Dick Miller Overview:

Character actor, Dick Miller, was born Richard Miller on Dec 25, 1928 in The Bronx, NY. Miller died at the age of 90 on Jan 30, 2019 in Toluca Lake, CA .

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On DVD: in Roger Corman's A Bucket of Blood (1959)

By KC on Jun 12, 2018 From Classic Movies

A Bucket of Blood (1959) perfectly illustrates why producer Roger Corman never lost a dime on a film. Produced in five days, with a budget of $50,000, this dark comedy took a playful swipe at beatnik and art culture with thrift and efficiency, relying on sensational content and bizarre characters fo... Read full article


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By Barry P. on Nov 10, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

“I really never got excited about the size of a part. I didn’t realize the staying power of stars, when you got top billing, and then you’ve got to go a little lower, a little lower. But maybe that’s why I’ve been around so long.” – (excerpt fr... Read full article


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By Barry P. on Nov 10, 2013 From Cinematic Catharsis

“I really never got excited about the size of a part. I didn’t realize the staying power of stars, when you got top billing, and then you’ve got to go a little lower, a little lower. But maybe that’s why I’ve been around so long.” – (excerpt fr... Read full article


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Dick Miller Quotes:

Burson Fouch: I remember in one flower shop there was a whole wall covered with poison ivy. People came from miles around to look at that wall and they stayed to buy.
Gravis Mushnik: And the owner got rich?
Burson Fouch: No, he scratched himself to death in an insane asylum.


Burson Fouch: My name is Burson Fouch.
Gravis Mushnik: Excellent. I am Gravis Mushnik.
Burson Fouch: Oh, that's a good one.


Seymour Krelboin: I didn't mean it.
Gravis Mushnik: You didn't mean it. You never mean it. You didn't mean the time when you put up the bouquet with the 'get well' card in the funeral parlor, and sent the black lilies to that old lady in the hospital. You're fired and this time, I, Gravis Mushnik, mean it!
Burson Fouch: [to Seymour] I think he means it.


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Dick Miller Facts
According to him, when he would interview for acting jobs at other studios, he would mention that he had been working at American International. They would respond by saying "I don't think we can use you."

Is always cast by the director Joe Dante for his movies.

Appeared in two completely different, unrelated productions which showed an unpleasant future (in the 2020s) that were both based in California: the film The Terminator (1984) and the television series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993).

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