His first big starring role was as the homicidal leprechaun in Leprechaun. The movie also starred a very young Jennifer Aniston. I am sure she is proud of this classic gem of cinematography. It all starts when Dan O’Grady comes home from Ireland with a crazy story about trapping a leprechaun and taking his gold.
The leprechaun managed to escape and stow away coming to America. He kills O’Grady’s wife, but the Dan is able to trap him in a box with the power of a 4-leafed clover. He’s about to set the whole place on fire when he suffers a stroke and the leprechaun is left in the box for a decade.
Flash forward and Aniston and her father arrive to rent the farmhouse for the summer. Needless to say, chaos ensues, and the leprechaun gets out, kills a lot of people and gets blown up at the end for a nice satisfactory conclusion…or is it? It’s a B-movie folks, what do you think. Warwick came back for many more movies including one in space.
I think we can all thank whoever created these movies that they made the world a little bit better or at least a little scarier.