Dukes Of Hazzard - Dukes Of Hazzard Star Tom Wopat Proud Of Fan Tarantino

Former Dukes Of Hazzard star Tom Wopat has hazy memories of a young Quentin Tarantino visiting the set of the beloved Tv series.

Tarantino cast Wopat in his new film Django Unchained and the actor is convinced he owes the movie role to the director's love of his 1980s Tv hit.

He tells Wenn, "He (Tarantino) was a big Dukes fan and a student of James Best, who played Rosco P. Coltrane on the show, the sheriff. The story he tells is of riding several buses up to Burbank (California) to go to class on Thursday night and James would let him sleep there and then he would come to the Dukes set the next morning when he was 18 or 19; about the same age as (Dukes co-star) John (Schneider) at the time.

"We had no idea that he'd turn out to be somebody. I had no recollection of him; he was one of the people who hung around. I suppose I talked to him."

And the actor is proud Tarantino has since found success of his own: "To see where he's reached in his career and how he treats actors and crew and the whole filmmaking process is really edifying. Quentin sits by the camera which no directors do anymore... He has struck upon a good formula."


Contactmusic

Tags: Dukes Of Hazzard - Tom Wopat - Quentin Tarantino


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Dukes Of Hazzard Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dukes Of Hazzard

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All