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  • Keith Gordon Rothenberger, 75, of Rossville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his home.

In The Beginning

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Writer-director Keith Gordon had one of the best film schools imaginable in the late ’70s and early ’80s, when he broke into the business as an actor and appeared in several now classic movies including All That Jazz, Dressed to Kill, and Christine. He must have learned quite a bit watching the likes of Fosse, De Palma, and Carpenter direct, because his own filmography is one of the most consistent in all of contemporary American cinema. Gordon has directed five features to date, every single one of which is an uncompromised treasure – and each one is different from the one that came before it (though certain thematic and stylistic preoccupations do become evident across his body of work on repeat viewings). Gordon’s directorial debut, The Chocolate War (1988), was an uncommonly thoughtful teen film that established many of the filmmaker’s concerns and interests: power and the ways in which it can be wielded for both good and evil; the lies we tell each other and ourselves to survive; and the role of institutions and the question of how they are best used – and of whether or not it is possible to avoid being used by them. Gordon further explored these ideas and developed an increasingly sophisticated visual language to express them in his next three films, A Midnight Clear (1992), Mother Night (1996), and Waking the Dead (2000). All four movies are adaptations of acclaimed novels, and like the directors of the classical studio era Gordon seems most at home interpreting pre-existing material, merging his own sensibility with the text to create a new work that is part him, part the author who originated it, and part something completely new to come out of that collision. (This is probably why in recent years he has found great success as one of our finest television directors.)

Keith Gordon is straight and has been downright flaming -- he is breaking our gaydar! Don't get me wrong but the manliest men often have man-crushes on effeminate men. It makes them feel even more manly. He has black hair. Scroll down and check out his slim body, short and/or medium black hairstyles & haircuts. 1. Hit the "I am a crusher" button at the top ↑
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Keith Gordon as Joe (as a boy) Michael Tolan as Dr

A Young Keith Gordon - Both underrated actor and director. He was cute back in the day. Geeky, nerdy. Dark features and pale olive skin. Love that combination and look.