This month’s Obscuro Appreciato goes out to dependable character actor Ernest Borgnine. Borgnine has been appearing in films since the 50s, breaking into the big time with his Oscar-winning turn as the title character in Marty. He’s played roles big and small since then, standouts including The Dirty Dozen, The Vikings, The Wild Bunch, The Poseidon Adventure, The Devil’s Rain, Emperor of the North Pole, Baseketball, plus memorable guest apprearances on The Simpsons and Spongebob Squarepants (as Mermaid Man!) At age 88, Borgnine continues to act in all manner of films and tv shows and is writing an autobiography tentatively titled “I Don’t Wanna Start a Fire, I Just Wanna Keep My Nuts Warm.” (He also appears in Angry Chair in animated form, check it!) Bravo Borgnine!