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Walton Goggins on The Shield Finale and His New Show AMC Show Rectified

20 December 2009 6:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

A few days ago, on the set of Predators, I got to speak with Walton Goggins along with a number of other online journalists.  While we are embargoed  to write anything Predators related, we were given permission to cover things unrelated to the movie.  So if you’re a fan of The Shield and curious what Goggins thought of the finale, his thoughts are after the jump.

Also, Goggins revealed to us that he’s developing a show at AMC called Rectified and it’s “about a guy who spends 21 years on death row, oddly enough. And it’s about the day that he gets out of jail based on DNA evidence and he’s this monk-like character who’s lived in isolation for 21 years. And it’s the way that he sees the 21st century that we live in today. I’m going to play the lead, so that’s hopefully going in March. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Carradine: An 'Actor's Actor'

4 June 2009 12:33 PM, PDT | | See recent newser news »

David Carradine was “an actor's actor,” Brian Warmoth writes on, “a performer who left an indelible mark on everything he did with adeptly conceived roles in even the campiest environments.” Though best known for his '70s role on the TV show Kung Fu and his resurgence in the Kill Bill movies, Carradine has more to recommend him. And, Warmoth writes, he never became “a parody of himself.” Carradine, whose first big break came in the title role of Shane , "carried on throughout his career as a serious, multi-faceted character actor,” Warmoth says. That includes '60s Westerns like Taggart »

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David Carradine Leaves Behind A Great Legacy

4 June 2009 10:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

with additional reporting by Adam Rosenberg

Few actors get a chance to make lasting impressions on multiple generations the David Carradine did over the course of his career. The “Kung Fu” and “Kill Bill” star passed away in Thailand at the age of 72 while filming a new project. The real magnificence to his work was that, while he could appear in recent comedic roles like Mookoo in “National Lampoon’s Stone Age” or as the ad guru in commercials for Yellow Book, there was always this extensive history for him to build upon. Rather than ever becoming a parody of himself, Carradine carried on throughout his career as a serious, multi-faceted character actor.

He was a movie-lover’s actor, a performer who left an indelible mark on everything he did with adeptly conceived roles in even the campiest environments. Carradine worked with movie giants like Martin Scorsese and Ingmar Bergman, »

- Brian Warmoth

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Actor David Carradine Dead At 72

4 June 2009 8:18 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

The 'Kill Bill' and 'Kung Fu' star was found in his hotel room in Thailand, where he was filming a movie.

By Eric Ditzian

David Carradine

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/ Getty Images

David Carradine, the star of "Kill Bill" and the man behind the legendary 1970s TV series "Kung Fu," has died at age 72.

Carradine was reportedly found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand, either late Wednesday or early Thursday morning. A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death to The Associated Press but would provide no further details out of respect for Carradine's family.

Citing unidentified police sources, the Thai English-language newspaper The Nation has reported that Carradine was found hanged in a luxury hotel room and died as a result of suicide, though other sources say he died of natural causes.

Carradine was staying in Bangkok while filming a movie, according to Fox News. »

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2009 Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches Listings

25 March 2009 1:59 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Acting COACHINGThe following individuals or companies specialize in one-on-one acting coaching. Private coaching is also available from the majority of those listed in the "Acting Schools and Classes" category. Coaches in other specialties, such as musical theatre, voiceover, or young performers, are listed in those categories.Jules Aaron(323) 660-7342Aaron, the former head of of graduate programs at CalArts and U.C. Riverside, is an award-winning director and acting teacher. He has won directing awards from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Back Stage. He coaches actors for specific auditions, develops appropriate monologues, and conducts cold reading sessions. By audition only.Phyllis APPLEGATEOne-On-One(323) 655-5167Emmy-nominated character actor Applegate studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute on scholarship. She offers ongoing individual performance coaching combining Strasberg's methods with her own. Applegate coaches actors on audition techniques, cold readings, character creation, scene study, and text interpretation.The Audition COACHWest Hollwood, www.myspace. »

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