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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
Worked as a live-in cook/butler for Stella Adler in return for acting lessons
Appeared in Off-Broadway productions
Performed standup comedy at the Improv in NYC
Returned to L.A.
Decided to act full-time
Received positive notices for his performance in L.A. production of "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel"
TV debut, one of the last episodes of "Gunsmoke"
Made feature debut in Walter Hill's directorial debut, "Hard Times"
Appeared in over 100 TV guest spots
Cast as the replicant Leon in "Blade Runner"
Co-starred in "48 Hrs.", directed by Hill
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"
Chosen by Robert Altman to essay the studio head in "The Player"
Portrayed General Munro in Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element"
Last released film, the Dogme 95 feature "The King Is Alive"
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