This book is about a group of actors who bring drama to the big screen the way the fair haired hero never could. The granddaddies of Darth Vadar and J.R. Ewingvillains of the Westerns. Witty interviews with ten Hollywood heaviesLee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Strother Martin, othersabout their backgrounds, and feelings about themselves, their families, and playing bad guys. Horner asks the right questions, pulls out good answers and shows a fondness for controversial and sensitive issues. Two sections contain 43 photos of these familiar grisly characters in well known roles. All in all a splendid portrayal of a bunch of fine fellows who make a living convincing audiences they are despicable, degenerate and mean. A thorough filmography and a solid index are included.
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
William R. Horner, born in Nashville, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, was stationed in the Netherlands with the U.S. Army in 1972–1973. He is a distribution clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and lives in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
Table of ContentsTable of Contents
I. Who Is That Man Behind the Frost Grunts? 1
II. Bad as They Come 13
Jack ElamNeville BrandLee Van Cleef
III. The Rednecks 61
Bo HopkinsLuke AskewBill McKinney
IV. Inspector Callahan’s Nemesis 97
V. Hell on Horseback 107
Robert DonnerL.Q. JonesStrother Martin
VI. Before the Credits Roll 145