This month we salute William Hootkins, who passed away October 23, 2005 at age 58 from pancreatic cancer. Hootkins is a fantastic character actor who managed to appear in Star Wars (the ill-fated Jek Porkins), Flash Gordon, Raiders of the Lost Ark (“We have top men working on it”) and most memorably in 1989’s Batman as Lt. Eckhardt, possibly the scummiest cop to ever slime his way onto the silver screen. He was a veteran of the stage as well, once even playing Alfred Hitchcock. Look for him in a small role in the upcoming Color Me Kubrick. Rest in Peace William Hootkins!!