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Woody Strode is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 25 july 1914 at Los Angeles (USA)

Woody Strode

Woody Strode
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Birth name Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode
Nationality USA
Birth 25 july 1914 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 31 december 1994 (at 80 years) at Glendora (USA)

Woodrow Wilson Woolwine "Woody" Strode (July 25, 1914 – December 31, 1994) was a decathlete and football star who went on to become a popular and pioneering African-American film actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spartacus in 1960. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

Biography

Au niveau sportif, il est l'un trois membres du Gold Dust Trio, avec Jackie Robinson et Kenny Washington qui s'illustre en football américain universitaire chez les UCLA Bruins avant l'entrée en guerre des États-Unis. Strode est ensuite l'un des premiers joueurs noirs à évoluer en NFL, avec les Rams de Los Angeles en 1946. Il joue ensuite pendant trois saisons au Canada avec les Stampeders de Calgary. Il met un terme à sa carrière sportive en 1949 sur blessure.

Sa carrière d'acteur débute en 1941 mais il ne commence à avoir des rôles d'importance qu'avec des films comme La Gloire et la Peur de Lewis Milestone ou Panique à bord d'Andrew L. Stone en 1959. John Ford lui offre son premier rôle principal dans Le Sergent noir en 1960. Il le choisit pour ce film contre l'avis de la Warner qui préférerait un acteur plus connu comme Sidney Poitier. Ford et son acteur vont développer une forte amitié et l'acteur jouera dans trois autres films du réalisateur. Strode déclarera que John Ford « savait [l']utiliser comme une harpe » et qu'il l'a « révélé à lui-même. »

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Filmography of Woody Strode (64 films)

