- Apr 18, 2022
Lest we forget The Omen, a doomed character by his own evidence and a particularly brutal death.In just the past couple months I've re-watched three movies that feature the always reliable David Warner: Titanic, Neil Jordan's Company of Wolves, and John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness. I always loved him as Thomas Eckhardt. (Just wish he had more screen time!) He was a true class act.
I had no idea. What a shame.The Ballad of Cable Hogue is another really good film of his. It’s a minor gem Peckinpah snuck in between The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs. Warner plays a womanizing frontier preacher.
He’s one of those actors I always wished would work with Lynch, as I’m certain it would have led to something truly special. But alas, not meant to be. Indeed, Warner said he never even met Lynch while working on TP.
Jean Renault, Thomas Eckhardt, and Windom Earle were all very good and memorable villains, but their potential was not completely fulfilled. In modern times it would have probably been different.The way TV is made in the modern day, his character in Twin Peaks would have been the villain for an entire season!