A seminal event happened to actor Lance Henriksen in his late teens that serves as the perfect metaphor for his life: Henriksen was working at a rural New Mexico gas station, and was taken in by the couple who owned it.
Hidden pearls exist in the world of movies, as well: films that, in spite of being brilliantly crafted and executed, never got the audience they deserved beyond a cult following. Here are a few more of our favorite hidden pearls in the world of film.
Today we think of the 1970s as the heyday of the conspiracy thriller, but the reality is that the conspiracy genre flourished a decade earlier, before most of the disillusionment. And it did so in large part at the encouragement of none other than the President of the United States.
A veteran of over 30 films and 45 TV episodes, Badham supports his insights with true stories from his own directing career as well as wisdom and anecdotes from leading actors, producers, cinematographers, and directors.