Slim Pickens

Slim Pickens

Highest Rated: 98% Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Lowest Rated: 0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

Birthday: Jun 29, 1919

Birthplace: Kingsburg, California, USA

Favorite Hollywood cowboy of the 1950s through the 70s; perhaps best known as the B-52 pilot who, at the end of Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" (1964), "rides" a hydrogen bomb to destruction, Slim Pickens was a hoarse-voiced veteran of the rodeo circuit -- in fact he was said to have gotten his name when a sidebuster looked at him and said, "Slim pickins -- that's all you'll get in this rodeo." He was 13 when he joined the rodeo and he spent years as a rodeo clown and performer before he migrated to Hollywood in 1950. Pickens made his feature film debut in 1950 in an Errol Flynn western at Warner Bros., "Rocky Mountain." He was serious about entertaining and a "pro," to be sure, but the audience took to his joie de vivre. John Ford saw it and cast Pickens in "The Sun Shines Bright" (1953), which Ford later said was his favorite film. He played dozens of sidekicks, scouts, and sometimes varmints chewing and spitting tobacco (or worse) in films of the 50s and 60s, among them "Old Overland Trail" (1953), "The Boy From Oklahoma" (1954), "Major Dundee" (1965) and the remake of "Stagecoach" (1966). Mel Brooks chose him to play Taggart, the prickly third lead of "Blazing Saddles" (1974). Whether a comically vicious outlaw in "The Apple Dumpling Gang" (1975), or Tex, the calculating survivor of "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure" (1979), Pickens was an engaging, charismatic performer.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pink Motel Roy (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase Ben Khlover (Character) - 1981
69% 58% The Howling Sam Newfield (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 60% This House Possessed Arthur Keene (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Mountain Murf (Character) - 1980
50% 77% Honeysuckle Rose Garland Ramsey (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story of a Cowboy Angel Unknown (Character) - 1980
83% 69% Tom Horn Sheriff Sam Creedmore (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spirit of the Wind Obie (Character) - 1979
0% 22% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Dewey "Tex" Hopkins (Character) - 1979
42% 48% 1941 Hollis P. Wood (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet J.D. and the Salt Flat Kid Sheriff Ledy (Character) - 1978
10% 19% The Swarm Jud Hawkins (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws Sheriff Ledy (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 14% Wishbone Cutter Virgil Cane (Character) - 1977
17% 49% The White Buffalo Abel Pickney (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pony Express Rider Bob Jay (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banjo Hackett Lijah Tuttle (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 85% Hawmps! Naman Tucker (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Babe Colonel M.J. McCombs (Character) - 1975
56% 60% The Apple Dumpling Gang Frank Stillwell (Character) - 1975
69% 37% Rancho Deluxe Henry Beige (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 54% White Line Fever Duane Haller (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun and the Pulpit Billy One-Eye (Character) - 1974
88% 91% Blazing Saddles Taggart (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of Earl Durand Phil Chumley (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 44% Ginger in the Morning Sheriff (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bootleggers Grandpa Pruitt (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice in a Lifetime Pete Lazich (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartbreak Motel Sheriff Orville (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitched Sam (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Vengeance Sheriff Orville (Character) - 1973
86% 83% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Sheriff Colin Baker (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 37% Poor Pretty Eddie Sheriff Orville (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 64% Rolling Man Chuck (Character) - 1972
79% 88% The Cowboys Anse (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Honkers Clete (Character) - 1972
86% 81% The Getaway Cowboy (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deserter Tattinger (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day They Hanged Kid Curry Sheriff Whittaker (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desperate Mission Three-Finger Jack (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet J.C. Grady Caldwell (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil and Miss Sarah Stoney (Character) - 1971
93% 82% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Ben Fairchild (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 51% Never a Dull Moment Cowboy Schaeffer (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legend of Custer California Joe Milner (Character) - 1968
85% 72% Will Penny Ike Walterstein (Character) - 1968
75% 65% The Flim Flam Man Jarvis Bates (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fool's Gold Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 56% Rough Night in Jericho Yarbrough (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 41% Stagecoach Buck, Stage Driver (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Eye for an Eye Ike Slant (Character) - 1966
97% 67% Major Dundee Wiley (Character) $14.9K 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Breed to Kill Unknown (Character) - 1965
38% 81% In Harm's Way C.P.O. Culpepper (Character) - 1965
60% 31% The Glory Guys Sgt. James Gregory (Character) - 1965
98% 94% Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Major T. J. "King" Kong (Character) - 1964
50% 47% Savage Sam Willy Crup (Character) - 1963
59% 73% One-Eyed Jacks Deputy Lon Dedrick (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Thunder of Drums Trooper Erschick (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chartroose Caboose Pete Harmon (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 36% Escort West Corporal Wheeler (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 71% Tonka Ace (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 59% The Sheepman Marshal (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 53% The Great Locomotive Chase Pete Bracken (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger at My Door Ben Silas (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 40% The Last Command Abe (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 40% Santa Fe Passage Sam Beekman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy From Oklahoma Shorty (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% The Outcast Boone Polsen (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red River Shore Deputy (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadows of Tombstone Slim (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Phantom Stallion Slim (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Mountain Trail Self - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Laredo Way Slim (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Oklahoma Plains Slim (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Overland Trail Slim (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colorado Sundown Joshua "Slim" Pickens/Ma Pickens (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Saddlemates Slim (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet South Pacific Trail Slim Pickens (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Musketeer Slim (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 62% Rocky Mountain Plank (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Filthy Rich Unknown (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sacketts Jack Bigelow (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Tap Henry (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Fine Hope (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Will Fowler (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Colley (Guest Star) 1972 1970 1966 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Wild Jack Monroe (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970 1968 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Mike Ray (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Ben Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Custer California Joe Milner (Character) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Corbin (Guest Star) 1964
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Starr (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Westerner Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Doctor Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Drinking Cowpoke (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Eddie (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Annie Oakley Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circus Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stories of the Century The Smiling Kid (Guest Star) 1954

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