and we know Robert J. Wilkie as one of the three gunmen waiting for Ian MacDonald to get off the train in High Noon. Then the four of them go gunning for Gary Cooper. The other two were Sheb (The Flying Purple Eater) Wooley and..oh what is his name??? Oh yeah! It's Lee Van Cleef.
Those movies you mentioned with Royal are all wonderful films. I've seen them and yes Royal never says a word in the Cooper film but is still way more effective and memorable than most actors who have tons of lines.
When you get the chance, YouTube "Gary Moore Futher on Up the Road 1993". Gary starts out with a Telecaster then ends the song playing a Les Paul and it is HOT!!
And for some fine blues on a Fender Strat, type in "Stormy Monday". Gary has his old 1961 Salmon colored Fender Strat that he used kinda often, not as much as his Les Paul's, on this old T. Bone Walker blues standard.
Hi Bob-- Yes! Lee & Royal were the highlights to a fairly ordinarily oater in TRIBUTE TO A BAD MAN. It's too bad they only had about two scenes in the film. Yes, Royal played timid men in both THE... more
Hi Alanna-- I could totally see that, but I'd also suggest him in the part of either the sheriff who rolls out the Wanted Poster of Tuco ("Recognize this man? Yeah! It's You!"), or as one of the men... more
would have served Dano better. There was a little more dialogue and the part was a bit bigger. I wouldn't want Royal Dano to have what would have amounted to a cameo/walk-on part. He was a much more... more
One other thought crossed my mind--I do like the idea of Royal Dano in a Leone Western. I would have liked to have seen Royal in FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE as one of El Indio's crew members. Think about... more
Then be sure to check it out--it's one of Coop's best roles, and aside from Royal, the great Robert J. Wilke plays an LVC-esque heavy, especially in the final showdown. You won't be disappointed.... more
I forgot to write this in my previous post, but I'm sure you probably observed this. There are so many terrific character actors, but Royal Dano is one of my all-time favorites. When an actor can... more
Thanks for the info on Royal TB7 bobO,Sun Sep 18 5:38pm
Hi Bob-- Hehe...I would know the end of the world is upon us if you didn't know Robert J. Wilke and the LVC connection! ;) I loved Gary Cooper in MAN OF THE WEST, but just like in HIGH NOON, the... more