David Carradine (born December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American actor and martial artist, best known for his leading role as a warrior monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series Kung Fu. He was a member of a productive acting family that began with his father, John Carradine. His acting career, which included major and minor roles on stage, television and cinema, spanned over four decades. A prolific “B” movie actor, he appeared in more than 100 feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award. The last nomination was for his title role in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill.
1. IF YOU CANNOT BE A POET, BE THE POEM.
2. ‘BORN TO PLAY? HMMM. PROBABLY ROMEO… OR HAMLET, I GUESS. ALSO, I’D BE A GREAT ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
3. I WAS INVOLVED IN A WEB CARTOON OF KUNG FU WITH WB A FEW YEARS BACK.
4. MOST ACTORS SPEND A LOT OF TIME TRAINING THEMSELVES TO BE AN ACTOR. AND I KIND OF DIDN’T DO THAT.
5. I’M NOT REGRETFUL ABOUT DROPPING ACID, BUT I COULD HAVE STOPPED IT A LITTLE SOONER.
6. WELL I WOULD NEVER SAY TO ANYBODY THAT WARREN BEATTY GOT FIRED, BUT UH, I THINK HE AND QUENTIN FELL OUT OF LOVE, AND I THINK WARREN TOLD QUENTIN TO HIRE ME FOR THE FILM.
7. QUENTIN IS VERY ORGANIC; THERE WAS NO WAY THAT HE WAS GOING TO PUT SOMEONE ELSE’S HAND IN THERE AND ANYWAY, MY HANDS ARE KIND OF FAMOUS. IT SEEMED RIGHT.