He was known for stealing the spotlight from other actors, making up his own dialogue during the shooting of a scene, and being an all-round weirdo. Like John Cassavetes, Timothy Carey started out as an actor, making memorable appearances in the Stanley Kubrick classics, ‘Paths of Glory’ and ‘The Killing’, before eventually turning himself into an offbeat – and that’s putting it mildly – filmmaker.
In 1962, Carey produced, directed, and starred in his own movie, the incredibly strange low-budget flick, ‘The World’s Greatest Sinner’. For some, this is the worst picture ever made; for others, it’s a groundbreaking attempt at a personal statement. One thing for sure: it flopped big time! Too avant-garde for its era and totally misunderstood. […]
Cassavetes, to his credit, was a great supporter of Carey’s demented creative mind and always backed his delirious projects, sometimes at his own risk.
A true anecdote: John dropped in on his buddy Timothy who had decided to become a dog trainer!? (Go figure…) Let’s just say that Carey’s Rottweilers liked John a little too much, but Carey managed to put a leash on ‘em in the nick of time. Nobody ever got a leash on Carey, though!
Sophie’s portrait of God Hilliard. Click the article link for two more awesome cartoons of Timothy!