Just looking at him could make me tremble. When he took my hand in his, the feeling caught me in the pit of my stomach–his hand was warm, protecting, and full of love. When he saw me at the beginning of the day and when he called me on the telephone, his first words were always, ‘Hello, Baby.’
Walter Olkewicz played seedy blackjack (and coke) dealer Jacques Renault on Twin Peaks, and in the movie, Fire Walk with Me. He’s also appeared in various roles in plenty of movies and TV shows, particularly Seinfeld. He made the repulsive character of Jacques Renault attractive by playing him with classical grandeur, like Sydney Greenstreet in The Maltese Falcon. Olkewicz turned cigarette ash into red wine.
But Olkewicz hasn’t acted in 15 years due to knee surgery and its complications. Now the poor guy is sapped for cash. Insurance isn’t covering anything. So he’s on Indiegogo, hoping to raise $50,000 for leg surgery. You can give him anything you’d like, but if you give at least $25, you get an autographed picture; for $50, tickets to his theater, which he hopes to open after his leg surgery; and for $100, he’ll be your acting coach. Sounds like a hell of a deal to me. I sent him the money I could. I hope you’ll help him out, too.
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Carl Jung is my favorite psychologist.