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Old September 11 2014, 06:39 AM   #1
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R.I.P. Richard Kiel

'Jaws' villain in 2 James Bond films, dead at 74

I liked him in Happy Gilmore to..
R.I.P. Sir.
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Old September 11 2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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Re: R.I.P. Richard Kiel

I watched Happy Gilmore last night.

Made me sad to see this today.

Also reminded me of a MST3K movie where he played a caveman...lol.

He's been with me for 44 years.
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Old September 11 2014, 08:09 AM   #3
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RIP Mr Keil, iconic doesn't even begin to do you justice

The MI6 website (not the real MI6 website!) has a wonderful obituary. The guy achived a lot in his life.
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Old September 11 2014, 08:27 AM   #4
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Re: R.I.P. Richard Kiel

Very sad to see this in the news when I got in from work tonight.

I was lucky to meet him at a Fangoria convention in Austin back in '08. He wasn't even listed on the website as a guest, but still...best experience of the day.

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Old September 11 2014, 08:30 AM   #5
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Re: R.I.P. Richard Kiel

When I saw 1974's The Longest Yard in the cinema, Kiel got a big laugh from the audience with the line, "I think I broke his fuckin' neck!"
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Old September 11 2014, 08:46 AM   #6
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Re: R.I.P. Richard Kiel

His were two of the very worst Bond films but they resulted in enduring public affection for him. He always seemed to be a thoroughly nice guy in interviews which no doubt helped.

RIP Richard.
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Old September 11 2014, 01:47 PM   #7
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^Spy Who Loved Me was a big critical and financial success, and along with For Your Eyes Only is often considered one of the better Moore offerings.


Moonraker, on the other hand...
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Old September 11 2014, 01:59 PM   #8
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TSWLM is probably Moore's best, and one of my favourite Bond films. As for Moonraker, it goes too far (way, way too far) but God it's fun
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Old September 11 2014, 02:04 PM   #9
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Re: R.I.P. Richard Kiel

Doctorwhovian wrote: View Post
^Spy Who Loved Me was a big critical and financial success, and along with For Your Eyes Only is often considered one of the better Moore offerings.


Moonraker, on the other hand...
Actually all three of those films were some of the best ones. Particularly Moonaraker.

But that's beside the point right now.

Richard Kiel stands out for me not only because of Jaws, but I remember him for bullying Mr. Mytlyplk on Superboy and his work on The Wild Wild West, the only Western I've ever been able to sit through.

RIP Richard.
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Old September 11 2014, 02:04 PM   #10
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Maybe I was a bit hard on TSWLM, but imho the two decent Moore films were Live And Let Die and For Your Eyes Only.

Jaws was kind of iconic though, especially in Spy...
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Old September 11 2014, 03:09 PM   #11
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Along with his two Bond film appearances, I loved his episode of The Twilight Zone.

And Thriller was another series he did where his episode was a stand out.


Rest in peace.
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Old September 11 2014, 06:13 PM   #12
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Rest in peace Mr. Kiel. I just heard about his passing a few minutes before I opened up my newspaper and saw an ad for the Fanboy Expo in Tampa this weekend. Richard Kiel was to be a guest.
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Old September 11 2014, 07:22 PM   #13
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RIP, Jaws. You were a great Bond villain.
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Old September 11 2014, 08:02 PM   #14
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I loved Richard Kiel in The Wild Wild West and the James Bond films. He'll be missed. Rest in peace.
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Old September 11 2014, 11:10 PM   #15
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bbailey861 wrote: View Post
RIP, Jaws. You were a great Bond villain.
Rest in Peace, Richard ~ You will be missed.
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