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Red West is a Actor and Stunts American born on 8 march 1936 at Memphis (USA)

Red West

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Birth name Robert Gene West
Nationality USA
Birth 8 march 1936 at Memphis (USA)
Death 18 july 2017 (at 81 years)

Robert Gene "Red" West (born 1936) is an American actor, film stuntman and songwriter. He was a close high school friend of rock and roll singer Elvis Presley. He is probably best known to American film audiences for his role as Red in Road House, alongside Patrick Swayze.

Biography

Red West a été dans sa jeunesse l'un des gardes du corps d'Elvis Presley dont il était l'ami de lycée. En 1977, il cosigne avec deux autres anciens gardes du corps de Presley une biographie à charge du King, Elvis: What Happened? .

Il apparaît dans des rôles de figuration puis des rôles annexes dans les films du chanteur au cours des années 1960. Il est également à cette époque cascadeur notamment dans la série The Rebel en 1961. Lors de la série Les Mystères de l'Ouest, il rencontre Robert Conrad qui le fera participer quelques années plus tard à la célèbre série Les Têtes brûlées, où il interprète le rôle du sergent Micklin, le mécanicien de l'escadron 214. Il apparaît régulièrement dans les années 1980 dans diverses séries dont Magnum et Agence tous risques.

Sa carrière au cinéma est marquée par quelques rôles secondaires (Road House au côté de Patrick Swayze), et par un premier rôle dans le film très remarqué de la critique Goodbye Solo de Ramin Bahrani où il interprète le rôle de William, un vieil homme suicidaire.

Usually with

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
(19 films)
Hal B. Wallis
Hal B. Wallis
(7 films)
Hal Pereira
Hal Pereira
(7 films)
Ramin Bahrani
Ramin Bahrani
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Red West (43 films)

