Robert West, better known as “Red,” has long exceeded the average entertainer’s 15 minutes of fame, with a resume that boasts acting, stuntwork, songwriting, and even a gig as Elvis’ bodyguard. However, his most recent role in the movie Goodbye Solo has taken his star power to new heights at the ripe old age of 73. West says the director, Ramin Bahrani, definitely got the best performance of his career, one that has been filled with memorable characters like Sergeant Andy Micklin in “Black Sheep Squadron” and Red Webster in Road House. RSVP editor met with West and his wife, Pat, inside a local theatre for an hour of pure entertainment from an actor truly devoted to the art. As West put it, “I like characters that are a little different than I am, to see what I can do with them.”
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