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It’s been awhile since we’ve had a celebrity spotting on here, but this one might be the greatest of them all (sorry Jamie Foxx). This is Billy Redden and he played the little boy with the banjo in the movie Deliverance and that movie had it all; inbreds, Burt Reynolds without a mustache, John Voight with a mustache, oh and backcountry rape. Basically all the important ingredients to any quality blockbuster. Anyway, Billy is all grown up now but I’m sure I’d still shit my pants if he pulled out his banjo and starting playing.

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  1. klberkey

    Actually, I fail to see what is so funny about that. Life happens to all of us. So he grew up and ended up working at Walmart. Not an entirely horrible thing. I’ve seen way worse come out of these People of Walmart pictures.

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    October 13th, 2011

  2. Jan

    I don’t think this was meant to be disrespectful.

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  3. Bullet Dr

    I believe the Ned Beatty line here was “talk about your genetic deficiencies?”

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  4. bamagirl150

    He looks like a nice guy. I don’t think they meant this in a bad way. I wouldn’t mind seeing him and hearing him play that banjo. He was a talented musician as a child, I see no reason to believe that’s no longer the case. As much as I’m a dedicated head-banger, I grew up in a house where all types of music were enjoyed. I still love bluegrass and the sound of banjos.

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    October 13th, 2011

  5. Chaz

    I just wanna know who the hot Asian chick is in the red poster.

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  6. Fly on the Wall

    Unlike celebrities from the past, he isn’t getting arrested on a regular basis.

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    October 13th, 2011

  7. ItsMeAgain

    I dont get this! LAME! POW….are you having problems finding FUNNY STUFF or what? SHEESH! LOL

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  8. Ben H.

    Makes me want some of them french fried ptaters. mmm hmmm…

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    October 13th, 2011

  9. notalenthack

    I applaud his celebrity !!! Once A STAR…… Always A Star !!!

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  10. toeachhisown

    The only thing that’s not boring about this pic is the hottie on the poster on the right.

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    October 13th, 2011

  11. CONSOLECOWBOY

    Hey, IMDB says he got paid $500 in 1972 for his appearance in Deliverance. It’s not like he’s a prime-time TV star like Gary Coleman who ends up working as a security guard and hawking payday loans.

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  12. Tim P.

    Fun fact: Billy didn’t actually play the banjo in the movie. There was someone behind him with their arms around him.

    *queue star flying by with “the more you know…” logo

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  13. Ralph

    Scariest movie ever made – for men

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    October 13th, 2011

  14. The Amazing Mr. Brown

    Bily Redden’s $hit dont stink!

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  15. missy

    He and Robin Williams look like each one.

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  16. From IMDB:
    Personal Quotes
    [on Tim Burton] “He was a real nice guy, a lot nicer than Burt Reynolds.”
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0714681/bio

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  17. Secret Squirrel

    Dude next to him in the banjo pic looks a whole lot more disturbing.

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  18. From IMDB:
    Unlike Ronny Cox with his guitar, actor Billy Redden did not know how to play banjo for the famous “Duelling Banjos” scene. To simulate the realistic chord playing on the banjo, another boy, who was a skilled banjo-player, played the chords with his arm reaching around at Redden’s side while Redden picked. On the soundtrack, musicians Eric Weissberg and ‘Steve Mandel (I)’ are actually playing.

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  19. jake

    They sure do have pretty mouths

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  20. HJ

    “a while” not “awhile”

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  21. Frightened Yet Intrigued

    “Squeal like a pig boy!!” Love that movie! Banjos and anal rape…what’s better than that?? ;)

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  22. The Associate

    Nothing funny here…

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  23. Trizzy

    39 years on, I bet he’s had enough of hearing “weeeee weeeee” or “squeal like a pig”!

