For those of you who know don’t know who he is, Roddy McDowall was an English-American actor, film director, and voice artist, best known for playing Cornelius on ‘Planet of the Apes’. I actually used to like him and really enjoyed his roles in the ‘Planet of the Apes’ series. However, then I grew up and learned what a scumbag he was. If for some reason, you are a fan of him then stop reading right now because there is nothing here for you.
Still with me? Okay then, don’t say I didn’t warn you. First of all, Roddy McDowall spent a lot of time with his good buddy Elizabeth Taylor. They were childhood friends and remained close for the rest of his life. When Elizabeth got engaged to be married, Roddy McDowall convinced her to let him photograph her nude. AGAINST HER WISHES! What kind of a friend would do that? Was Roddy some kind of a pervert? I know he was gay, but maybe he had a secret crush on her and wanted an excuse to check her out? Who knows…The point is, I think it was a jerk-ass thing to do and it caused me to hate him. Elizabeth Taylor deserved better friends than him. Sure, she was feisty and mischievous herself, but I think she seemed like a nice person.
Another reason I hate him is because he was in love with Sal Mineo. At the risk of sounding petty…SAL IS MINE! I am so GLAD those two never dated…I can’t stand the thought of my beautiful Sal being touched by that disgusting piece of crap. But wait, it doesn’t stop there. When Sal Mineo was killed in 1976, his boyfriend Courtney Burr called Roddy on the telephone to ask him to come to the funeral. To which, Roddy responded by saying, “It’s because of people like you that Sal is dead” and then he slammed down the phone. Hey Roddy, do think Sal would appreciate you being rude to his boyfriend? NO YOU PRICK!
In my opinion, Roddy McDowall deserved to suffer that painful death of cancer. I hate him with a passion and always will. He may have seemed friendly in his interviews, but that didn’t change who he was inside…a horrible, despicable, trashy, pathetic excuse of a human being. I can’t even watch his movies anymore. Just the sight of that creature makes me sick. In fact, the only celebrity worse than him is Justin Bieber. And don’t go telling me what a horrible person I am because this is just my opinion.