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AICN EXCLUSIVE: See Kurt Russell as Stunt Man Mike in Tarantino's DEATH PROOF!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. My God, how I love Kurt Russell. As much as I didn't like POSEIDON, I really loved to see Kurt Russell kicking ass and taking names again in a big summer flick. Without descending too deeply into my geek heart, I have to say this man's an idol of mine. Growing up he was a constant, whether it was a comedy with Goldie or one of his John Carpenter masterpiece team-ups, I always saw Kurt Russell... and he's the only man alive that looks cool with a mullet.

Anyway, we got a few spy pics from the shooting of DEATH PROOF here in Austin. I need to crash this set at some point. Thanks to FleshGordon, Glinda and "The Jackass," for the pics. Russell looks just as badass as I was expecting him to look. You can click on each smaller picture below to get the super hi-res big daddy version! Enjoy!!!









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  • Sept. 30, 2006, 5:25 p.m. CST


    by damagedinc

    this whole FIRST thing just gets screwed up with this cached messages thang.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 5:29 p.m. CST


    by damagedinc

    ...which in effect, puts me first. kurt russell kinda has "old-man chest". he'd still be my go-to guy if i needed a special shoe closet constructed....................................................................Overboard rules.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by El Scorcho

    If that's it, that's incredibly lame. Hardly horror material.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 5:35 p.m. CST

    El Scorcho

    by vivavitalogy

    I doubt "that's it"

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by Zeldas

    I love Kurt Russell as well. Come ladies! Super hot right?! Anyway, I love Soldier. Not sure why more people don't.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 5:43 p.m. CST

    viva's right.

    by Captain Vidal

    kurt's a bad mofo, and i'd wait till we see a trailer before calling anything dealing with this film "lame"...

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 5:46 p.m. CST

    That last pic

    by PantherMatt

    Is it just me, or does Kurt kinda resemble Kris Kristofferson in that last pic?

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 5:54 p.m. CST

    That last pic

    by EnemyWithin

    Yep! Thats a dead ringer for Mr Kristofferson. Also looks like he's having some truble walking, damn old age! :D

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 6 p.m. CST

    Best Kristofferson Blade line

    by Zeke25:17

    "Yeah, well, some of us can't see in the DARK, ya fuckin nipplehead; what the hell am I SPOSED to do?" BTW, Russell is always solid; I've liked him in just about everything I've seen him in. Anyone remember Unlawful Entry, when he went toe-to-toe with Ray Liotta?

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 7 p.m. CST

    please please please

    by erockwilly

    make this movie good. hollywood is suckin'

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 7:02 p.m. CST


    by Jaka

    Check out his IMDb entry. He's been workin' for 43 years. He must be doing somethin' right.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 7:07 p.m. CST


    by jackinitraw

    That's spam you stupid c*nt. Take your grade 7 level garbage and f*ckoff. I mean why would you promote something you made that sucks so severely? You're a total loser. Again, GTFO. Thanks.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell is probably the most underrated...

    by Batutta

    ...and undervalued actor in Hollywood. I've never seen a performance of his where he gave anything less than 100 percent, even when the movies were shit.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Russell not always good.

    by Damer1

    What about the Elvis turd that he and Costner served up a few years ago?

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Zeldas = Regina Taylor

    by The Ender

    The reformed Regina Taylor. This time not constantly PMS'ing about stupid shit and making insanely STUPID fucking comments that get you banned. I know it's you Regina. Dont deny it.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Damn Paparrazi! Leave Kurt Russell alone!!

    by Flim Springfield

    Can't he visit the "A" Food Mart in peace??

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 8:02 p.m. CST

    For some reason, I just don't like him...

    by DanielKurland

    And I have no idea why. I know he does a good job, that's he's been in good movies, and that he works hard, but for some chemical reason I do not like him, and I have no idea why. For some strange reason though, I DID like him in Vanilla Sky. I'm not attacking him at all here, just posting my strange Russell-related problem.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by DanielKurland

    Blame it on talkback mentality.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Catch the 'Red Apple' cigarettes?

    by Canada's King

    Damn, it's a new QT movie!

