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Timothy Carey

Timothy Carey

Timothy Agoglia Carey was an American film and television character actor. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. Carey was best known for portraying manic or violent characters who are driven to extremes.\nOne of his best remembered early roles was in the Stanley Kubrick film The Killing, in which he portrayed a gunman hired to shoot a horse during a race, as a diversion from a racetrack robbery underway. Because of the impression Carey made in this small part, Kubrick cast him in the World War I drama Paths of Glory, as one of three soldiers accused of cowardice. During the filming of Paths Of Glory, Carey was apparently disruptive, trying to draw more attention to his character during the filming. A scene where Carey and the other actors were brought a duck dinner as their final meal before execution took 57 takes due to his behavior. The final straw occurred when he faked his own kidnapping for personal publicity, causing Kubrick and Producer James B. Harris to fire him. Because of this, they were unable to show the three condemned soldiers during the battle scene, and a double was used during the scene when a priest was hearing his character's confession.
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