Talk:Brad Dourif

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Missing information[edit]

Says earlier in the article he was in an X Files episode, but later on in the filmography table it makes no mention of that. I'm not sure if it only applies to movies, but it mentions a mini series... and the table isn't in the correct place to begin with. I'd change but I'm not good at wikitexting. Yalk (talk) 03:10, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Romanian?[edit]

Does anyone have a good source for that? Mad Jack O'Lantern 06:40, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

There's a discussion about this on the Internet Movie Database in his messagebord. The consensus seems to be that Dourif is a French name. NorthernThunder 23:22, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Star Trek Voyager[edit]

He was also a character on Star trek Voyager whose name I cannot remember www.geocities.com/berniethomas68 02:12, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Lon Suder. I see it's in the article. Al001 01:11, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Chuckydoll.jpg[edit]

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Copied from IMDB?[edit]

Most of the "Early Career" section seems to be copied verbatim from IMDB... 85.228.129.40 18:27, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Best known for Chucky?[edit]

I dispute this statement. I would say he is most well known for his debut in "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest". Particularly because the "Chucky" performances are purely audio and do not help at all in the recognition of the actor's physical appearence. Possibly, these days, he may be most well known for being Wormtongue in LOTR - seeing as everybody has seen the films! I'm not going to change this yet, as I would like to hear some comments on this topic. Greetings, TINYMark (Talk) 20:19, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

I'd suggest Dourif is known mostly for his debut role in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, but it's not what we think that matters, it's what reliable sources say... -- Longhair\talk 20:28, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
I have to agree, He's far more recognisable to me for his roles in "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Lord of the rings", and even "Star Trek Voyager". I'm not aware of any reliable sources to back up the Chucky claim, and there certainly aren't any links to one in the article. Personally, I say remove the statement or at least amend it to include some of his other well know roles. 82.34.216.21 (talk) 12:44, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

I object to "...best known for his role as Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Gríma Wormtongue in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." Unlike those films that have certain fan-followings, the Child's Play series is very iconic, and Dourif's Chucky-voice is recognizable by virtually everyone. Dourif could appear in a film and people would identify him primarily by that voice, citing him as the "Chucky guy."

It just makes no sense to me why his important role in the Child's Play series is excluded from the introductory paragraph. It's like saying Charles Martinet is best known for playing the tambourine. Powerslave (talk|cont.) 04:29, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

I disagree. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a well-known film and The Lord of the Rings is a cultural mainstay with many recognizable characters. "Chucky" has mostly a cult horror/slasher/whatever fan following. --64.149.41.29 (talk) 15:01, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Surname[edit]

What is the origin of his surname? Badagnani (talk) 23:42, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

I'd say it's French. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.153.200.190 (talk) 02:15, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

How does he pronounce his surname? 70.116.19.158 (talk) 03:03, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Missing credit[edit]

I tried to add it, but I don't know how to do it without screwing up the table. He played the Duty Doctor in the film Nightwatch. Maxwell7985 (talk) 08:11, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Disturbed role[edit]

Quote from article: "Dourif frequently plays eccentric or disturbed characters, starting in Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)" I would suggest that his earlier role in "One flew over..." was of a disturbed character also. Should the article reflect this? MrZoolook (talk) 00:20, 1 September 2011 (UTC)