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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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:

Colbee: How did I know she was married? Women aren't like cattle. They ain't got a brand on their hip to let you know when you're driving another man's stock.


Lyle Gorch: All your fancy plannin' and talkin' damn near got us shot to pieces over a few lousy bags of washers. Well, this was goin' to be me and Tector's last job before we quit and headed south. We spent all our time and money a-gettin' ready for this!
Pike Bishop: You spent all your time and money runnin' whores in Hondo while I spent my stake settin' it up.
[throws down washer]
Pike Bishop: Hell, I should have been runnin' whores instead of stealin' Army horses.
Lyle Gorch: While you was doin' all that plannin', me and Tector was gettin' our bell rope pulled by two... two, mind you, Hondo whores!
[starts laughing]
Dutch Engstrom: [laughing] And Pike was dreamin' of washers... you were matching whores... in tandem!
Lyle Gorch: What's that?
Tector Gorch: That's one behind t'other.
Lyle Gorch: That's right! That's what we was doin'!


Pike Bishop: You boys want to move on or stay here and give him a... decent burial?
Tector Gorch: He was a good man, and I think we oughta bury him.
Pike Bishop: He's DEAD! And he's got a lot of good men back there to keep him company!
Lyle Gorch: Too damn many!
Dutch Engstrom: [removes his hat] I think the boys are right. I'd like to say a few words for the dear, dead departed. And maybe a few hymns'd be in order. Followed by a church supper. With a choir!
Lyle Gorch: You crazy bastards! Both of ya!


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

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.

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