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Will Oldham is a Actor and Sound American born on 21 january 1970 at Louisville (USA)

Will Oldham

Will Oldham
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Nationality USA
Birth 21 january 1970 (50 years) at Louisville (USA)

Will Oldham est un auteur, compositeur, interprète et acteur américain né le 24 décembre 1970 à Louisville, dans le Kentucky.


Très jeune, il découvre le théâtre, le cinéma et la musique punk et rock de son époque. Il écrit très tôt des pièces de théâtre, et monte sur les planches. Sa vie bascule à l'adolescence lorsqu'il interprète l'un des rôles principaux dans Matewan, de John Sayles (1987). En 1989, il abandonne ses études pour se lancer dans la musique.

Son premier album sort en 1993, signé par Drag City. There is no one what will take care of you est un album de country à l'ancienne, guitare acoustique et histoires effrayantes égrènent cet album fondateur.

Il devient rapidement populaire en France où il se produit régulièrement, puis enchaîne les albums, diversifiant et complexifiant sa musique, et affinant son style. Ses premiers albums sortent sous le nom de Palace Brothers, Palace Music ou simplement Palace.

Après Lost blues and other songs en 1997, il publie sous son vrai nom – Will Oldham – l'album Joya (1998), puis sous le pseudonyme Bonnie 'Prince' Billy l'album suivant : I See a Darkness (1999). Il a notamment été accompagné par le guitariste David Pajo alias Papa M, ses frères Ned et Paul Oldham. Il est proche de la harpiste Joanna Newsom, et du jeune cinéaste Harmony Korine.

Ces dernières années, il a multiplié les collaborations musicales tous azimuts : le rappeur Sage Francis, le groupe de dark folk Current 93, le guitariste Matt Sweeney, avec le chanteur folk suédois Nicolai Dunger, avec le groupe de post-rock Tortoise.

En 2004, il a ré-enregistré un bon nombre de ses chansons de l'époque Palace avec des orchestrations très riches et avec des musiciens country de Nashville. Parfois méconnaissables, les chansons étiques et névrosées des années 90 sont métamorphosées dans ce disque presque sautillant : "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy sings greatest Palace music"

Usually with

Caveh Zahedi
Caveh Zahedi
(1 films)
R. Kelly
R. Kelly
(2 films)
Rick Alverson
Rick Alverson
(1 films)
David Lowery
David Lowery
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Will Oldham (15 films)