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Trumbo
Trumbo (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Political films
Actors Elle Fanning, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk
Roles Draba (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating73% 3.6977653.6977653.6977653.6977653.697765
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The film also stars Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis CK, Elle Fanning, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The Quick and the Dead, 1h47
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobin Bell, Roberts Blossom
Roles Charlies Moonlight
Rating65% 3.250243.250243.250243.250243.25024
An unnamed gunslinger, referred to as The Lady, enters the Old West town of Redemption circa 1881 where she enters a single elimination gunfighting contest held by Redemption's ruthless leader, John Herod, a former outlaw. She meets Cort, a former Herod henchman turned reverend, whom Herod captures and forces to enter the contest; and Fee, also known as "The Kid," a brash young gun shop owner who hopes to impress Herod, whom he believes to be his father, by winning the contest. Though now a preacher, Cort is an amazingly fast and talented gunfighter, and the only man that Herod truly respects and fears. Herod covers this by treating Cort cruelly, denying him water, beating him and keeping him chained to an old fountain.
Posse
Posse (1993)
, 1h51
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Stephen Baldwin, Mario Van Peebles, Big Daddy Kane, Tom Lister, Jr., Tone Loc, Blair Underwood
Roles Storyteller
Rating54% 2.749872.749872.749872.749872.74987
In 1898, Buffalo Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment, led by Jessie Lee (Mario Van Peebles), are fighting in the Spanish–American War in Cuba. As the segregated African-American unit is barely holding its own against constant attacks from enemy troops, Jesse runs back to the command post of the corrupt and racist Colonel Graham (Billy Zane) to request that the 10th Cavalry be allowed to pull back. Colonel Graham orders Jessie to shoot a deserter in exchange for allowing the 10th to retreat. Unable to kill a man in cold blood, Jessie demonstrates excellent marksmanship by shooting the man's cigar from his mouth. Colonel Graham then kills the deserter, and offers Jessie's command of the 10th to Little J (Stephen Baldwin), another White prisoner (the alternative would be to face the firing squad). Graham then orders the 10th to fall back in order to begin another mission, one in which they will be required to wear civilian clothing, as opposed to their Cavalry uniforms. They are ordered to rob a Spanish gold shipment, which is a setup to give the Colonel an excuse to execute the entire 10th Cavalry as deserters. As he meets them with his own cavalry force, his aide Weezie (Charles Lane) causes a distraction, allowing the 10th to shoot the Colonel and his cavalry down.
Storyville
Storyville (1992)
, 1h53
Directed by Mark Frost
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors James Spader, Joanne Whalley, Jason Robards, Charlotte Lewis, Michael Warren, Piper Laurie
Roles Charlie Sumpter
Rating57% 2.8507552.8507552.8507552.8507552.850755
Cray Fowler, a young candidate for congress, is filmed with a prostitute as blackmail. As he investigates, Fowler discovers some family secrets involving his father and their political careers.
The Bronx Executioner, 1h32
Genres Science fiction, Action
Actors Woody Strode, Margit Evelyn Newton, Michael Dudikoffi
Roles Sheriff Warren (archive footage)
Rating32% 1.617861.617861.617861.617861.61786
In the post-apocalyptic Bronx, warring races of androids and humanoids battle each other for supremacy.
A Gathering of Old Men, 1h31
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Louis Gossett Jr., Holly Hunter, Richard Widmark, Woody Strode, Joe Seneca, Will Patton
Roles Yank
Rating64% 3.244163.244163.244163.244163.24416
À la suite d'une rixe, Charlie, un noir, s'enfuit poursuivi par Beau Boutan, un fermier blanc, qui armé d'un fusil veut « lui faire la peau ». Après avoir tenté de lui échapper à travers les plantations de canne à sucre de la famille Marshall, Charlie se réfugie chez Mathu, un fermier noir. Un coup de feu claque et le poursuivant est abattu devant la porte de la masure où le poursuivi s'est précipité. Candy qui habite dans la riche demeure de son oncle Jack Marshall et de sa tante Bea Marshall depuis qu'elle a perdu ses parents, entend le coup de feu et se rend immédiatement sur place pour en comprendre l'origine. Elle arrive chez Mathu qui prostré ne répond pas à ses questions mais elle n'a aucun mal à comprendre ce qui s'est passé. Très attachée à ce fermier qui, pendant son enfance, a été un substitut paternel elle organise sa protection pour éviter à son ami d'être lynché par la famille Boutan et leurs complices ou amis blancs. Avec l'aide de Miss Merle qui, pour elle, a joué le rôle de substitut maternel et celle de Snookum, un gamin déluré, elle rassemble 18 noirs qui, armés de fusils viennent faire bloc à ses côtés.
Lust in the Dust, 1h24
Directed by Paul Bartel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Divine, Lainie Kazan, Tab Hunter, Cesar Romero, Geoffrey Lewis, Henry Silva
Roles Blackman
Rating59% 2.9503952.9503952.9503952.9503952.950395
Dance-hall girl Rosie Velez (Divine), lost in the desert, is helped to safety by gunman Abel Wood (Tab Hunter). In the town of Chili Verde, at the saloon of Marguerita Ventura (Lainie Kazan), word of a treasure in gold brings Abel into conflict with outlaw Hard Case Williams (Geoffrey Lewis) and his gang.
The Cotton Club, 2h7
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Jazz films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar
Roles Holmes
Rating64% 3.249793.249793.249793.249793.24979
