Why do I mention him now?
Here's what I said back on 7/24/06:
One of the greatest and most fun actors our nation has to offer and he is still mostly a B list character actor; recognizable but not known. The first time I took real notice and needed to learn the name Brad Dourif was his
brilliant and creepy performance in The Eyes of Laura Mars.
You may recognize him from a myriad of places: As the voice of Chucky, as the doctor on Deadwood, as Wormtongue in Peter Jackson's most inspired bit of casting in Lord of the Rings, in David Lynch's Dune and Blue Velvet, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, as the Gemini killer is the flawed but worth renting Exorcist 3, in one of the best X-Files “Beyond the Sea”, and other tv shows like Star Trek, Tales from the Crypt, and Wild Palms.
In short, he has had an awesome career and I can't wait to get his autograph at a nerd convention. (Which, by the way, if anyone knows when one is in the NY area, let me know).