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:

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!


Maj. Amos Dundee: [after a battle, Dundee comes across Wiley, bleeding from a head wound] Wiley, are you hit?
Wiley: No, sir. My damned mule kicked me.


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


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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.

For his role as Major Kong in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), he had to travel to Shepperton Studios in England. Upon his arrival, it was discovered that he had never gotten a passport because he had never been outside the US before. His entrance was delayed while he had to go through the process of getting one before he was allowed to leave the airport.

Brother of Easy Pickens.

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