A musician named Dixie Dwyer begins working with mobsters to advance his career but falls in love with the girlfriend of gangland kingpin Dutch Schultz.
Jungle Warriors, 1h33
Genres Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Rape and revenge films, Women in prison films
Actors Sybil Danning, John Vernon, Paul L. Smith, Alex Cord, Woody Strode, Dana Elcar
Roles Luther
Rating45% 2.2689352.2689352.2689352.2689352.268935
A group of gorgeous American models take a long trip to South America, to participate in a photo session on a location deep in the jungle, apparently somewhere around Peruvian tropical forest. While flying over a cocaine plantation, their plane is shot down by Cesar, a dangerous drug lord, and the girls are taken prisoner by his army. Cesar suspects that an undercover police officer is among the models. In fact, one of the women actually is a special agent. Cesar orders his mercenaries to drag the girls into his dungeon for interrogation. After being tortured by Angel, Cesar’s sister, and cruelly gang-raped by all soldiers, the models are imprisoned in an underground cell to await Cesar's decision whether to execute them or keep them as slaves for his soldier’s “entertainment.” With the help of an old female servant, the models manage to escape from the basement jail and get some guns. As they make their way toward freedom, they run into a high-level Mafia meeting there in Cesar’s manor. A final gunfight breaks out as the women fight to take revenge and escape alive.
The Final Executioner, 1h35
Directed by Romolo Guerrieri
Genres Science fiction, Action
Actors Margit Evelyn Newton, Woody Strode, Stefano Davanzati, Giovanni Cianfriglia
Roles Sam
Rating40% 2.0095952.0095952.0095952.0095952.009595
Après l'holocauste nucléaire, les survivants sèment la terreur sur la planète et poursuivent les contaminés comme du vulgaire gibier. Cependant parmi ces survivants, Jim, un ancien policier et Alan, dont la femme fut violéée et tuée, ont décidé de se venger et de rétablir l'ordre sur terre. Ils s'attaquent alors aux premiers auteurs du crime: Erasmus et sa femme Hydra...
Vigilante
Vigilante (1983)
, 1h30
Directed by William Lustig
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Auto-justice
Actors Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Richard Bright, Rutanya Alda, Joe Spinell, Carol Lynley
Roles Rake
Rating64% 3.2472253.2472253.2472253.2472253.247225
Eddie Marino (Robert Forster) is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie (Rutanya Alda) and an eight-year-old son named Scott. Eddie's friend and co-worker, Nick (Fred Williamson), and two other co-workers, Burke and Ramon, have formed a secret vigilante group because Nick and the group are fed up with the crime in their neighborhoods. Nick and his group are also tired of the police, because the police always fail to protect people. Nick's "group" has support of various residents of the neighborhood who indirectly help them. In one example, a local thug stalks and chases a young woman to a rooftop of an apartment building where the thug robs and then kills her. An old lady who witnesses the thug says nothing to the police, but points out the thug to Nick and his group the next day. Nick and his friends forcibly grab the thug off the streets and place him in their van and drive away. The thug is later found dead in a vacant lot with all of his arms and legs broken and his head bashed in.
The Black Stallion Returns, 1h43
Directed by Robert Dalva
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Teri Garr, Allen Garfield, Woody Strode, Ferdy Mayne
Roles Meslar
Rating59% 2.9555852.9555852.9555852.9555852.955585
The story begins with several odd occurrences at the farm where the Black, Alec (Kelly Reno), and his mother (Teri Garr) live. A suspicious barn fire is followed by the theft of the horse. From the point of view of Ishak (Ferdy Mayne), the sheik who took him, this is property retrieval; the horse was originally his, and the Black's name is Shetan. Although he learns that the horse is being returned to the sheik's kingdom in the Moroccan desert, Alec goes after the sheik, stowing away in a plane to Casablanca.
Scream
Scream (1981)
, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Pepper Martin, Hank Worden, Ethan Wayne, Alvy Moore, Bobby Diamond, Gregg Palmer
Roles Charlie Winters
Rating30% 1.5040251.5040251.5040251.5040251.504025
A group of twelve friends on a river camping trip decide to spend the night in an old ghost town, and an unseen killer begins to dispatch them one by one. On the first night at the stroke of midnight, three of the group are killed in rapid succession. Allen is found hanged; his friends Rod and John both hacked by a cleaver. In the morning, the nine survivors try to leave, but find their three rubber rafts slashed apart by someone (or something) forcing them to spend another night at the ghost town. During the day, two youths on motor dirt bikes arrive and one of the guides, named Jerry, leaves with one of them to get help from a nearby ranch which is over 30 miles away.
Cuba Crossing, 1h32
Genres Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors Stuart Whitman, Robert Vaughn, Woody Strode, Albert Salmi, Michael Vincenzo Gazzo, Caren Kaye
Roles Titi
Rating39% 1.9612551.9612551.9612551.9612551.961255
Un aventurier est pris dans un complot pour tuer Fidel Castro..
Ravagers
Ravagers (1979)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Richard Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Anthony James, Ann Turkel, Art Carney, Woody Strode
Roles Brown
Rating46% 2.318522.318522.318522.318522.31852
In the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, animal-like creatures known as "the ravagers" roam the earth and kill all survivors. A man named Falk (Richard Harris) witnesses his wife's murder by the creatures. Seeking vengeance, Falk becomes a vigilante.