Thursday, 4 June 2009

David Carradine 1936-2009

For me, David Carradine will always be inexplicably linked to the role of Grasshopper he played in the television series Kung Fu. It was appointment TV in my home was when I was young and his martial arts antics and deserts treks remain forever etched on my memory. However, Carradine made more than hundred movies and while many are forgettable (or at least mostly forgotten), he was great as Frankenstein in Death Race 2000 and wonderful as Woody Guthrie in Hal Ashby's Bound For Glory. The circumstances surrounding his death earlier today in Thailand are still unclear.

2 comments:

Schmid4Brains said...

i can only hope that his death involved the 5 point palm exploding heart technique.

Schmid4Brains said...

that being said, iconic actors should die in some manner that befits their on-screen life. Carradine meeting his end in a spectacular kung-fu showdown in some alley. arnold getting blasted by some kind of autonomous killer robot. pacino and denerio are gunned down purchasing oranges...

can't life reflect art for once?