Warren Oates Overview:

Character actor, Warren Oates, was born Warren Mercer Oates on Jul 5, 1928 in Depoy, KY. Oates died at the age of 53 on Apr 3, 1982 in Los Angeles, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered in Montana.

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Chandler: Not Raymond, but

By Rick29 on Jul 4, 2022 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Chandler. After a long career as a supporting actor, was ready to headline a major motion picture in 1971. He had garnered good notices in Sam Peckinpah's controversial Western The Wild Bunch (1969) and earned more acclaim as the lead in Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), a low-... Read full article


Summer Under the Stars Guide:

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 24, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today's star is Western favorite . TCM is celebrating the career of with 13 movies on Aug. 24. Here's what you need to know about an actor who collaborated with director Sam Peckinpah several times. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so you can go ... Read full article


Summer Under the Stars: Day 24 –

on Aug 24, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

?is the star for today!?Below, you?ll find links to those participating and honoring Oates?(updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. Twenty Four Frames?reviews?The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond?(1960) Fill in your details below or click an ic... Read full article


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Warren Oates Quotes:

Arthur Hadley: [Arthur and a few others are bathing in a spring] Come on in, O.W.!
O.W. Hadley: I already took my bath!


Pike Bishop: Let's go!
Lyle Gorch: Why the hell not?


Colbee: Had me a quiet woman once. Outside she was calm as Sunday. Inside, she was wild as mountain scenery. I'm going to ride back that way again.
Luis Emilio Delgado: Where's that?
Colbee: Sonora town.
Luis Emilio Delgado: I was there once.
Colbee: Once? You mean you didn't go back?
Luis Emilio Delgado: What for?
Colbee: Well, there's over ten head of females for every male in Sonora, that's for what. And I ought to know - I went through half of them one night. And I would have got around to the rest of 'em, if I hadn't pulled a leg muscle.


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Warren Oates Facts
In his long and prestigious career as one of the best character actors in film, he only had four leading roles: Bennie in "Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia", as well as the title roles in "Chandler", "Cockfighter", and "Dillinger". He got his first official lead role in "Garcia" as a gift from director Sam Peckinpah partly in appreciation for his work in two of his films, "Ride The High Country" and "The Wild Bunch", respectively, and because Oates had never been the star before.

The University of Louisville had a scholarship named after him for promising students in the arts programs.

Sang in the backup chorus for "Rocket to Stardom" on Kris Kristofferson's 1975 album "Who's to Bless . . . Who's to Blame."

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