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Brion James

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Also Known As: Died: August 7, 1999
Born: February 20, 1945 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Beaumont, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Moved from California to New York
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Worked as a live-in cook/butler for Stella Adler in return for acting lessons
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Appeared in Off-Broadway productions
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Performed standup comedy at the Improv in NYC
1973:
Returned to L.A.
1974:
Decided to act full-time
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Received positive notices for his performance in L.A. production of "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel"
1975:
TV debut, one of the last episodes of "Gunsmoke"
1975:
Made feature debut in Walter Hill's directorial debut, "Hard Times"
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Appeared in over 100 TV guest spots
1982:
Cast as the replicant Leon in "Blade Runner"
1982:
Co-starred in "48 Hrs.", directed by Hill
1990:
Reprised role in "Another 48 Hrs." which caused him to quip, "This is the first sequel I've ever because I rarely live through a film"
1992:
Chosen by Robert Altman to essay the studio head in "The Player"
1997:
Portrayed General Munro in Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element"
2001:
Last released film, the Dogme 95 feature "The King Is Alive"

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