Thursday, June 04, 2009
R.I.P. David Carradine
The star of KUNG FU, KILL BILL, BOUND FOR GLORY, DEATH RACE 2000, the SHANE TV series, and a million other films and television shows, most of which were beneath his talents, is dead at age 72.
Here are a couple of old posts I wrote about more obscure Carradine features that probably few other bloggers will today:
HIGH NOON, PART II: THE RETURN OF WILL KANE
SUNDOWN: THE VAMPIRE IN RETREAT
Like his father, the distinguished character actor John Carradine, David was a highly eccentric, very talented, charismatic performer who often dwelled in lowly quickies and cheapies that hired him for a few days to add marquee value to them. And he usually did. Also, like his dad, David rarely (but sometimes) walked through a part.
Often volatile, always interesting.