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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I'm not angry because I'm not the leading man. Whatever they give me to do, I do. I don't want to be typed but I have learned a lesson in patience and resignation. If it's an anti-hero they want, I'm more than happy to oblige.
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