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RIP Richard Kiel

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Played in The (original) Longest Yard, Happy Gilmore and was "Jaws" in three James Bond movies.


    Even if you didn't know his name, you knew his face (and his height, 7-foot-2):


    He was 74. RIP.
  2. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Actually didn't know he was 7'2, thought about 6'8. Great scene in Moonraker when he bites the cable.
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Broken leg?
    I call bullshit.
    I think he broke his fuckin' neck.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    "Is this your ball? I believe it struck my foot."

  5. mateen

    mateen Active Member

    I had no idea, and I think it is all kinds of awesome, that in 2007, Richard Kiel coauthored a historical novel about the life of Cassius Clay - not the boxer who changed his name, but the Kentucky abolitionist after whom the boxer was named (http://www.amazon.com/Kentucky-Lion-True-Story-Cassius/dp/0979494818/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top).

    That may top Skunk Baxter's work as a missile defense consultant when it comes to strange and interesting celebrity side jobs.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    And then at the end when he finds a mate who has similarly atrocious jaws.
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Kiel had five good minutes in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    "Guns or knives Butch?"
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    That was Ted Cassidy, AKA "Lurch" from "The Addams Family."
  9. Yeah well, he sucked in "My Giant!"

    Seriously, Moonraker was the Worst of the Bond movies. The. Worst.
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    And he was great in "Car 54 Where Are You?"

    Yes, I know. Just making sure you're paying attention.
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