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Rip Torn

Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn (born February 6, 1931), is an American actor of stage, screen and television. Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1983 film Cross Creek. His work includes the role of Artie, the producer, on The Larry Sanders Show, for which he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning in 1996. Torn also won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male in a Series, and two CableACE Awards for his work on the show, and was nominated for a Satellite Award in 1997 as well. Torn was born Elmore Rudolph Torn (his middle name was later changed) in Temple, Texas, the son of Thelma Mary (née Spacek) and Elmore Rual Torn, an agriculturalist and economist. Being given the name "Rip" is a family tradition of men in the Torn family for several generations. He was a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Following graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied drama with B. Iden Payne, Torn relocated from his native Texas to Hollywood, making his debut in the 1956 film Baby Doll. Torn then headed to New York where he studied at the Actors Studio under Lee

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Rip Torn Pleads Guilty in Bank Break-In Case

Rip Torn Pleads Guilty in Bank Break-In Case

Rip Torn pled guilty today to charges stemming from that incident back in January where he broke into a Connecticut bank while drunk and armed. Ah, the good ol' days ...Torn pled guilty to a… READ MORE >

Rip Torn In Court Over Bank Break-In

Rip Torn In Court Over Bank Break-In

Rip Torn just showed up to court  -- disguised as a lumberjack -- in his burglary case ... you remember, the one where he broke into a bank thinking it was his home. We got him outside the… READ MORE >

- 1591 days ago
Rip Torn Shows Lindsay Lohan How It's Done!

Rip Torn Shows Lindsay Lohan How It's Done!

Rip Torn has done what Lindsay Lohan could not -- he completed his court-ordered alcohol education program and got his DUI case dismissed. Who knew a guy who allegedly broke into a bank while… READ MORE >

- 1592 days ago
Rip Torn: I'm No Gun Slangin' Bank Robber

Rip Torn: I'm No Gun Slangin' Bank Robber

Rip Torn just pled not guilty to gun and burglary charges -- over an incident in January where cops say the actor was so drunk, he broke into a bank with a loaded gun because he thought it was his… READ MORE >

- 1647 days ago
Rip Torn's Homeland Defense

Rip Torn's Homeland Defense

Rip Torn's burglary case -- which was supposed to go before a judge today but didn't -- may not stick ... ironically, because of alcohol.Rip was arrested last month after cops found him inside a… READ MORE >

- 1688 days ago
Rip Torn's Home Defense -- Don't Bank On It

Rip Torn's Home Defense -- Don't Bank On It

Rip Torn was right: His house does look like the bank he broke into ... if it's dark ... and you're also colorblind ... and you're wasted ... and can't read giant signs. TMZ has obtained a photo… READ MORE >

- 1703 days ago
Cops to Rip Torn: eXamine Your Zipper

Cops to Rip Torn
eXamine Your Zipper

Rip Torn was shoeless, his zipper was undone, he had a loaded pistol in his pocket and a whole bunch of booze in his system when he was found roaming around a bank Friday night ... this according… READ MORE >

- 1704 days ago
Rip Torn After Arraignment - We Don't Understand

Rip Torn After Arraignment - We Don't Understand

Rip Torn was talkative after his arraignment today on 5 criminal charges -- problem is ... it wasn't English.Torn shouted "Pardon" and "Con permiso" at reporters as he hoofed it to his car after… READ MORE >

- 1704 days ago
Rip Torn Arrives at Court in Handcuffs

Rip Torn Arrives at Court in Handcuffs

Rip Torn was taken to court today -- in handcuffs -- to face charges stemming from his arrest this weekend. Torn was busted after he allegedly broke into a bank in Connecticut, while carrying a… READ MORE >

- 1704 days ago
Alleged  Victim of Rip Torn -- Torn Himself

Alleged Victim of Rip Torn -- Torn Himself

Rip Torn is so in need of help, even the CEO of the bank he allegedly broke into on Friday night wants to see someone stage an intervention. Torn was arrested after cops found him drunk inside a… READ MORE >

- 1705 days ago

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