David Carradine


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David was born under the official name Carradine, John Arthur on December 8th, 1936. He died on June 3rd, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand (accidental asphyxiation). Known to his close friends as Mr. Cool, he has been a credited actor since the 1978 film Circle of Iron.

David Carradine was among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in twelve films including the 2010 action film Money to Burn as the character Klau, the 2009 drama movie Absolute Evil playing Raf McCane and the 2008 comedy release The Golden Boys cast as Capt. Zebulon Hedge.

David has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty films including: the 2015 film Mata Hari as the character Adam Zelle, the 2013 drama movie Madoff: Made Off with America playing Neal and the 2012 horror release Night of the Templar cast as Shopkeeper.

David Carradine has earned salaries up to $50,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1990 action film Bird on a Wire, which brought in $71,000,000 at the box office.

Beyond acting, David Carradine was the director of the 2015 movie Mata Hari. In 2007 David Carradine produced his first movie, the horror film Fall Down Dead. Since then he went on to produce the action film Road of No Return in 2009.

David is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least one magazines, captured in more than three pictorials, interviewed in over thirteen publications and featured in forty-two magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least three books. He has been the subject of at least three biographical films.


" I'm perhaps the most gifted actor of my generation.

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