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David Carradine: 1936 – 2009

dc-poopAt the age of 72, actor David Carradine has passed away. His body was found hanging in a Bangkok hotel room, where he had been stationed for a movie shoot. Carradine is best known for his roles as Kwai Chang Caine in the TV series Kung Fu and as the title character in Quentin Tarantino‘s Kill Bill movies. When looking back on his long career in show business, he said:

It’s always seemed to me like a mission. A holy one, like the Blues Brothers. It’s a marathon. You can’t quit; even coming in dead last has honor. Quitting doesn’t. Look, I had absolute faith in my future when I was starving in New York and no one believed in me besides me and my girlfriend. I’d be stupid to lose that faith after I’ve become a fucking icon. Oh, yes. And I love the work.

Carradine was a great actor who always had an interesting and intense presence on film. With his distinct voice and mannerisms, he could make even the cheesiest Tarantino dialogue sound completely cool, as this clip from Kill Bill vol. 2 demonstrates:

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  1. abe
    June 4th, 2009 at 12:00 | #1

    Carradine is the family curse?!
    I think that watching this movie, you will be able to understand why it happened.
    See the interview:Carradine-film

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