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That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

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Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.

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Dick Miller is the last of the great American character actors. Whether sharing the screen with Nicholson, DeNiro, Schwarzenegger or The Ramones, Dick has been stealing scenes since his screen debut in 1955. He has worked with some of the great directors: Scorsese, Corman, Fuller, Dante, Cameron, Demme and more. Every moviegoer knows his face, but few know his name and even fewer know his story - an aspiring writer turned accidental actor. For the first time, Dick Miller has allowed filmmakers incredible access to his life and home for this funny and unexpected story. Joining him are the directors, producers, co-stars and friends who have helped make him Hollywood's leading "that guy". Written by Anonymous

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Excellent Look at Miller's Career
12 October 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Excellent documentary on that character actor who you might recognize but not know his name. Dick Miller started his career working in Roger Corman pictures like A BUCKET OF BLOOD and THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and this here led to a fifty year career that had him working in exploitation pictures as well as horror and comedies. He became known to a new group of fans thanks to director Joe Dante putting him in all of his movies.

If you're a fan of Dick Miller then you're going to love this documentary as you really get to hear a complete history of his work in films as well as get a few nuggets about his personal life including his marriage to Lainie. Both Dick and Lainie are interviewed here so we get to hear about how he got into the business, how he met Roger Corman and how that meeting led to a long career in the business. We get clips from some of his most popular movies.

Best of all are the interviews. Not only are the Miller's on hand but we also get interviews with Corman, Dante, Steve Carner, David Del Valle, Julie Corman, Ernest Dickerson, Corey Feldman, Robert Forster, Jonathan Haze, Jack Hill, Leonard Maltin, Jonathan Kaplan, John Sayles, William Sadler, Fred Olen Ray and many, many more. All of them telling wonderful stories of how they met Miller, what it was like working with him and so much more. THAT GUY DICK MILLER was funded through a Kickstarter campaign and it was certainly money well spent.


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