Will Oldham

Will Oldham

Highest Rated: 94% Matewan: A Luta Final (1987)

Lowest Rated: 28% Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

Birthday: Dec 24, 1970

Birthplace: Not Available

Though he enjoyed a healthy and prolific career as an actor, Will Oldham is perhaps best known as the progenitor of an indie rock band with a distinctive country flair. The said act performed and recorded under an endless series of stage names, but was most commonly billed as Palace Music. As the only constant and fixed member, Louisville native Oldham almost single-handedly maintained Palace until 1997, when he inexplicably (given its popularity and recognition) decided to scrap that name and strike out on his own as a solo act with efforts that exhibited a much darker tone and musical voice than Palace; these opuses, such as the 1997 Joya, scored points both critically and commercially, as did two follow-ups, Ode Music (2000) and Guarapero: Lost Blues 2 (2003). Cinematically, Oldham began appearing in films in his late teens, debuting with a small turn in John Sayles' mining drama Matewan (1987), and following that up with contributions to features on the big screen (Thousand Pieces of Gold, 1991; Radiation, 1999) and small screen Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, (1989). The offbeat experimental psychodrama Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) introduced Oldham to eccentric writer-director Harmony Korine; the two teamed up on a musical level two years later on the album Ease Down the Road. After several additional film projects, including the 2004 Seafarers and the 2005 Old Joy, Oldham returned to the big screen as a young man whose path intersects with a down-and-outer played by Michelle Williams in Kelly Reichardt's melancholic drama Old Joy.

Highest Rated Movies



91% A Ghost Story Prognosticator $1.6M 2017
88% Revenge of the Mekons Actor $12.1K 2014
No Score Yet Edén Actor 2014
No Score Yet Magnetic Reconnection Actor 2013
50% New Jerusalem Actor 2012
No Score Yet A Wilderness Of Mirrors Actor 2012
No Score Yet Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard Voice of Harlan Hubbard 2012
No Score Yet Pioneer Actor 2011
No Score Yet Music Makes A City: A Louisville Orchestra Story Actor 2010
No Score Yet ITW Pathway Actor 2010
85% Wendy and Lucy Icky $0.8M 2008
85% Old Joy Kurt 2006
71% The Guatemalan Handshake Donald Turnupseed 2006
86% Junebug Bill Mooney $2.5M 2005
No Score Yet Continental Op - Slitch Actor 2003
28% Julien Donkey-Boy uncredited 1999
No Score Yet Radiation Actor 1999
91% Thousand Pieces of Gold Miles 1991
No Score Yet Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure Chip McClure 1989
94% Matewan: A Luta Final Danny 1987


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