With a good rock song. If possible, "Born to be wild". It's the best way to remember Peter Fonda, who died yesterday at the age of 79.
The song is perfect because Fonda was actually a man who put freedom above any taboo.
It's easy to verify, as it was just last March in Mexico to receive a tribute at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. Far from solemn, he talked about cinema, yes, but also about mezcal and marijuana.
I tell how he gave marijuana to Jack Nicholson in the middle of the filming of what became known in Mexico as I looked for my fate (the title of English is Easy Rider) and whose opening sequence is the character of Fonda aboard a motorcycle and the song "Born to be wild" in the background.
Brother of Jane Fonda (Barbarella) and father of Bridget (Jackie Brown), the histrion added in his filmography more than 100 films, including Open Season and Escape from Los Angeles, as well as two Oscar nominations.
"But I want to do everything when I die, the good thing about being an actor is that I can work until it happens: somebody has to make him a grandfather, an older uncle, things like that, and I hope that work until he dies, and just before he dies, I can drink tequila, ”he joked at that time at La Perla Tapatía.