He reprised his role of Willy Loman in the 1966 CBS television adaptation of the famous play Death of a Salesman, which included Gene Wilder, James Farentino, Bernie Kopell, and George Segal.Cobb was nominated for an Emmy Award for the performance.When the facilities of the government of the United States are drawn on an individual it can be terrifying. But not being able to move without being tailed is something else. The blacklist is just the opening gambit—being deprived of work. After a certain point it grows to implied as well as articulated threats, and people succumb.
He also played the role of Willy Loman in the original Broadway production of Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan.
In 1959, on CBS' Du Pont Show of the Month, he starred in the dual roles of Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote in the play I, Don Quixote, which years later became the musical Man of La Mancha.
Cobb also appeared as the Medicine Bow, Wyoming owner of the Shiloh Ranch, Judge Henry Garth in the first four seasons (1962–1966), of the long-running NBC Western television series The Virginian (1962–1971). If it's worth dying for, and I am just as idealistic as the next fellow.
At a bulky 6’4″ Affleck has the heft and power, but it’s a fair question whether at this point in the career he has the agility for 6-12 episodes of Reacher fight scenes.
Sure, he gave Batman a shot, but that’s all done and in the ever-churning cycle that is Ben Affleck’s career, he’s due for a turn away from popcorn projects back to directing surprisingly good crime movies.