Glen Warner, a Parkland graduate, was cast in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film which is currently in production, Django Unchained.
“[Filming] the Tarantino film is pretty wild right now,” said the 50-year-old Baton Rouge, La. resident. “I’m working alongside DiCaprio every day.”
Warner attended Parkland secondary school and went through the theatre program there.
“I was at Parkland during the time they had the Grassroots Theatre program,” Warner explained. “I saw the production the Miracle Worker that they did and one character got to throw food during the performance. I thought that was pretty cool then and I was pretty much hooked.”
After graduating from high school, Warner studied at Georgian College in Ontario which spurred on his love for acting.
He also took a job with the crew that did technical setup for a Bryan Adams concert which led him to work in the stage technician field.
“[When] I started doing stage tech work I got to work with bands like Trooper, Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd,” Warner said.
Eighteen years ago, Warner moved his family to Baton Rouge and in 2010 he resurrected his acting career.
“It’s been a crazy couple of years,” Warner said. “I’ve done close to 65 movies. I have 10 movies coming out next year. This is a crazy time for me now because the movies I filmed two years ago are coming out now. It’s the calm before the storm.”
And it’s not just movies that Warner is acting in. Recently he also had a part in the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest music video for their new song “Brendan’s Death Song.”
“That song is going to be huge,” said Warner. “The band wrote the song for their manager who passed away so it’s really emotional.”
Warner still has many ties here on the Peninsula and attributes his success in the business to what he learned here.
“Victoria, and really Sidney and Parkland played a big role in my life,” said Warner, who still reads Monday Magazine from Baton Rouge. “It’s really what got me into the entertainment business.”