"Everybody wants blockbusters. I like to see a few pictures now and then that have to do with people and have relationships, and that’s what I want to do films about. I don’t want to see these sci-fi movies, and I don’t want to do one of those. I don’t understand it." ~ James Garner
To me James Garner has always been one of those few celebrities you could tell was just a genuine man. There aren’t many people like that in the world anymore. While I can’t believe he’s no longer with us, he will remain with us for generations to come and will sorely be missed by all his fans. Rest well Maverick, for as your pappy always said, “A coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero dies but one.” A thousand to one is pretty good odds. And I think it’s safe to say a thousand deaths was never in your cards.
RIP James Garner. April 7, 1928 - July 19, 2014