Encore presentation of Rivonia Trial - portrayed Joel Joffe (attorney for Nelson Mandela), at State Theatre, Pretoria (South Africa)
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Like so many of us I sometimes give in to [fears] ... sometimes I'm strong enough to shut my eyes and just push through believing ... and sometimes I sit on my friend Carlynn's couch and work through the negative "ego" and dispel the "famous 3" ... DENY DEFEND DISCOUNT ... and then jump off the couch, have a Vodka and go chase that dream.
In September 2012, David was accosted in a shop in South Africa, where he had stopped to buy cigarettes. The shopkeeper threw the cigarettes at him and ran out the back door; shocked, David left money on the counter and walked out. The shopkeeper then followed him and threw a rock at his head, yelling "Hermanus!" [a reference to his character, the bad guy Hermanus Meyer on Rhythm City
In television and in his breakthrough performance in District 9, James has portrayed the menacing and even psychotic "bad guy."