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  24. FADER

    Linda S of Staten Island loves the garbagemen because they give her free samples which she puts in her house for her mice, roaches, bedbugs, possible boyfriends of which there aren’t any

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  25. Debz

    At hypocrites ~ Not all ‘People of Walmart’ pictures are meant to be hypocritically funny… He is featured in ‘Celebrity Look-A-Likes’ and has a ‘nice article’ written about him. And, if you’d all think about it: we are all People of Walmart ! It’s probably society that landed him a job in the first place. I’m thankful for this share!

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Redden … anyone have this?

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  26. Debz

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Redden

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  27. MadRat

    Last I heard he was working at a gas station. Now he doesn’t have to work outside all the time. Is this moving up in the world?

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  28. Scott

    WHO is the topless chick on the right side behind west coast chopper boy. that is what breedin is for.

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  29. lordofthegadflies

    It’s good to see Billy on here. But personally, I’d rather see a tit shot of the chick on the poster in the background.

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  30. bill

    Is he the only child star that made it out of show business unscathed? @ least hes not on the News because of a drug problem or picking up prostitutes or something else. I think this makes him a role model for todays celebrity children not a creature of wm. Congrats Billy.

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  31. JoeJoe

    I think you meant “backcountry homo man-rape”. Lets be correct here. That movie cured me of the desire to want to go camping in the woods.

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  32. Jen

    That’s why every time you walk into a Wal-mart, you hear banjos playing in the background….

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  33. signguy

    A STAR IN REAL LIFE IS FAR GREATER THAN JUST A STAR OF BIG SCREEN… BUT I’M BETTING HE IS BOTH…

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  34. mike reiley

    Nice fella…. just dont bend over

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  35. jchristy

    I meant to harm nor pun in posting this Billy is a cool Guy. I just thought it was cool he worked at my local wal-mart

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  36. girl watcher

    Say what you like but he’s still scary to me. Somebody buy him some eyelashes fer crissake.

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    October 14th, 2011

  37. amischiefr

    Who would have ever guessed that Billy would be working at Wall-mart of all places when he grew up?

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  38. energizer

    Where else would he work?

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  39. Samsonite

    Is it just me that noticed the posters of scantily clad ladies in the background?

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  40. notalenthack

    I know the look… he ain’t workin at Walmart for the money. I guarantee it ! I promise you he will be cast again for a project at some point. The MAN has the look and the ability and that is all there is to it.

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  41. jersygrl

    Im wondering if he’s really inbred or if he’s just unusual-looking.

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  42. ivnurse

    There was another set of hands that was actually playing the banjo for the movie. the kid didn’t know how to play according to some sources.

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  43. EDC

    Looks like Robin Williams with a skin disorder.

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    October 16th, 2011

  44. SAYWHAT

    When did Walmart start selling Japanese Porn posters???!!!

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    October 17th, 2011

  45. Dark Hero

    This guy is actually a really nice guy, Lives in Rabun County, Ga.

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    October 18th, 2011

  46. billy t sparrow

    Retard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    October 18th, 2011

  47. Buscandome

    The asian chick played in Lucky number sleven. I don’t know her name though.

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    October 21st, 2011

  48. bubba

    yall can say what yall want that movie was the greatest love story ever written! Piss on shakespear, WEEE on ned beatty. plus am i the only one who realized billys got a prudy mouth?

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    October 22nd, 2011

  49. townshend

    only in GA and this is where i live at wish i knew what walmart he was at

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    October 31st, 2011

  50. MC

    Nice to see him again.

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  51. agent786

    WTF…Billy has a job, likely has family and is the salt of the earth.

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  52. This counts as two celebrity sightings! That’s Big Al Wilkie with Mr. Redden in the second photo!

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  53. snufee

    Am I the only person on the planet who thought this guy was Robin Williams?

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  54. Beth Adams

    I was telling my hubby about this and he wants to meet Billy. SO whereabout in georgia is the walmart that Billy works at? ANyone know?

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  55. NCjones

    “It’s not like he’s a prime-time TV star”

    AND how many academy award winning movies have YOU been in wannabecowboy?????

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