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Nice paintjob on that car.

    by Shermdawg

    Remind you of something? It just needs some blood on it, here and there.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Geek heaven

    by The Atomic Worm

    Gotta have to tell Gus Van Rant toniiiiiiiiiiiight... gotta hafta tell Gus Van Rant TO-niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.... gotta have to tell Gus Van Rant toniiiiiiiight..... gotta have ta tell Gusvanrant TO-NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT (with kudos to Franz Ferdinand)

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell?

    by JAGUART

    I heard he was dead.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 10:06 p.m. CST

    The dude in the khaki pants in #8 is my dad!!

    by Tommy the Cat

    This(These) movie(s) is(are) going to kick so much ass.

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST


    by hiperaktiv

    Fuck that is some awesome shit right there. Bring Grindhouse on mother fuckers!

  • Sept. 30, 2006, 11:57 p.m. CST

    dig the hood ornament in high-res #2

    by mr.spackler

    looks like a wiener dog head on the mack truck dogs body.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Captain Ron

    by thebearovingian

    "Hey Swap! Get me a beer."

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Kurt Russell is the shit.

    by NapalmSon

    Escape from New York. The Thing. Big Trouble in Little China. Used Cars. Tombstone. And, last but not least, my favorite Disney film The Fox and the Hound. Empirical evidence that serves as a basis for a theory which states that Kurt Russell fucking kicks ass. It is undeniable scientific fact.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 12:23 a.m. CST


    by ELGordo

    Where's Kurt Russel?

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Kurt needs to do a sequel to...

    by CallMeX

    Big Trouble In Little China!!! I'm talking John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Dennis Dun, James Hong, etc... Get 'em all back. Hell, even find a way to CGI Victor Wong in there somehow. The world needs a secod helping of the Pork Chop Express. "When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye and asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: 'Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail.'"

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Why can't Taratino make his own damn movie?

    by crackerfarmboy

    Why do I only get half a Tarantino film? Why is he so goddamn lazy that he can't make a feature film every 4 or so years. Shit, I got to learn to like more consistent directors.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Classic! even before it's released

    by Orionsangels


  • Oct. 1, 2006, 2:15 a.m. CST


    by mattyholmes

    crackerfarmboy... we are getting to see 2 2 hour length movies, so we are getting to see a full tarantino movie really. besides he will do Inglorius Bastards next i think, and thats gonna be like 40 hours long.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 2:54 a.m. CST

    See it 2 believe it

    by sevadro

    C'mon!!!! Show me somethin' I don't know!!!

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 3:11 a.m. CST

    "Whatever you are teaching them...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...keep teaching them it!"<br> Looks like the only cool stuff about Grindhouse will be Russell, the fake trailers and the Rodriguez-part ;)

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 9:17 a.m. CST

    We're still praising Rodriguez?

    by thenewpulper

    No offense, but I feel you're only as strong as your weakest link. Did anyone actually see Sharkboy and Lava-Girl in 3D? Who the FUCK thought that was a good idea? I like Rodriguez because he's ballsy. But damned if he can't get so wrapped up in needing to shoot something that he forgets to write the script first.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Well, Sin City was good....

    by SPECTRE Agent

    It's not all "Sharkboy and Lava-Girl in 3D"

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 10:02 a.m. CST


    by ikkyu

    i think we're forgetting something here, ladies and gents: there' a Snake Fuckin' Plissken on this motherfuckin' set!

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Goldie and Kurt at the Pecan Street Festival

    by Doc Falken

    They were casually taking in the Austin city scene. Russell was looking rugged and unshaven and totally blended into the crowd. Nice folks.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by crackerfarmboy

    I understand that we are getting a "full length" (80 min) out of QT but it's still not the same. I then have to sit through a Robert "hit or miss" Rodriguez film afterwards. It may kill the atmosphere that only QT can create. I'd rather it was released in two seperate films "Death Proof" and "Planet Terror".

