “Curse of the Undead,” “Tower of London” and “Piranha.” He was also the secret identity of the comic book hero/villain “Eclipso.” Well, not really but they had the same name.

1909 – William Castle’s favorite writer, Robb White, whose screenplays included “Macabre,” “House On Haunted Hill” and “The Tingler.”

Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Martin Landau

Martin Landau

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