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A Ghost Story, 1h27
Directed by David Lowery
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Ghost films
Actors Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Will Oldham, David Lowery, Rob Zabrecky, Brea Grant
Roles Prognosticator
Rating69% 3.452393.452393.452393.452393.45239
Un homme décède dans un accident de voiture juste devant chez lui. Il revient dans sa maison, affublé d'un drap blanc, pour revoir sa femme. Il hante alors sa maison et voit le monde changer autour de lui.
New Jerusalem, 1h34
Directed by Rick Alverson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Will Oldham
Roles Ike Evans
Rating66% 3.3464253.3464253.3464253.3464253.346425
The film focuses on the relationship between an Irish immigrant (Colm O'Leary), a veteran of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, and his American co-worker, an evangelical Christian (Will Oldham)
Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D (2010)
, 1h35
Directed by Jeff Tremaine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius
Roles Gorilla Trainer
Rating69% 3.495913.495913.495913.495913.49591
Beavis and Butt-head introduced the film by explaining 3D technology. The opening sequence features the cast lining up and then being attacked by various objects in slow-motion. The opening sequence, as well as many of the stunts, were filmed with Phantom high speed cameras which shoot at 1,000 frames per second.
Wendy and Lucy, 1h20
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Will Oldham, Larry Fessenden, John Robinson, Gabe Nevins
Roles Icky
Rating70% 3.5475153.5475153.5475153.5475153.547515
Wendy Carroll is a young woman who sets her sights on Alaska in hopes of starting a new life with her dog Lucy, travelling in her car with limited supplies and a straining budget of a little over $500 left for the trip. Stranded in Oregon when her car breaks down and lacking the funds to repair it, Wendy faces yet another challenge when she is apprehended for shoplifting and Lucy disappears while she is in police custody.
Junebug (2007)
, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Peinture, Films about sexuality
Actors Amy Adams, Embeth Davidtz, Alessandro Nivola, Celia Weston, Scott Wilson, Benjamin McKenzie
Roles Bill Mooney, scout
Rating68% 3.4494153.4494153.4494153.4494153.449415
When newlywed Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), an art dealer, travels from Chicago to North Carolina to pursue a local, self-taught painter (Frank Hoyt Taylor) for her outsider art gallery, she takes the opportunity to meet the family of her husband George (Alessandro Nivola) who live close by.
Old Joy
Old Joy (2007)
, 1h16
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Will Oldham, Daniel London
Roles Kurt
Rating67% 3.397573.397573.397573.397573.39757
Old Joy tells the story of two friends, Kurt (Will Oldham) and Mark (Daniel London), as they reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range and Bagby Hot Springs, east of Portland, Oregon. Kurt lives a hand-to-mouth hippie lifestyle, while Mark has moved on from that scene and gotten a proper job and a house. The film is a story of friendship, loss and alienation. For Mark, the weekend outing offers a respite from the pressure of his imminent fatherhood. Tagging along for the ride is Lucy, Mark's dog (played by Reichardt's dog of the same name).
Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22, 48minutes
Directed by R. Kelly
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Crime
Themes Musical films
Actors R. Kelly, LeShay Tomlinson, Michael K.Williams, Rebecca Field, Erika Ringor, Will Oldham
Roles Sgt. Platoon
Rating65% 3.295583.295583.295583.295583.29558
Chapter 13 The chapter initially starts with Sylvester and Twan in Sylvester's car though it is not clear at first where they are going. When Sylvester tells Twan to be on his best behavior and reminds Twan about how he got sent to jail, Twan says it "was because of Roxanne and that bitch Tina", which Sylvester remembers his wife mentioning their names on chapter five. The scene soon cuts to Rosie the nosy neighbor and her husband Randolph (played by R. Kelly), who argue over Rosie spying on other neighbors. The argument ends when the scene cuts back to Sylvester explaining to Twan that he has to collect money from someone, he tells Twan to leave the car in drive and be on the lookout and enters a restaurant. An hour goes by with no sign of Sylvester.
The Guatemalan Handshake, 1h36
Directed by Todd Rohal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Will Oldham
Roles Donald Turnupseed
Rating62% 3.1000453.1000453.1000453.1000453.100045
Julien Donkey-Boy, 1h39
Directed by Harmony Korine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about psychiatry
Actors Ewen Bremner, Chloë Sevigny, Werner Herzog, Victor Varnado, Will Oldham
Rating68% 3.448663.448663.448663.448663.44866
The film opens on television footage of an ice dancer - a recurring motif in the film - before cutting away to Julien, a young man with untreated schizophrenia. In the opening scene, Julien meets up with a small child with several turtles, only to strangle him to death when he is denied one. The child is then buried by Julien under the mud whilst he prays for mercy from God.
Thousand Pieces of Gold, 1h45
Directed by Nancy Kelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance, Western
Actors Chris Cooper, Rosalind Chao, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Michael Paul Chan, Will Oldham, Dennis Dun
Roles Miles
Rating68% 3.443623.443623.443623.443623.44362
Lalu (Rosalind Chao) is a young and fluently smart Chinese woman who is sold by her impoverished family and transported against her will to the American Old West, shortly after the Civil War. Upon her arrival in California, she meets Jim (Dennis Dun), a Chinese "wife trader" who sells her to Hong King (Michael Paul Chan), a successful Chinese merchant who lives in a rural Idaho mining town. The two set off on the long journey to Idaho and eventually strike up a friendship along the way.
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, 1h40
Directed by Mel Damski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Roxana Zal, Will Oldham, Whip Hubley, Walter Olkewicz
Roles Chip
Rating64% 3.239133.239133.239133.239133.23913
Based on the true story of Jessica McClure, the child who fell down an abandoned water well while playing one afternoon in her aunt's backyard in Midland, Texas. She was stuck in the well 22 feet down and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the ground too much with machinery they could cause her to fall further down and die. Rescuers managed to successfully excavate alongside the well shaft and bring her to safety.
Matewan (1987)
, 2h15
Directed by John Sayles
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Rail transport films, Political films
Actors Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, David Strathairn, Ken Jenkins
Roles Danny Radnor
Rating78% 3.945193.945193.945193.945193.94519
It was 1920 in the southwest West Virginia coal fields, and, as the narrator recalls, "things were tough." In response to efforts by miners to organize into a labor union, the Stone Mountain Coal Company announces it will cut the pay miners receive, and will be importing replacement workers into town to replace those who join the union. The new workers are African Americans from Alabama and are coming in on the train, but the train is stopped outside town and the black men are told to get off. Derided as "scabs", they are then attacked by the local miners, but manage to get back on the train and continue their journey.


This Must Be the Place, 1h58
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Kerry Condon, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson, Harry Dean Stanton
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating67% 3.3535953.3535953.3535953.3535953.353595
Cheyenne is a wealthy former rock star, now bored and jaded in his 20-year retirement in Dublin. He retired after two of his teenaged fans committed suicide. He travels to New York to reconcile with his estranged father during his final hours, only to arrive too late. The reason he gives for not communicating with his father for 30 years was that his father rejected him when he put on glam rock make-up at the age of 15. He reads his father's diary and learns about his father's persecution in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS officer Alois Lange. He visits a professional Nazi hunter named Mordecai Midler who tells him that Lange is small fry.