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Lloyd - The Shining
Lloyd the Bartender
Aliases: Lloyd, the bartender
Continuity: The Shining
Notability: Minor character
Type: Bartender
Gender: Male
Location: Overlook Hotel, Colorado
Status: Deceased
1st appearance: The Shining (1980)
Actor: Joe Turkel

Lloyd, surname unknown, is a fictional bartender featured in the 1980 horror film The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick. He was played by actor Joe Turkel.

Biography Edit

Lloyd was once a bartender who worked in the lounge at the Overlook Hotel. Through unrevealed circumstances, Lloyd died and his ghost remained behind, cleaning glasses and serving drinks at the hotel. During the busy season, nobody was aware of Lloyd's presence, but the haunting power of the hotel allowed him to present himself to its new caretaker, Jack Torrance.

Jack found Lloyd in the lounge after he had already begun to succumb to the effects of the malevolent forces governing the hotel. He had forgotten that the building was empty but for he and his family. A recovering alcoholic, Jack ordered up a bit of the "hair o' the dog that bit me", which Lloyd gladly accommodated. Lloyd was a man of few words, but kept a keen ear towards Jack's voiced frustrations concerning his wife, Wendy, and young son, Torrance. Maintaining a tight smile, Lloyd invoked the old adage, "Women: can't live with them, can't live without them". [1]

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The character of Lloyd the bartender was created by writer/director Stanley Kubrick and screenwriter Diane Johnson. He is based on a character originally conceived by author Stephen King in his 1977 novel, The Shining.
  • Lloyd does not have a counterpart in the 1997 television miniseries remake of The Shining.
  • Playing the part of Lloyd was actor Joe Turkel's second-to-last film role.

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