Slim Pickens

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Slim Pickens (1919-1983) with a Remington Model 760 as Sam Newfield in The Howling.

Slim Pickens (born Louis Burton Lindley Jr.) was a former rodeo rider and rodeo clown turned actor. He specialized in playing cowboys in comedic roles, although his breakout performance was that of bomb-riding USAF pilot Major "King" Kong in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. He was inducted into both the Western Performers Hall of Fame and Pro Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Slim Pickens can be seen using the following weapons in the following films:

Film

Gun Character Title Note Date
M1911A1 Maj. 'King' Kong Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964
Single Action Army Sheriff Baker Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 1973
Double Barreled Shotgun Sheriff Baker Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 1973
Single Action Army Taggart Blazing Saddles 1974
Coach Gun Sheriff Sam Creedmore Tom Horn 1980
Remington Model 760 Sam Newfield The Howling 1981
Parker-Hale 1200 Rifle Sam Newfield The Howling Continuity error 1981



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