Appeared (as "Rooster Cogburn") in a pilot called "True Grit", based on the famous John Wayne
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Warren M. Oates | Warren Oats
5' 11¼" (1.81 m)
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[on Sam Peckinpah
] Sam has always believed, and I believe rightly, that he is there to make the film and that anyone who stands in his way is dead. They're in deep, deep trouble. And anyone who doesn't come up to snuff and do their job absolutely perfectly is in deep trouble with Sam.
In his long and prestigious career as one of the best character actors in film, he only had four leading roles: Bennie in "Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia", as well as the title roles in "Chandler", "Cockfighter", and "Dillinger". He got his first official lead role in "Garcia" as a gift from director Sam Peckinpah partly in appreciation for his work in two of his films, "Ride The High ...
Often played sweaty, conflicted men who are proved to be unreliable