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Slim Pickens is a Actor, Director and Stunts American born on 28 june 1919 at Kingsburg (USA)

Slim Pickens

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Birth name Louis Burton Lindley Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 28 june 1919 at Kingsburg (USA)
Death 8 december 1983 (at 64 years) at Modesto (USA)

Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. (June 29, 1919 – December 8, 1983), better known by his stage name Slim Pickens, was an American rodeo performer and film and television actor. During most of his career, he epitomized the profane, tough, sardonic cowboy, but is perhaps best remembered today for his comic roles in Dr. Strangelove and Blazing Saddles.


In his last years Pickens lived with his wife in Columbia, California. He died on December 8, 1983, after surgery for a brain tumor. He was survived by his wife and children Thomas Michael Lindley, Margaret Louise Wittman, as well as daughter, Daryle Ann Giardino. His wife died in 2011 at the age of 89–90.

Best films

Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Big Country (1958)

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Filmography of Slim Pickens (74 films)

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La Classe américaine, 1h10
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Burt Lancaster, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot
Roles 'Deep Throat' (archive footage)
Rating78% 3.9367853.9367853.9367853.9367853.936785
The film begins with the following lines appearing on screen, complete with deliberate spelling mistakes: "Attention! Ce flim n'est pas un flim sur le cyclimse. Merci de votre compréhension." ("Attention! This flim is not a flim about cyclign. Thank you for your understanding.")
La Classe américaine, 39minutes
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Steve McQueen
Roles 'Deep Throat' (archive footage)
Rating73% 3.6688653.6688653.6688653.6688653.668865
Diffusé pour les fêtes de fin d'année, ce second détournement (qui fait suite à Derrick contre Superman) est un Ça cartoon déjanté mêlant des séquences originales présenté par Valérie Payet et Philippe Dana à des extraits redoublés de dessins animés avec Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck... et de films avec Steve McQueen, Burt Lancaster, Jack Nicholson, Jean Gabin, etc. Il s'agit du second des trois téléfilms du Grand Détournement.
La Classe américaine
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors John Wayne, Christine Delaroche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Marc Cassot, Paul Newman
Roles 'Deep Throat' (archive footage)
Rating78% 3.9367853.9367853.9367853.9367853.936785
George Abitbol, l'homme le plus classe du monde, meurt tragiquement lors d'une croisière. Dans un dernier souffle, il murmure : « Monde de merde ». Pourquoi ? Ces mots intriguent le rédacteur en chef d'un quotidien américain. Il dépêche ses trois meilleurs enquêteurs : Dave, Peter et Steven (prononcer « Pétère et Stéveune ») pour éclaircir ce mystère...
Pink Motel
Pink Motel (1982)

Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Slim Pickens, Phyllis Diller, Tony Longo, Andrea Howard, Squire Fridell
Roles Roy
Rating39% 1.979961.979961.979961.979961.97996
A couple who own a hotel must deal with the various eccentric people who rent their rooms.
The Howling, 1h31
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Robert Picardo
Roles Sam Newfield
Rating65% 3.2504853.2504853.2504853.2504853.250485
Karen White (Dee Wallace) is a Los Angeles television news anchor who is being stalked by a serial murderer named Eddie Quist (Robert Picardo). In cooperation with the police, she takes part in a scheme to capture Eddie by agreeing to meet him in a sleazy porno theater. Eddie forces Karen to watch a video of a young woman being raped, and when Karen turns around to see Eddie she screams. The police enter and shoot Eddie, and although Karen is safe, she suffers amnesia. Her therapist, Dr. George Waggner (Patrick Macnee), decides to send her and her husband, Bill Neill (Christopher Stone), to the "Colony", a secluded resort in the countryside where he sends patients for treatment.
Honeysuckle Rose, 1h59
Directed by Jerry Schatzberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Amy Irving, Slim Pickens, Priscilla Pointer, Charles Levin
Roles Garland
Rating62% 3.146053.146053.146053.146053.14605
Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) is a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former guitarist joins his tour. The road leads to temptation, which leads to his downfall. The only question is will his family and friends stand by him?
Tom Horn
Tom Horn (1980)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical, Romance, Western
Themes Films about capital punishment
Actors Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Slim Pickens, Billy "Green" Bush, Elisha Cook, Jr.
Roles Sam Creedmore
Rating67% 3.3961053.3961053.3961053.3961053.396105
Tom Horn, a legendary frontier scout and tracker who helped capture Geronimo, drifts around the quickly disappearing western frontier. The story begins as he rides into a small town and provokes prizefighter Jim Corbett, ending up in a livery stable, unconscious and badly bruised.
1941 (1979)
, 1h58
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Christmas films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee
Roles Hollis P. Wood
Rating58% 2.9003452.9003452.9003452.9003452.900345
On Saturday, December 13, 1941 at 7:01 a.m., a woman goes swimming somewhere on the California coast, only to find a Japanese submarine surfacing beneath her. The submarine crew believes they have arrived in Hollywood, and the vessel submerges while the woman swims to safety.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, 1h54
Directed by Irwin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Michael Caine, Telly Savalas, Sally Field, Karl Malden, Peter Boyle, Shirley Jones
Roles Tex
Rating47% 2.3554852.3554852.3554852.3554852.355485
The capsized luxury liner, S.S. Poseidon is still afloat after six survivors have been rescued via helicopter.
The Black Hole, 1h38
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Psychologie, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Space opera, Children's films, Robot films, Lobotomie
Actors Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine
Roles B.O.B. (voice) (uncredited)
Rating58% 2.949642.949642.949642.949642.94964
Nearing the end of a long mission exploring deep space, the spacecraft USS Palomino is returning to Earth. The crew consists of Captain Dan Holland, First Officer Lieutenant Charlie Pizer, journalist Harry Booth, ESP-sensitive scientist Dr. Kate McCrae, the expedition's civilian leader Dr. Alex Durant and the robot V.I.N.CENT ("Vital Information Necessary CENTralized").
The Sacketts, 2h50
Directed by Robert Totten
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford, Ben Johnson, Gilbert Roland, John Vernon
Roles Jack Bigelow
Rating78% 3.9291453.9291453.9291453.9291453.929145
Three brothers from Tennessee, Tell, Orrin, and Tyrel Sackett, are brought together by the tragic events that occur at Orrin's wedding. Tell (Sam Elliott) is a mountain man who hasn't seen his family in almost ten years, Orrin (Tom Selleck) is a former lawman now looking to settle down with his family, and Tyrel (Jeff Osterhage) is the youngest brother who is very good with a revolver. At the wedding, the brother of a man Orrin had previously killed arrives in the middle of the ceremony and holds Orrin at gunpoint. The man pulls the trigger, but Orrin's fiancée gets in the way and is shot and killed. Tyrel arrives and shoots the man dead.
Spirit of the Wind, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Sports films
Actors George Clutesi, Slim Pickens, Chief Dan George
Roles Obie
Rating70% 3.510383.510383.510383.510383.51038
The movie is a semi-biographical story based upon the early life and rise to prominence of Native American dog musher George Attla, Jr. (1933–2015). Attla, known as "the Huslia Hustler," took his nickname from one of his mentors, Jimmy Huntington, who first began winning races during Attla's childhood. In recent generations, this nickname has become associated with Attla far more than with Huntington. Attla was a leading star of the 1960s and 1970s in the sport of sprint dog sled racing. He won the Fur Rendezvous World Championship race, held in Anchorage, Alaska, 10 times between 1958 and 1982. He also won 8 championships in the Open North American Championship race, held in Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition, despite his mushing experience being geared more towards sprint than distance racing, Attla competed in the inaugural Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1973, placing fifth. In a 2011 interview, Attla spoke of the popularity of the Iditarod, and how sprint racing "is now a second-class sport" as a result.
The Swarm
The Swarm (1978)
, 1h56
Directed by Irwin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, La fin du monde, Natural horror films, Films about insects, Disaster films, American disaster films, Film de catastrophe animalière
Actors Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson
Roles Jud Hawkins
Rating45% 2.255142.255142.255142.255142.25514
A group of soldiers led by Maj. Baker (Bradford Dillman) is ordered to investigate a basement level station which they believed was attacked. After Baker contacts his commander, Gen. Slater (Richard Widmark), they begin to investigate who drove a civilian van into the base. It is revealed to be owned by a scientist named Dr. Bradford Crane (Michael Caine), the only survivor of the attack. Slater orders two helicopters to check for a black mass (revealed to be bees), but the two helicopters are swarmed by the bees and crash, killing the pilots inside. Crane insists to Slater that the base was attacked by the same African killer bees that destroyed the helicopters. Helena Anderson (Katharine Ross), one of the base's doctors, supports Crane's story.
The Shadow of Chikara, 1h54
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Western
Actors Betty Bronson, Joe Don Baker, Sondra Locke, Ford Sterling, Joy N. Houck, Jr., Louise Dresser
Roles Virgil Cane
Rating54% 2.7042852.7042852.7042852.7042852.704285
Confederate veterans of the last battle of the Civil War set out to find a hidden treasure: diamonds hidden in a cave. However, the soldiers find they are being followed by a mysterious hunter (or hunters) who may have a connection to a mythic eagle spirit.