You will be missed!
Richard Kiel, the actor who played imposing metal-toothed henchman Jaws in two James Bond films, has died aged 74. Kiel appeared in the Roger Moore maritime and space capers The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977 and Moonraker, two years later. His character joined a very short list of competent adversaries to grapple with and give HM’ …
It's strange, I could have sworn he'd done more than two Bond films, but it is apparently not the case. He obviously made a great impact, as I remember all the scenes - the Egyptian temple, and what he did to that Sherpa van, the cable car - sinking his teeth into braided liquorice, crashing a Peugeot through a farmer's roof, the skydive into the circus, and of course the Moonraker space scenes.
A great bloke, will be sadly missed.
Sorry, but the Roger Moore-era Bonds were an absolute travesty of the original character, and IMO taint all the good actors who appeared in them. Which makes it all the more annoying that my favourite Bond chase sequence is the boat chase in Live and Let Die.
Clifton James... someone else who's character, while not being (per the article) "Bond, his good-guy team and Ernst Stavro Blofeld" appeared in more than one Bond film. Robbie Coltrane was another who immediately springs to mind. There may be more, but I can't think of any offhand.
But whatever, RIP Richard Kiel.
I don't know, nor do I know why you got three downvotes in response to that question, as opposed to an actual comment which surely wouldn't have been much more difficult.
The downvoting reminds me of what Peter Dinklage's character describes in GoT, of a third party offscreen who would take pleasure in nothing except bashing beetles with a rock and going "ugh, ugh, ugh", merely because he could.
I can remember some of the other villains /henchpersons from the all the Bond films I've watched over the years but Jaws is the only one I can name and who always comes to mind first when someone mentions Bond adversaries.
Favorite scene in Spy who loved me was when Jaws was fighting a shark, and winning. Come to think of it what else happened in that movie? something about submarines, or was that Never say Never Again?
Condolences to his family, and a raised pint to his memory.
Well, the name "David Prowse" was associated with three huge films but you wouldn't know what he looked like or what he sounded like - that's got to be a bit annoying for an actor! Especially as I vaguely recall that the re-dubbing by James Earl Jones was an afterthought.
Jaws may not have said much, but when he did it was his own voice ...
I had the honour and pleasure of doing a couple of very pleasant and fun public appearances with him way back in the 80's - he was the star guest and I was a young radio host doing the promotional cut ins. He was a very nice guy, easy-going, congenial, nice to spend time with. My condolences to his family and friends.
I saw the headline on the awful BBC site and my reaction was one of sorrow. He may not have been in a lot of memorable movies but I always remember seeing him in the Bond movies when I was quite young. He looked scary but had that very human side to him that meant he goofed up perhaps more than a standard henchman should. Who would dare fire him though? From all that I've read about him over the years (I wondered what he was doing some time back) he always seemed a very genuine and kind soul. RIP Richard Kiel.
...his character earned the rare distinction – reserved for just Bond, his good-guy team and Ernst Stavro Blofeld – of appearing in more than one Bond storyline.
And the only Bond villain to have made friends with Bond ?
If there was any justice in the world, he would have had a role in Austin Powers, too.
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