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Safe Haven
Safe Haven (2013)
, 1h55
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, David Lyons, Cobie Smulders, Red West, Noah Lomax
Roles Roger
Rating67% 3.3550853.3550853.3550853.3550853.355085
A woman leaves her house in Boston holding a bloody knife. She is shown moments later at the bus station trying to flee town. She buys a bus ticket with her hair now cropped and bleached and stops in the small town of Southport, North Carolina. At the general store, she introduces herself as Katie. After acquiring a job as a waitress and renting a small house on the edge of town, Katie Feldman (Julianne Hough) befriends her neighbor, Jo (Cobie Smulders) and meets Alex Wheatley (Josh Duhamel), a widowed father of two young children, Josh (Noah Lomax) and Lexie (Mimi Kirkland).
At Any Price, 1h45
Directed by Ramin Bahrani
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Zac Efron, Heather Graham, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown, Kim Dickens, Chelcie Ross
Roles Cliff Whipple
Rating56% 2.846042.846042.846042.846042.84604
In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (Zac Efron) to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood.
Father of Invention, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Camilla Belle, Kevin Spacey, Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson, Virginia Madsen
Roles Sam Bergman
Rating56% 2.848072.848072.848072.848072.84807
Robert Axle, a New Orleans-based eccentric inventor turned ego maniacal infomercial guru, loses it all when one of his inventions maims thousands of customers. After eight years in a maximum-security prison, Axle is ready to redeem his name and rebuild his billion-dollar empire. But first he must convince his estranged 22-year-old daughter to let him live with her and her quirky, over-protective roommates.
Goodbye Solo, 1h31
Directed by Ramin Bahrani
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about suicide, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles
Actors Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West
Roles William
Rating72% 3.6460453.6460453.6460453.6460453.646045
Solo, a Senegalese cab driver, is working to provide a better life for his young family in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. William, an old man with a lifetime of regrets, hires Solo to take him to Blowing Rock, a peak in which updrafts cause objects that are dropped from it to fly upwards. William does not ask for a ride back from the rock and is obviously depressed, so Solo assumes that the old man intends to commit suicide there. Solo befriends William, in hopes of talking him out of ending his life. He introduces William to his wife and his stepdaughter Alex, hoping to inspire the old man with the joys of life.
Glory Road
Glory Road (2006)
, 1h58
Directed by James Gartner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, Basketball films, Children's films
Actors Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Jon Voight, Austin Nichols, Alphonso McAuley, Mehcad Brooks
Roles Ross Moore
Rating72% 3.60133.60133.60133.60133.6013
Newly appointed men's basketball coach Don Haskins (Lucas) from Texas Western College in El Paso, lacking necessary financial resources, makes an effort to recruit the best players regardless of race to form a team that can compete for a national championship. Some of the young men he brings in possess skill, but are raw in talent when it comes to organized teamwork focusing on defense and ball distribution. In the end, his Texas Western Miners team comprises seven black and five white athletes; a balance that raises eyebrows among university personnel. Haskins puts his players through a rigorous training program, threatening to cut anyone who doesn't work as hard as he demands, while trying to integrate his players into a single team with a common goal.
Forty Shades of Blue, 1h48
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Actors Rip Torn, Dina Korzun, Darren E. Burrows, Jenny O'Hara, Stuart Greer, Red West
Roles Duigan
Rating60% 3.043013.043013.043013.043013.04301
À Memphis, Tennessee, Alan et Laura forment un couple original, mais dont la passion semble pour le moins éteinte : producteur de légende, Alan est un des rares Blancs à avoir produit de la soul dans les années 1960. Beaucoup plus jeune et fraîchement débarquée de sa Russie natale, Laura passe l'essentiel de son temps à s'occuper de leur jeune fils, alors qu'Alan mène une vie très débridée.
Cookie's Fortune, 1h58
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller
Themes Films about families
Actors Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell, Charles Dutton, Patricia Neal
Roles Mr. Henderson
Rating67% 3.3973653.3973653.3973653.3973653.397365
When a small Mississippi town's wealthy dowager Jewel-Mae "Cookie" Orcutt (Neal) tires of her widowed life, she decides to take one of her late-husband Buck's pistols from the gun cabinet and kill herself.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, 1h40
Directed by Danny Cannon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Brandy, Mekhi Phifer, Matthew Settle, Muse Watson
Roles Paulsen
Rating47% 2.3554252.3554252.3554252.3554252.355425
Julie James wakes up screaming in her college class from a dream involving the terrifying, vengeful fisherman, Ben Willis. Julie is attending summer classes in Boston, in avoidance of returning to her hometown of Southport. All the while, she suffers from the painful memories and nightmares, trying to cope with the accident and brutal murders of her friends, Helen Shivers and Barry Cox, from the summer before.
The Rainmaker, 2h15
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Teresa Wright, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke
Roles Buddy Black
Rating71% 3.598563.598563.598563.598563.59856
Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon) was brought up in a slum. His father, who was a severe alcoholic, abused him and his mother. After studying at Austin Peay State University, Rudy, who has an interest in social justice and civil rights, decides to attend law school. When he graduates from the University of Memphis State Law School, he, unlike most of his fellow grads, has no high-paying employment lined up. He is forced to apply for part-time positions while he serves drinks at a Memphis bar.
The Expert
The Expert (1995)
, 1h32
Directed by William Lustig
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors James Brolin, Jeff Speakman, Jim Varney, Alex Datcher, Elizabeth Gracen, Red West
Roles Judge
Rating46% 2.316112.316112.316112.316112.31611
C'était un meurtre brutal qui a envoyé le psychopathe dérangé Martin Kagan en prison. C'est un sous-directeur naïf qui lui a accordé un sursis à exécution. Maintenant, l'instructeur de défense tactique du département de police, John Lomax, veut se venger de la mort de sa sœur bien-aimée.
Her Hidden Truth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kellie Martin, Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Ken Howard, Reed Diamond, Bruce Weitz, Cindy Pickett
Roles Leon Sykes
Rating59% 2.9559752.9559752.9559752.9559752.955975
Young teenager Billie Calhoun is wrongly accused of setting a deadly arson fire that killed her mother and sister. After years in a juvenile detention center, she requests an early release around the age of 18, but it is denied. During the journey back to the center, she escapes the prison van to find the real killer of her mother and sister. Out on her own, she disguises herself and befriends a young cop named Matt Samoni, and together they set out to uncover the truth.
Natural Born Killers, 1h58
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about television, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Serial killer films, Road movies
Actors Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Sizemore, Tommy Lee Jones, Rodney Dangerfield
Roles Cowboy Sheriff
Rating71% 3.59913.59913.59913.59913.5991
Mickey Knox and his wife Mallory stop at a roadside café in the New Mexico desert. A group of rednecks arrive and one begins sexually harassing Mallory. She briefly encourages him before beating him to a pulp. Mickey and Mallory then murder all but one of the diner's patrons, culminating in a morbid game of Eeny, meeny, miny, moe to decide who lives and dies. After executing the waitress Mabel, the couple ensures that the only survivor remembers their names before they embrace and declare their undying love.
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, 1h25
Directed by Allan Moyle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller
Actors Penelope Ann Miller, Julianne Moore, William Forsythe, Cathy Moriarty, Alfre Woodard, Andy Romano
Roles Judge
Rating50% 2.5057052.5057052.5057052.5057052.505705
Betty Lou Perkins is a meek librarian and nobody pays much attention to her, in particular her husband, Alex. A criminal kingpin is killed in cold blood and Betty Lou happens to find the murder gun. She is so mousy, however, she cannot even get the police to listen to her, including Alex, who is a detective. In sheer frustration, she not only produces the gun, but also announces she is the one who committed the crime.
Raw Nerve
Raw Nerve (1991)
, 1h31
Directed by David A. Prior
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Glenn Ford, Jan-Michael Vincent, Traci Lords, Sandahl Bergman, Ted Prior, Red West
Roles Dave
Rating43% 2.1768252.1768252.1768252.1768252.176825
As a series of grotesque shotgun murders plagues the city, a young race car driver goes to the police (Ford and Vincent) claiming that he has been having visions about the killer. He gets locked up as the suspect. A lady reporter (Sandal Bergman) falls in love with the suspect and sets out prove his innocence and find the real killer. A rogue biker (Tex Cobb) who accosts the reporter and kidnaps her is thought to be the killer in question so after he has been slaughtered in a shoot-out, they figure they have solved the shotgun slayings. But have they?
Road House
Road House (1989)
, 1h54
Directed by Rowdy Herrington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara, Marshall R. Teague, Red West
Roles Red Webster
Rating66% 3.349933.349933.349933.349933.34993
James Dalton (Patrick Swayze) is a professional "cooler" (i.e. specialized doorman, or bouncer) with a mysterious past who is enticed from his current job at a club in New York by Frank Tilghman (Kevin Tighe) to take over security at his club/bar, the Double Deuce, in Jasper, Missouri. Tilghman plans to invest substantial money into the club to enhance its image, and needs a first-rate cooler to maintain stability.