Michael Ontkean, aka Sheriff Harry S. Truman in Twin Peaks, plays George Clooney’s cousin Milo in the Oscar-nominated The Descendants. While it’s good to see “Harry” again, who recently turned 66 and lives in Hawaii where the movie takes place, it’s a pity he has no lines in the movie at all. In the first scene Michael Ontkean appears in, his talking is muted because George Clooney is on the voice-over.
His second and final scene in The Descendants is particularly hard to watch for every Twin Peaks fan. It’s a pivotal moment and lasts a few minutes, and all Ontkean’s allowed to do is sit there and act faces. I mean, director Alexander Payne should’ve really given him some of Beau Bridges’ lines. If you see the scene, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Michael Ontkean’s previous movie project dates back from 2005 and is called Bear With Me. Depending on where you live, you can watch that full movie right here: