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Luke Askew is a Actor American born on 26 march 1932 at Macon (USA)

Luke Askew

Luke Askew
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Nationality USA
Birth 26 march 1932 at Macon (USA)
Death 29 march 2012 (at 80 years) at Portland (USA)

Francis Luke Askew (March 26, 1932 – March 29, 2012) was an American actor best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider. He appeared in many westerns, and had a rare lead role in the spaghetti Western Night of the Serpent (La notte dei serpenti – 1969).


Askew was born in Macon, Georgia to Milton Dillard Askew (1904-1976) and Dorothy Doolittle (1910-1969). Askew attended the University of Georgia, Mercer University, and Walter F. Jay School of Law. Askew served in the United States Air Force during his college years in intelligence. He made his film debut in Otto Preminger's Hurry Sundown (1967), but was first noticed as an actor for his role in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. He was one of the first actors daring to wear long hair in this era, which he had to hide under a hat during the filming of this movie. The next year he worked with John Wayne in The Green Berets (with his hair cut short). The following year he worked with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider, a film that set him on the road to becoming a cult figure of modern cinema.

Askew continued to work as an actor after that, predominantly appearing in guest roles on television series. This includes work on such series as: Bonanza, High Chaparral, Mission: Impossible, Cannon, The Rockford Files, Quincy, M.E., The Six Million Dollar Man, T. J. Hooker, L.A. Law, MacGyver, Walker, Texas Ranger, Murder She Wrote, and HBO's Big Love. He appeared frequently with Bill Paxton.

He also took part in Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (1999), a documentary about the making of Easy Rider DVD. Askew sang Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed songs at The Gaslight Cafe. According to Bob Dylan, when Luke sang at The Gaslight Cafe it was like a "guy who sounded like Bobby Blue Bland".

Askew later moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area. He died in Portland, on March 29, 2012, from lung cancer.

Best films

Easy Rider (1969)
The Green Berets (1968)

Usually with

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Luke Askew (35 films)

