Occasional Op-Ed cartoons for the Lancaster(PA) New Era
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6' 6½" (1.99 m)
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I was embarrassed by the director, Blake Edwards
, who looked at me and said, "What am I supposed to do with THAT?". I was a little hurt to be referred to as an inanimate object at an audition. I was told by my agent that a number of big stars won't work with anyone two inches taller than them and most of them are under six feet, so you have to be prepared to have trouble.
He struggled somewhat early in his career due to his height and the fact that few producers wanted someone towering over their leading men. Many of his early roles show him seated or leaning on something.
Frequently plays men with positions of authority