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Old 09-10-2014, 08:28 PM
 
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Richard Kiel, best known for his role as Jaws in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), passed away today at age 74, three days shy of his 75th birthday.

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"Richard Kiel, Jaws from Bond Film Series, Dies." USA Today. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2014-09-10. <http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/09/10/jaws-actor-from-bond-films-richard-kiel-dies-at-74/15422945/>
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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Default Richard Kiel aka "Jaws" from James Bond movies has died

Richard Kiel Dies -- 'Jaws' From James Bond Movies Dead At 74 | TMZ.com

You may not recognize the name but you've seen him before in numerous movies, most notably The Longest Yard(1974) , The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, and Pale Rider and Happy Gilmore.
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:25 AM
 
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Kiel was in one of the best " The Monkeys" episodes where he played a Frankenstein like monster who was given The Monkeys stolen musical talents.
Best line: " I'd do this room in French provincial."
And he played a Russian agent pretending to be a ghost on " Gilligan's Island"
He also played beside Jackie Chan in one of the more forgettable " Canonball Run" movies. How he fit in that tiny car I have no idea.
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:34 AM
 
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He also played an alien in the Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man".

"Twilight Zone" To Serve Man (TV Episode 1962) - IMDb
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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sad news...he seemed like one of those gentle giants of hollywood. He was the only Bond villain who made an appearance in two Bond movies. He was so popular with audiences after "The Spy Who Loved Me" that the producers decided to bring him back in "Moonraker", and not just bring him back, they turned him into a good guy in the end!
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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R.I.P. Mr. Kiel.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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My grandson was taken by his parents to a James Bond convention about 10 years ago in England. He got to meet Richard, and sit on his knee for a photo! The whole family are big James Bond fans, and the little boy was thrilled to meet Richard. Apparently, he was a very nice man. What really made me jealous was the boy also got to meet Lois Chiles at the same convention! R.I.P. Richard.
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Old 09-11-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Richard Kiel Dies -- 'Jaws' From James Bond Movies Dead At 74 | TMZ.com

You may not recognize the name but you've seen him before in numerous movies, most notably The Longest Yard(1974) , The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, and Pale Rider and Happy Gilmore.
Yeah, I certainly remember Richard Kiel from the James Bond movies but my favorite role he played was in "The Longest Yard". I'm sorry to hear about him passing away. May he RIP.

Here's my favorite scene with Richard Kiel in "The Longest Yard". Funny stuff...lol:



The Longest Yard (3/7) Movie CLIP - A Broken Nose (1974) HD - YouTube
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Old 09-11-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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He also played an alien in the Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man".

"Twilight Zone" To Serve Man (TV Episode 1962) - IMDb
That's my all time favorite Twilight Zone episode. I never connected the alien to "Jaws" but now that you mention it I know both characters were the same man. Interesting stuff.

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"Wait, wait. The book.....it's a cookbook."
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Kiel was in one of the best " The Monkeys" episodes where he played a Frankenstein like monster who was given The Monkeys stolen musical talents.
Best line: " I'd do this room in French provincial."
And he played a Russian agent pretending to be a ghost on " Gilligan's Island"
He also played beside Jackie Chan in one of the more forgettable " Canonball Run" movies. How he fit in that tiny car I have no idea.

He also played a Nazi-ally in the movie "Force Ten from Navarone".
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