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Louis Gosset | Lou Gossett Jr. | Louis Gossett | Lou Gossett | Louis Gossett Jnr. | Lou Gossett Jr | Lou Gossett jr.
6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[2010, on filming Enemy Mine
(1985)] That was a challenge. I prefer a challenge, because when you've done that, you've done something. That was something where nobody could see my face or my eyes; I was giving somebody a performance through that makeup. That was six months in Germany. A lot of pain in the eyes and stuff.
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 ...
Often plays military commanders and authority figures