The star of the 1970s television series “Kung Fu” and the title villain of the “Kill Bill” movies, passed away in Thailand today.
“His eyes pierce your brain, carefully analysing each and every word you utter, calculating a response like an alligator waiting to snap its jaws. He possesses a brooding demeanour, craggy face, wispy long grey hair and gunslinger walk. His gravitas is undeniable, style impeccable. If this man’s notch was turned one louder, it could have been an encounter with a psychopathic killer rather than an actor, writer, director and musician. Though moody persona may belie a desert-dry wit and mischievousness, when David Carradine tells you his eponymous, snake-charming Kill Bill character is entirely him except killing, you believe without question. Certainly, you wouldn’t want to pick a fight with the guy.”
Text and Photo by: Mark Berry