Character Actor Extraordinaire (Vol. 2): David Warner!

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  1. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    I watched Tron last night for the first time in ten years, and I got to thinking about how many COOL genre (or cult) flicks that this actor has appeared in.
    The Omen
    Nightwing
    Time after Time
    The Island
    Time Bandits
    Tron
    The Man with Two Brains
    The Company of Wolves
    Waxwork
    Star Trek 5
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
    Star Trek 6
    Body Bags
    The Unnamable 2
    Necronomicon
    In the Mouth of Madness
    Ice Cream Man
    Beastmaster 3
    Money Talks
    Scream 2
    Wing Commander
    Planet of the Apes
    ...and something called Titanic.
    Sure, he's been in a lot of crappy flicks, but it's tough to knock any actor who's been in Time Bandits, Tron, In the Mouth of Madness and The Omen. (Plus, if you've never seen Time after Time, you should do so immediately!)
    Let's hear it for another one of those "Oh, it's that guy!" actors!
     
  2. Chuck Mayer

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    Scott,
    He'll always be my hero for his "character" in Time Bandits. Although, yes, now he is "that guy from Titanic.
    Take care,
    Chuck
     
  3. Richard Kim

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    The only thing I've seen Warner in is a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode called Quest of the Delta Knights in which he throws a cup of his own pee at someone! [​IMG]
     
  4. Michael Reuben

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    Don't forget Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.
    When he was younger, Warner enjoyed great success in live theater. Then he developed stage fright and, since he continued to find work in film and television, he never went back to the stage -- that is, until late last year, when he appeared on Broadway in a revival of Shaw's Major Barbara. He played Andrew Undershaft, a witty and charming arms manufacturer who might just be the devil incarnate, and he was wonderful.
    M.
     
  5. Mark Kalzer

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    Let's not forget a guest starring role on Star Trek The Next Generation in the two parter, Chain of Command. He's covered in Cardassian make-up, but you can recognize his voice. It's quite a performance!
     
  6. Ken_McAlinden

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    Two unlisted films for which I will always remember David Warner are Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" and "Cross of Iron". His voice is unmistakable.

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