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 12:10 p.m. CST

    can i just take the opportunity to say....

    by moodymonkey

    that russell and carpenter should team up again on something/anything. Escape from LA was terrible but i do still weep for the good old days and i'd still like to believe they still have it in them (just give 'em a zero budget and no frickin cameos...?). oh yeah this does look kinda good...

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Can we get a close up shot? A close up...

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    this is a close up?...A close up you jerk. A CLOSE UP!!!... Sorry, had to throw in a little Daffy Duck there.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Warren Oates is the Standard

    by skydog

    Just see "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia". Kurt Russel comes close sometimes.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Biblical reference on the convenient store's sign

    by CreasyBear

    for the land flowing with milk and honey? Or, at least, I've never seen "honey" next to milk advertised on a quickie-mart's sign.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 4:26 p.m. CST

    after this there'd better be

    by Bob C. Cock

    a big trouble in little china sequel. i'm not kidding.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Maybe I'm crazy, but...

    by Snow Is Fun

    Aren't those establishments called CONVENIENCE stores? I only ask because that's what I've always thought they were called, but now in the past two days I've seen two separate instances of someone referring to them as CONVENIENT stores. I guess that either way, the last part of the first word and the first part of the word "store" blend together in the same way. Whatever. Maybe I'm crazy. CreasyBear, please don't think I'm just attacking you or anything, 'cause I'm definitely not. I'm just honestly wondering what the consensus is on this.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 7:31 p.m. CST

    He should be in all black...

    by alienindisguise

    You can never go wrong with that.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 9:37 p.m. CST


    by Osmosis Jones

    First off, Tarantino has said that both segments of Grindhouse will run about two hours apiece, not 80 minutes ("This isn't going to be a 'Twilight Zone: The Movie' thing"). Secondly, if you don't want to watch the Rodriguez segment, and if it's second on the double-bill...*don't watch it*. Just walk out.

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 10:45 p.m. CST

    still tired

    by BadMrWonka

    of "talk"backer mattyholmes plugging his lame is this douche not banned yet?

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 10:49 p.m. CST

    I Love the Casting

    by Evil Chicken

    Kurt Rocks. My fanboy heart is still holding out for Snake Plissken to make another foray onto the big screen!

  • Oct. 1, 2006, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Os Jones

    by crackerfarmboy

    I'm under the impression that the film will be 3 hours total. That's 1 hour and 20 minutes per film with about 10 minutes of "trailers". By your reckoning the film will be over 4 hours. I don't see that happening.

  • Oct. 2, 2006, 9:31 a.m. CST

    very exciting pictures

    by slamcut

    Wow. I haven't had such a good time since I became mesmerized by my toenails.

  • Oct. 2, 2006, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russel is my neighbour.

    by Sir HickoryBeans McCrackin


  • Oct. 2, 2006, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell

    by banditmania

    Most underated guy around.

  • Oct. 2, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by Malebolgia


  • Oct. 2, 2006, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Grindhouse is cool, but...

    by deadlegend

    Who's anticipating the final two Kill Bill movies and the final two Sin City movies? That's what I'm waiting for. Especially the Kill Bill anime prequel and Kill Bill Volume 3 with Beatrix fighting Elle Driver and B.B. fighting Nikkia. THE SHIZZIT! Kurt Russel beats ass unapologeticly. Better choice than Mickey Rourke, by far. Rourke is Marv and will kick ass in Elmore Leonard's Killshot, which was partially shot in the downtown my hometown of Cape Girardeau, MO. Oh, and quit bashing QT, assholes. So he's lazy, so what?

  • Oct. 4, 2006, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I like to read signs.

    by rambozo

    Kill Bill is gonna take something like 15 years, right? Cause that girl has got to grow up. I wondered what was up with the "honey" too. Also a little disappointed with the Red Apple Tans as I always thought of them as Red Apples, Green Apples, Gold Apples, etc. Stupid - I know. I just like those. On the sign, it looks like "blood" where "block ice" is.