REBEL :: GARY LOCKWOOD ONLINE
Here is Gary with then wife actress Stefanie Powers in an episode of the ABC comedy LOVE AMERICAN STYLE playing Ernie in the episode Love And The Doorknob. I think I vaguely remember this episode, but not much. I’m trying to figure out what and why the doorknob is in Gary’s mouth, but alas, will never know.
From 1961 :: “Splendor In The Grass” Screencaps
June 17, 2015
In 1961 Gary appeared alongside the late Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty in the Elia Kazan directed film SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS playing the part of Allen ‘Toots’ Tuttle. Gary looks so young in this film. His character is largely second fiddle to Beatty’s character, I’d say that Gary had those steamy good looks that are star quality. Though his character is a cad toward the end when he attempts to rape Natalie’s character. Could I have said no to him? Not likely. Interesting there is a Keir Dullea connection. Another star of this film is the actress Sandy Dennis. Why is Dennis the connector? She starred alongside Keir in the 1967 film The Fox. These guys are just destined to be connected.
From 1968 :: “2001: A Space Odyssey”
June 15, 2015
Gary played the part of Dr. Frank Poole in the classic science-fiction film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY directed by the late Stanley Kubrick. For almost a half century, Gary as well as his co-star Keir Dullea have traveled all over the world discussing this groundbreaking film to amazed audiences. Critics and other filmmakers alike have praised Kubrick for his artistic prowess as well as his vision in depicting space as it should have been seen. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY has influenced many filmmakers such as George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Darren Aronofksy, David Lynch, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, and many others who have used Kubrick’s style to fill their own films with similar production values. Both Gary and Keir attend conventions, special screenings and question and answer sessions discussing the making of the film. The film came from a novella called The Sentinel written by novelist Arthur C. Clark, however, Clark expanded this story to accommodate Kubrick’s vision. Ridley Scott’s production company have purchased the rights to Clark’s final book in the quatrology and are making a mini series based on the events that happened in 3001: Odyssey Four when the body of Frank Poole is retrieved in the future.
I’ve added Gary’s work as Lt. Cmdr Gary Mitchell in the second pilot to the classic STAR TREK episode Where No Man Has Gone Before. Though this was the second pilot, it is listed as episode three of the first season. This episode was commissioned after series creator Gene Roddenberry failed to sell the network on his first pilot The Cage starring Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike. The only ones to survive the original pilot were Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) and Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chappel) who in the original played the part of Number One. Added as The Enterprise’s new captain was William Shatner (Captain James Kirk) who it was believed would add a bit more of a Horatio Hornblower feel to the show going forward. Gary’s part was rather significant in the episode, forging the way for such characters as Ricardo Montalban’s Khan Noonien Singh.
Hello & Welcome to Rebel :: Gary Lockwood Online
June 14, 2015
As the title says, welcome to what I hope will be an ongoing project in chronicling the career of actor and producer Gary Lockwood. Gary starred alongside Keir Dullea, who played Commander David Bowman, in the Stanly Kubrick classic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY as Astronaut Frank Poole. Gary also has the distinction of having starred in the second pilot of the Gene Roddenberry groundbreaking science-fiction series STAR TREK as Lt. Cmdr Gary Mitchell, the man who became a god. I’m not sure how big I hope to make this site, I just know I needed a place to put some of the images of Gary I’ve collected over the past year as I’ve built my site dedicated to his good friend Keir Dullea. For now whatever is included in the site I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by and for looking us up.