We were deeply saddened by the news that legendary Band singer/drummer Levon Helm passed away today. While Helm will forever be known as one of the best timekeepers of ever, he also left his mark on the silver screen. Helm brought a certain Southern strength to movies he was in, like a character actor version of Tommy Lee Jones (in fact, Helm would act with Jones a few times, including "Coal Miner's Daughter," Jones' feature directorial debut "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" and in Helm's final film "In the Electric Mist").
Helm never took a starring role, but always popped up at the movies oftentimes when we least expected him to. "Is that Levon Helm!?" we cried upon first witnessing Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) visit Helm's firearms expert in 2007's "Shooter." If you've seen the (partly shot in Philly) film, you know the below clip is the best part (the language in this clip may not be suitable for work):