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Boat Trip Star Roger Moore Dies at 89… Also Played James Bond

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brian-mcgee - May 23, 2017

Roger Moore, the man who played Lloyd Faversham in the hilarious 2002 gay panic comedy Boat Trip, has passed away. The 89 year old actor had a long and illustrious career that began in the 1940s. You may even remember him as Stage Door Johnny in 1949's The Gay Lady, or perhaps you remember him as Simon Templar on the long-running series The Saint which was later turned into a movie starring Val Kilmer. He also played James Bond in seven films from 1973-1985.

I think most of us, however, remember him for his hilarious turn in Boat Trip where the famously heterosexual actor played a lecherous old gay man who thinks that Cuba Gooding Jr. and Horatio Sanz are gay because they're on a cruise exclusively for gay men. I don't think that any of us will soon forget the hijinks they get up to on that cruise, and today is a great day to reflect on those hijinks. Something tells me that Moore would have wanted it that way. 

The actor, ever the class act, passed away today at his home in Switzerland and will presumably be buried in his Boat Trip costume, just like Bela Lugosi was buried in his Dracula cape. 

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