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The Greatest Game Ever Played, 2h
Directed by Bill Paxton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Sports films, Golf films, Children's films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Josh Flitter, Peter Firth, Peyton List, Elias Koteas
Roles Alec Campbell
Rating73% 3.698163.698163.698163.698163.69816
Set mainly in 1913, the film is about Francis Ouimet, the first amateur to win a U.S. Open. Amateur golf in that era was then a sport only for the wealthy, and Ouimet came from an immigrant family that was part of the working class. Ouimet watches an exhibition by legendary British golf pro Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane) as a 7-year-old boy, and becomes very interested in golf. He begins as a caddy at The Country Club, a posh enclave located across the street from his home in suburban Brookline, Massachusetts, while making friends with the other caddies. He works on his own golf game at every chance, and gradually accumulates his own set of clubs. Francis practices putting at night in his room. He wins the Massachusetts Schoolboy Championship.
Frailty (2002)
, 1h40
Directed by Bill Paxton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Serial killer films, Children's films
Actors Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O'Leary, Jeremy Sumpter, Levi Kreis
Roles Sheriff Smalls
Rating71% 3.5989653.5989653.5989653.5989653.598965
Introducing himself as Fenton Meiks, a man visits FBI Agent Wesley Doyle claiming that his brother Adam is the "God's Hand" serial killer Doyle has been hunting. Meiks says Adam has committed suicide, prompting Fenton to fulfill a promise to bury Adam in a public rose garden in their hometown of Thurman. He begins to tell Doyle about the boys' childhood and suggests that the bodies of the God's Hand victims are buried in that rose garden. Meiks continues telling Doyle his story as the two drive to Thurman.
South of Heaven, West of Hell, 2h12
Directed by Dwight Yoakam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Vaughn, Bridget Fonda, Peter Fonda, Paul Reubens
Roles Leland Henry
Rating42% 2.1116852.1116852.1116852.1116852.111685
Au début du XXème siècle, dans une petite ville située au fin fond de l'Arizona, le jeune marshal Valentine Casey reçoit, le soir de Noël, la visite d'une bande de hors-la-loi, qui font partie de sa famille et avec lesquels il partage un passé peu reluisant. Ces derniers ne tardent pas à semer la terreur dans les environs.
South of Heaven, West of Hell, 2h12
Directed by Dwight Yoakam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Vince Vaughn, Bridget Fonda, Dwight Yoakam, Peter Fonda, Joe Unger
Roles Leland Henry
Rating42% 2.1116852.1116852.1116852.1116852.111685
Au début du XXème siècle, dans une petite ville située au fin fond de l'Arizona, le jeune marshal Valentine Casey reçoit, le soir de Noël, la visite d'une bande de hors-la-loi, qui font partie de sa famille et avec lesquels il partage un passé peu reluisant. Ces derniers ne tardent pas à semer la terreur dans les environs.
Vendetta (1999)
, 1h57
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Christopher Walken, Luke Askew, Clancy Brown, Bruce Davison, Andrew Connolly, Joaquim de Almeida
Roles William Parkerson
Rating61% 3.050493.050493.050493.050493.05049
La Nouvelle-Orléans, 1891. Dix-huit dockers italo-américains originaires de Sicile sont faussement accusés du meurtre du chef de la police Hennessy. Ils sont acquittés mais, peu après le procès, onze d'entre eux sont pendus au cours de l'un des plus importants lynchages de masse de l'histoire des États-Unis.
The Newton Boys, 1h53
Directed by Richard Linklater
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Crime, Western
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Julianna Margulies, Gail Cronauer
Roles Chef Schoemaker
Rating61% 3.0501153.0501153.0501153.0501153.050115
Due to a miscarriage of justice Willis Newton was in prison. Afterwards he worked on a farm and was in love with the owner's daughter. Their marriage was confounded when her father was informed that Willis had been a convict. Willis returns to his family's land and tells his mother how the farmer offered him to stay as a mere worker. Still upset he craves a chance to escape poverty and goes to town. Willis meets with two criminals named Slim and Glasscock in a western saloon. The proprietor is an Indian chief who got rich when oil was found on his land. Word is the chief would not have even been allowed to enter the saloon as a guest before that. Thus Willis learns that social climbing is possible for him too if only he happens to get to a lot of money. Now he will collect a great deal of money by robbing banks until he can purchase an oil well.
Traveller (1997)
, 1h36
Directed by Jack N. Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Bill Paxton, Mark Wahlberg, Julianna Margulies, Nikki DeLoach, James Gammon, Luke Askew
Roles Boss Jack Costello
Rating60% 3.049543.049543.049543.049543.04954
Un jeune homme, Pat, se rend dans une communauté nomade installée en Caroline du Nord. D'abord rejeté, il sera pris sous la coupe du cousin Bokky, qui, lui, tombe amoureux et voudrait changer de vie...
Frank & Jesse, 1h45
Directed by Robert Boris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about families, Gangster films
Actors Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton, William Atherton, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Alexis Arquette, Maria Pitillo
Roles Lone Rider
Rating58% 2.902182.902182.902182.902182.90218
Following the American Civil War the two James brothers, along with the Younger brothers - Cole Younger (played by Randy Travis) and Bob Younger (Todd Field), Bob Ford (Jim Flowers) and Charles Ford (Alexis Arquette), Clell Miller (John Pyper-Ferguson), and Arch Clements (Nick Sadler), begin to feel oppressed by the Chicago railroad investors. They set off on a trail of bank robberies, train heists, and stage holdups while evading the dogged pursuit of Allan Pinkerton (William Atherton) and his detective agency.
No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Loren Avedon, Keith Vitali, Joseph Campanella, Luke Askew, Sherrie Rose, Sherrie Rose
Roles Atteron
Rating82% 4.127724.127724.127724.127724.12772
After their CIA agent father is killed, brothers Casey (Keith Vitali) and Will Alexander (Loren Avedon) are forced to put their differences aside as they hunt for the killer. The duo get close to Franco (Rion Hunter), a ruthless terrorist leader. Will, a karate instructor, joins a rogue terrorist organization and, in order to gain Franco's trust, is told that he must kill another CIA agent, who just happens to be his brother Casey. Together, Casey and Will fake the murder and devise a plan to get their revenge while uncovering Franco's plans to assassinate President George H.W. Bush.
Bulletproof, 1h33
Directed by Steve Carver
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Gary Busey, Darlanne Fluegel, Henry Silva, Thalmus Rasulala, L. Q. Jones, René Enríquez
Roles Gen. Gallo
Rating51% 2.5585352.5585352.5585352.5585352.558535
A clan of terrorists, of all backgrounds and types, seize the "Thunderblast" top-secret super tank, hiding it in Mexico. The task of recovering it is entrusted to "Bulletproof" Frank McBain, a former secret agent and current cop. Gary Busey plays McBain, the stereotypical die-hard main character in this film, as he attempts to recover the Thunderblast and his ex-girlfriend.
Legend of the White Horse
Directed by Janusz Morgenstern
Genres Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Christopher Lloyd, Dee Wallace, Allison Balson, Soon-Tek Oh, Kazimierz Kaczor, Christopher Stone
Rating47% 2.3973852.3973852.3973852.3973852.397385
The action takes place in a fictional Central European country, Karistan, where the beautiful Alta lives with her young blind daughter Jewel. Jewel has a friend in the form of an enigmatic white horse. Soon they meet an American visitor named Jim Martin, who has been sent to Karistan to prove that a new investment is not going to harm the environment in Karistan.
The Warrior and the Sorceress, 1h21
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Actors David Carradine, Anthony De Longis, Harry Townes, María Socas, Luke Askew, Guillero Marín
Roles Zeg the Tyrant
Rating43% 2.1605352.1605352.1605352.1605352.160535
In a distant galaxy lies the desert planet of Ura, which has two suns. There, two rival warlords, Zeg and Bal Caz, constantly fight against each other in a battle over the village's only wellspring. The mercenary warrior Kain emerges and announces that his skills are for hire to the highest bidder. Naja, a beautiful sorceress that has been taken captive by Zeg changes Kain's purpose to take the well for himself, instead choosing to save Naja and the village people. Kain starts entangling the situation, and by taking advantage of the ongoing feud, he seeks to debilitate the rival warlords and defeat them.
The Beast Within, 1h38
Directed by Philippe Mora
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Don Gordon, R.G. Armstrong, L. Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey
Roles Dexter Ward
Rating56% 2.8010052.8010052.8010052.8010052.801005
While driving through Mississippi on their honeymoon, Caroline and Eli MacCleary (Bibi Besch and Ronny Cox) are stranded on a deserted road when their car is stuck in the mud. Eli is forced to walk several miles down the road to a service station they stopped at earlier to get a tow. As Eli begins the trek back to the station, the film cuts to a dark house in which a strange creature is being held captive in the cellar. The creature breaks its chain and escapes into the forest. As it nears the MacCleary's car Caroline's dog jumps out of the window to confront it. Caroline chases after the animal, but flees in terror when she stumbles across the canine's mutilated corpse. While fleeing back to the car she knocks herself unconscious after running into a tree. The creature tears off her clothes and rapes her, then leaves her in the forest alone. Eli and the service station attendant find her and take her to the tow truck. As they drive off two gunshots are heard from the forest.