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Tom Laughlin
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    (August 10, 1931-December 12, 2013)
    Starred in, directed and wrote 'Billy Jack' (1971), 'The Trial of Billy Jack' (1974), 'The Master Gunfighter' (1975) and 'Billy Jack Goes to Washington' (1977)
    Also appeared in 'South Pacific' (1958), 'Gidget' (1959), 'The Young Sinner' (1965), 'The Born Losers; (1967), and 'The Legend of the Lone Ranger' (1981)
    He cast his wife, Delores Taylor, in the Billy Jack movies.
    He told Time, 'It's a shame that the youth of this country have only two heroes - Ralph Nader and Billy Jack.'
    After 'Billy Jack Goes to Washington' flopped, he said 'It is unreal and frightening.... There is a concerted effort in Washington to keep information from flowing out.'
    He told an assembly at his alma mater, Washington High School in Milwaukee, that he had been a 'greaser' and beat up fellow student Gene Wilder.
    He sought the Democratic nomination for president and won 2% of the vote in New Hampshire (1992).
    He ran for the Republican nomination for president, despite not having changed his views since his Democratic run (2004).
    'Billy Jack' cost $800,000 to make and grossed $65 million.
    'The Trial of Billy Jack' pioneered the 'wide' opening, debuting in 1,000 theaters.
    'The Master Gunfighter,' featuring six-guns versus samurai swords, became a cult success.
    He mastered hapkido karate.
    He sued Intermedia to regain the rights to the Billy Jack character (2004).

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