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Bill Thurman

Highest Rated:   100% The Last Picture Show (1971)
Lowest Rated:   0% Mars Needs Women (1966)
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Birthplace:   Texas, USA
American actor Bill Thurman is one of several Southern performers specializing in "regional" pictures -- films made exclusively for distribution in the deep South by states' rights exhibitors. In the '60s, Thurman appeared in a group of inexpensive horror films, many of them remakes of earlier American-International Pictures releases, and most of them directed in a hurry by Larry Buchanan: titles in this series include Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966), Zontar, the Thing From Venus (1968) and In the Year 2889 (1968). The actor has had numerous roles in other exploitation quickies like Gator Bait (1975) and Slumber Party 57 (1977). Bill Thurman had one shining moment of glory in an A-picture, as the high school coach husband of frustrated Cloris Leachman in Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show (1972); but as late as 1986, Thurman was back at his old stand, appearing as Reverend Bill McWilley in Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Painted Hero
  • Old Man Bolen
1997
No Score Yet In Broad Daylight
  • Virgil Teague
1991
No Score Yet Hawken's Breed
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Mountaintop Motel Massacre
  • Reverend Bill McWiley
1986
No Score Yet Alamo Bay
  • Sheriff
1985
76% Silverado
  • Proprietor
1985
96% Places in the Heart
  • Lone Star Syrup Boy
1984
83% Raggedy Man
  • Sheriff
1981
No Score Yet Tom Horn
  • Ora Haley
1980
No Score Yet Keep My Grave Open
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Evictors
  • Preacher Higgins
1979
No Score Yet Centennial
  • Uncle Dick
1978
96% Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Air Traffic
1977
No Score Yet Charge of the Model T's
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Slumber Party '57 (Teenage Slumber Party)
  • Mr. Willis
1976
No Score Yet Gator Bait
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Creature From Black Lake (Demon of the Lake)
  • The Sheriff
1976
No Score Yet Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Sam
1974
91% The Sugarland Express
  • Hunter
1974
No Score Yet Encounter with the Unknown
  • Actor
1973
100% The Last Picture Show
  • Coach Popper
1971
No Score Yet It's Alive
  • Greevie
1968
No Score Yet Night Fright
  • Deputy Ben Whitfield
1967
0% Mars Needs Women
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet Curse of the Swamp Creature
  • Driscoll West
1966
No Score Yet Zontar: Thing from Venus
  • Brad
1966
No Score Yet Hell Raiders
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet The Yesterday Machine
  • Police
1963

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