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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 36

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Thursday, December 9, 1976
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Paul Kohner, the Hollywood agent, advised Bergman to see Carradine, and arranged for a working print of "Bound for Glory" to be flown to Munich. Bergman promptly offered the role to Carradine, and has since called the actor "a gift from heaven." Ironically, Carradine was stunned at the offer, but reluctant about taking the part because Bergman seemed, indeed, from another world, and the one film that he had made with an American actor, "The Touch," with Elliott Gould, was a failure. "I was enormously moved by some of his movies, but it never occurred to me I'd be making a film with Ingmar Bergman," said Carradine, seated in his cluttered hotel apartment in Munich's Schwabing area. "I decided to take the role, finally, without even reading the script. Bergman is wonderful. He's very affectionate and warm. And he's a genius." Carradine, who speaks with uncanny and amiable self-confidence, terms himself an instinctive actor who takes a role and imprints his own personality upon it. "I just walk up and start acting, I can't do scenes in one take. I don't care much for the trappings, the mummery, and I make no production about the way I act." The son of the actor John Carradine, David lives in Laurel Canyon in Hollywood with a girlfriend, and is the father of two children, a 14-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son. Both children live with their mothers; Donna Becht, a dancer, who was married to Carradine, and Barbara Hershey, the actress, who is the mother of his son. Carradine, who is also a singer and concert performer, has gained a reputation as a difficult and rebellious actor, and he doesn't deny it. "I'm difficult to get along with if someone doesn't know what they're doing," he said with a smile. "If someone is acting or directing or producing with sanity, I'm not difficult at all; I'm a pussycat." There was a time, he adds, when Hollywood viewed him as far out. "I had long hair, I took psychedelic drugs, I walked around with bare feet. There was one point where I was offered every Charles Manson role going. But I simply will not do will never do films that are ideologically unacceptable. I won't play a mass murderer who becomes heroic; I won't play things where children are hurt. I like films with happy endings. I hate a movie that doesn't respect itself. These are corrupt movies and there are a hell of a lot of them around." $34.99 Boys' suit, husky sizes 27-3 t in. waist. 27.99 $11.99 Students' suit, sizes 25-32-in. waist 3.1.59 S6.99 Students' long sleee dress shirt. I 1-20.....V 19 $1.99 Boys' long sleeve dress shirt, 3-( 1. 1 7 $5.99 Boys' long sleeve dress shirt. 8-lh 1.79 Great looking suit with that handsome finishing touch ... a vest. Select from rich classic colors. Machine washable and wrinkle-resistant. Choose a handsome dress shirt, too. Dresses For A Girls' Holiday Season l ong Dress, Toddlers' t? 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"Woody that part was me," Carradine said- "I like him better than anyone I've ever played. I played him like me. He was so utterly human, so happy, always ready to get on with the next thing, uncompromising. He liked to ride trains and carry his guitar and he was restless and, well, that's me, that's me." Although the 2'2-hour film seems vaguely ambivalent about the singer painting, quite unconsciously, a less-than-heroic portrait of a man who neglected his children, cheated on his wife and piously battled radio advertisers who wanted him to mute his protest songs the performance of David Carradine is striking and earnest. The 39-year-old actor, who gained international fame for his portrayal of the half-Chinese, half-American Buddhist priest in the television series "Kung Fu," is being mentioned as a strong contender for an Academy Award. Carradine, who is in Munich filming Ingmar Bergman's "The Serpent's Egg," speaks with disarming assurance about himself. He makes it plain that the line between himself and Woody Guthrie is so blurred that he even sounds like Woody Guthrie, or at least like such Guthrie acolytes as Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan. "I'll tell you," he says, "I've been down and out, too. I've been down and out in New York, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley and London. I've done a lot of things to make ends meet. I was on a welding gang. Picked prunes in California, sold baby pictures and sewing machines and encyclopedias and washed dishes and even mopped the floor of a drug store on Fire Island one summer. "I'm like Woody," Carradine said. "About eight years ago this producer, Harold Hecht, was going to make 'Bound for Glory,' based on Woody's autobiography, and my agent sent me to see him. Well, I took my old guitar and my dog and I went to see Harold Hecht in his palatial mansion in Stone Canyon. He didn't like me, and I didn't like him and that was the last I heard of it until recently, when an old girlfriend at a party told me they were casting the film again, and Hal Ashby was the director. "Hal didn't want me at all," said Carradine, a fervent vegetarian who gulped an apple juice and yogurt mixture during an interview. "I was Kung Fu. I was over 6 feet tall, whereas Woody was very short, very fragile. I was supposed to play someone who's 25, and I'm 39. Hal didn't want me, but I went in and knocked him flat. He was just very impressed." Asked precisely how he knocked Hal Ashby flat, Carradine replied, "I was just me." Carradine's acting reputation, which has never been taken too seriously by movie critics, was cemented even further when Ingmar Bergman recently selected him to star opposite Liv Ullmann in "The Serpent's Egg," which deals with two people in Berlin in 1923 during the week of Hitler's attempted Beer Hall Putsch in Munich and their involvement with a Nazi medical experimenter. The film, Bergman's first outside Sweden, is being made under virtual secrecy at the Bavaria studios in Munich. Initially, Richard Harris was set to play the lead in the films, a man named Abel Rosenberg, 35, Jewish, from Philadelphia, who goes to Berlin to work as a circus trapeze performer with his brother and wife. 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