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Spain’s High-Flying, Deep-Sea-Diving Quadriplegic Poet-Hero

Published: December 15, 2004

Based on the chastened life and hastened death of Spanish euthanasia activist Ramón Sampedro, the painterly biopic The Sea Inside finds art-house hunk Javier Bardem gazing Oscar-ward. Aged to a balding 55, the 35-year-old Bardem makes a convincing quadriplegic, rolling his eyes and pursing his lips with the sort of exaggeration that a once virile sensualist might employ if that’s all he had to work with.

William Rush, quadriplegic activist, dies at 49

Published: December 15, 2004

BY MATTHEW HANSEN/Lincoln Journal Star

William Rush once wrote about the overwhelming desire to get out on the dance floor and shake it for all he was worth.

He was always writing.

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