Peter Falk is best known for his role as the shabby and absentminded police detective Columbo on the series by the same name. The two time Academy Award nominee, five time Emmy Award winner and one time Golden Globe winner was photographed Tuesday afternoon in Beverly Hills in a series of photos that might well be described as bizarre.
We don’t know the reason for the actor’s apparent flare up but it prompted several people to summon police on their cellphones. Passers by reported that an elderly gentleman was clearly agitated and seemed disoriented. When officers arrived Falk was able to convince them that all was well and he was allowed to go on his way. He was apparently in close proximity to his home and had been out for a walk when the incident occurred.
Maybe the paparazzi put him into the rage instead of catching the actor mid-frenzy. The pap have been known to have that effect on many Hollywood celebrities. Just a thought.
Falk, 80, is about to embark on a new film. His latest project will have him working with actor Val Kilmer in an offbeat comedy called American Cowslip. Falk is cast in the role of Father Randolph.
The good news is that all is apparently well with the octogenarian.