International Festival of Film @ Various locations

Oct. 4-6

Various locations
louisvillefilm.net

Warren Oates was a genuine Kentucky badass. Born in the small, coal-mining town of Depoy, he went on to study acting at the University of Louisville, before becoming one of the go-to character actors of the ’60s and ’70s. A face that could morph from textbook handsome to kind of goofy, it was Oates’ country grit that shined through most, earning him a slew of early TV roles on long-running Westerns, like “Wagon Train,” “Rawhide” and “Gunsmoke.” His later film appearances would include roles in man’s-man classics like “The Wild Bunch,” “Badlands” and “Stripes.” The actor, who died in 1982, will be honored during the opening of the fourth annual L.I.F.F., where he will be inducted into the Kentucky Legends of Fame, planned for downtown Louisville. —J. Christian Walsh

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