Thursday, June 04, 2009

RIP - David Carradine

David Carradine dead at 72. I know, I know - "Kung Fu." Its cultural legacy is huge, no question, helping to bring martial-arts films to broader audiences in the U.S., impacting film-making, and even influencing some of the best hip-hop artists. But for my money, his work as Bill in Kill Bill, while brief, was the thing for which I'll always remember him most. Well, that, and being one of the most unlikely leading men for an Ingmar Bergman film ever. RIP, shaolin priest.