Up in Smoke (1978) Movie ** Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin

Up in Smoke (1978) Movie ** Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin

COOL HAND LUKE ~ the immortal line (drooled by Strother Martin, as a sadistic redneck prison officer), "What we've got here is failure to communicate..."

COOL HAND LUKE ~ the immortal line (drooled by Strother Martin, as a sadistic redneck prison officer), "What we've got here is failure to communicate..."

Strother Martin - American character actor who often appeared in support of superstars John Wayne and Paul Newman and was memorable in Western films directed by John Ford and Sam Peckinpah.He died on Aug 1, 1980 from a heart attack at the age of 61

Strother Martin - American character actor who often appeared in support of superstars John Wayne and Paul Newman and was memorable in Western films directed by John Ford and Sam Peckinpah.He died on Aug 1, 1980 from a heart attack at the age of 61

Strother Martin as Bowen in Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) | Running to car

Strother Martin as Bowen in Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) | Running to car

Strother Martin (1919-1980) ---  American character actor who achieved considerable fame in the last decade of his life.    He moved to California to become an actor, but worked in odd jobs and as a swimming instructor to Marion Davies and the children of Charles Chaplin.     With Cool Hand Luke (1967) in 1967 came new acclaim and a place among the busiest character actors in Hollywood.

Strother Martin (1919-1980) --- American character actor who achieved considerable fame in the last decade of his life. He moved to California to become an actor, but worked in odd jobs and as a swimming instructor to Marion Davies and the children of Charles Chaplin. With Cool Hand Luke (1967) in 1967 came new acclaim and a place among the busiest character actors in Hollywood.

Strother Martin:  Cool Hand Luke, The Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, True Grit, Rooster Cogbur, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, etc, etc, etc.  This character actor was so good he landed numerous notable roles with many of Hollywood's biggest actors in their biggest films.  He was still going strong when he succumbed to a heart attack in 1980.  Paul Newman, Robert Redford, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jason Robards, George C. Scott, he stood with them all and lit up the…

Strother Martin: Cool Hand Luke, The Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, True Grit, Rooster Cogbur, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, etc, etc, etc. This character actor was so good he landed numerous notable roles with many of Hollywood's biggest actors in their biggest films. He was still going strong when he succumbed to a heart attack in 1980. Paul Newman, Robert Redford, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jason Robards, George C. Scott, he stood with them all and lit up the…

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