The 100-Year-Old Actor in “Trainwreck” Who Worked with Hitchcock and Orson Welles

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 10:26 am

Actor/director/producer Norman Lloyd appears in “Trainwreck” as the resident of an assisted living facility. He’s been an actor for 80 years. He was the villain in Hitchcock’s “Saboteur,” hanging from the hand of the Statue of Liberty. He worked with Orson Welles and Robin Williams, with Charlie Chaplin, Elia Kazan, and Denzel Washington.

Here he talks about working on “Trainwreck,” and compares Judd Apatow to Jean Renoir, Charlie Chaplin, and more.

My friend and fellow critic Matt Fagerholm has a superb tribute to LLoyd on

Though he was often cast as villains who functioned as a force of destruction or conformity, Lloyd proved to be the polar opposite of his characters. He had a penchant for working with trailblazers who achieved infamy by breaking out of the patterns and formulas of their peers. They were artists who believed in living life on their own terms and found indelible ways of conveying this philosophy through their work.
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