Slim Pickens Overview:

Legendary character actor, Slim Pickens, was born Louis Burton Lindley Jr. on Jun 29, 1919 in Kingsburg, CA. Pickens died at the age of 64 on Dec 8, 1983 in Modesto, CA .

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Pickens was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Slim Pickens Quotes:

Deputy Lon Dedrick: You ain't gettin' no older than tomorrow.


Wiley: [during the fight between Dahlstrom and Benteen] Boy, you sure do kick up a lot of dust with your sermon, Reverend!


Wiley: If you're lookin' for hard-ridin', Injun-fightin' whiskey drinkin' mulepackers, then by *God* you've got one!
Maj. Amos Dundee: What in the hell am I supposed to do with you?
Sgt. Gomez: He's the biggest drunk, but the best mule packer in the Territory, sir.
Maj. Amos Dundee: What's your name?
Wiley: Wiley.
Maj. Amos Dundee: All right, Wiley. Make your mark.
Wiley: Whiskey?
Maj. Amos Dundee: All you can drink...
[Wiley signs the contract]
Maj. Amos Dundee: ...when you've earned it. Sergeant, take him to a cell and dry him out.
[Sergeant Gomez escorts Wiley out of the room]
Wiley: Well! I ain't never seen anything like this before!


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Slim Pickens Facts
Inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame of the Rodeo Historical Society (a support group of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum) in 1986.

When he showed up on the set of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) fully dressed as a cowboy and speaking in a thick Southern accent, the British crew thought he was "Method" acting, not knowing that this was how he always dressed and acted.

Before becoming an actor, Slim was riding on the rodeo circuit. Someone told him that he should take up another line of work because all he would ever get in the rodeo was "Slim Pickin's."

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