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Born: July 14, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: West Irvine, Kentucky, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Kentucky
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Served in the Navy during WWII
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Decided to pursue acting career after starring in college production of "Pygmalion"
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Moved to Pasadena, CA, to study acting
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Joined the American Male Chorus
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Moved to New York; joined Strawbridge Children's Theatre
1957:
Moved to Hollywood and made screen debut in "Tomahawk Trail"
1958:
Played villain opposite Alan Ladd in "The Proud Rebel"
1966:
Made unsold CBS pilot
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Roomed with Jack Nicholson in the late 1960s
1967:
Played a convict who sings gospel tunes to Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luke"
1974:
Cast in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part II," as an FBI agent protecting Michael V. Gazzo
1979:
Made TV-movie debut in "Flatbed Annie & Sweetpie: Lady Truckers" (CBS)
1979:
Cast in Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller "Alien"
1984:
Landed first screen lead in Wim Wenders directed "Paris, Texas"
1984:
Cast in the quirky cult film "Repo Man," by indie director Alex Cox
1986:
Played Molly Ringwald's father in "Pretty in Pink"
1988:
Played Saul (Paul) in "The Last Temptation of Christ"
1990:
Played a soft-hearted, but ill-fated private investigator in David Lynch's "Wild at Heart"
1992:
Starred in David Lynch's "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me"
1996:
Co-starred in ABC miniseries "Larry McMurtry's 'Dead Man's Walk'"
1998:
Appeared in the feature adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" for Terry Gilliam
1999:
Cast in "The Green Mile" for director Frank Darabont
2001:
Played opposite Jack Nicholson in "The Pledge" for director Sean Penn
2005:
Appeared in "The Wendell Baker Story" for Andrew and Luke Wilson
2006:
Cast as Roman Grant, the prophet of the Juniper Creek compound on HBO drama series "Big Love"
2006:
Reteamed with director David Lynch to star in "Inland Empire"
2009:
Played the Caterpillar in SyFy fantasy miniseries "Alice"
2011:
Voiced Balthazar in Gore Verbinski's animated feature "Rango"
2012:
Made cameo in superhero blockbuster "The Avengers"
2012:
Cast in ensemble crime comedy "Seven Psychopaths"

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