Our Favorite Luke Perry Movie Roles
After the passing of Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Luke Perry last week, fans are honoring the late actor’s memory by celebrating his incredible career in entertainment. On this edition of the Jaymes List, our own Jaymes Vaughn shares his favorite Luke Perry moments on the big screen!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Perry is unforgettable as Oliver Pike, Buffy’s friend-turned-lover who also joins her in fighting bloodthirsty enemies. Jaymes said it best:
“This film pretty much sealed the deal that anyone who hadn’t already fallen in love with Perry on 90210, was definitely in love with him now.”
8 Seconds (1994)
Perry knocks it out of the park—or pen—again in the 1994 biopic, which tells the true story of American rodeo legend Lane Frost.
Frost was the only professional bull rider to manage qualifying scores on Red Rock, a bull who notoriously knocked every rider off before they were able to hold on for a full eight-second ride.
Beneath all the dust is a heartbreaking story of love and dedication, and Perry’s performance will leave you reaching for the tissues.
Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts (2012)
Perry portrays a circuit court judge with a mission of bringing justice to the Wild West in the film which Jaymes calls “cliche in all the right ways, and sincere when it needs to be.”
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Perry’s final role on the big screen will be alongside an all-star cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film — Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The film, which premieres this July, is set in Los Angeles during the time of the Manson family murders.
Several months before its release, the movie is already sparking buzz around the world, setting it up to be a fitting finale for an actor leaving his final impression on Hollywood.
Rest in Peace, Luke Perry — and thank you for the memories.