Monday, September 03, 2007

The Warren Oates Film Festival

I much prefer character actors to out and out stars. Not only are they often better actors, they have a very diverse body of work to enjoy. And one of the great ones was Warren Oates. He was likable, he was tough, but above all he was there.

Witness his work in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia...

...Race with the Devil (can't believe this was PG)...

...and Cockfighter (suppose any animals were harmed in the making of this film?).

Finally, to clear the palate, here's one of my favorite movie lines ever; it's from Stripes, and I'm happy it's Warren delivering it.

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