Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Ben
From: (Julie Kozaczka Stahlhut)
Date: 1991-01-16, 12:17

Ben's character always was one of a kooky villain -- there was alwasy
a bit of Snidely Whiplash to him.  Yup, he's a cold, calculating 
profiteer, but it's also obviously the kind of role an actor can
have lots of fun with -- a soul brother to J.R. Ewing!  

Richard Beymer was a professional dancer in his younger days,
and he still moves like a dancer -- a cat who always lands on his
feet.  He puffs his cigar just like the Penguin on the old "Batman"
series, his character Ben quotes poetry to his lovers while plotting
to double-cross them, and Ben dances with glee at the prospect of
taking another mark in his crooked business deals.  You wouldn't want
a real Ben Horne to be your father, husband, or business partner
(although he'd probably be a riot to have as a brother), but there
is a lot of humor in his character!
Julie Kozaczka Stahlhut
"I'm not especially responsible but it's not my employer's fault."