In the mid-1980s, he co-starred with Chad Allen
in a 3-part anti-drug video titled Straight Up.
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6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[2010, on winning the Oscar for An Officer and a Gentleman
(1982)] It did create a lot of opportunities, but I thought there would be more. I thought it would be a windfall. But it wasn't. It was what it was. It only affected me for a little while, and then it stopped affecting me. I just come out the other end.
He was cast in his Oscar winning role in An Officer and a Gentleman
(1982) after Jack Nicholson
turned down the role, and none of the other actors who the producers wanted proved available at the time. Screenwriter Douglas Day Stewart then did research on a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida and found out the top drill instructors they had there were African-American. Upon realizing this, Gossett ...
Deep, commanding voice.