Dick Miller. You should know the name and you should know his face. If you don't, however, there's a documentary on the way to educate you on this genre legend.
Directed by Elijah Drenner of American Grindhouse, the film is playing to SXSW audiences soon. Feel free to check out the trailer here.
The synopsis: Dick Miller is the last of the great American character actors. Whether sharing the screen with Nicholson, DeNiro, Schwarzenegger or The Ramones, Dick has been stealing scenes since his screen debut in 1955. He has worked with some of the great directors: Scorsese, Corman, Fuller, Dante, Cameron, Demme and more. Every moviegoer knows his face, but few know his name and even fewer know his story; an aspiring writer turned accidental actor. For the first time, Dick Miller has allowed filmmakers incredible access to his life and home for this funny and unexpected story. Joining him are the directors, producers, co-stars and friends who have helped make him Hollywood's leading "that guy."