"Painful to live in fear, isn't it?"

The very epitome of a character actor: tall, evil, clumsy, tough, suave, boorish, meek, crafty, and masterful. The brightest part of any bad movie, and there are a lot of them. His filmography in both TV and cinema is huge; I won't attempt to list it all here. Even if you don't know his name, you've seen this guy many times. Some noteables to help you place him (he's big and aryan):

Half of the memorable lines in Blade Runner are his. "Wake up! Time to DIE!" he yells while slamming Harrison Ford to the ground. In the interview at the open of the movie: "My mother? Let me tell you about my mother." As Leon, he and fellow replicant Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) showed us murderous machines that were more human than those they terrorised.

I was saddened to learn in my research for this writeup that Brion James died last year of a heart attack. His passing should have been recognised, and his talent and contribution to our culture celebrated.

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