He was one of the great American actors of his time. So natural in his acting style you just took him at face value. Most of his success came from television but he was in plenty of good movies. What I can’t believe on reflection is he didn’t work with Clint Eastwood more often other than Space Cowboys. I guess they were kind of old when the cop buddy picture came into vogue and Clint was way more successful. But they had worked together on Maverick and I think they could have done something great in their prime if they script was there.
Still, it’s sad to see Garner go. But 86 is a decent run, I suppose.