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Richard Kiel Dead: Jaws From James Bond Movies Dies at 74

11 September 2014 1:10 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

James Bond bad guy Richard Kiel, who played the villain Jaws in two of the hit Sir Roger Moore movies, has died in a California hospital just three days before his 75th birthday. The actor, who later appeared in the 1996 Adam Sandler comedy Happy Gilmore, was best known for his villainous portrayal of the steel-toothed bad guy in Bond classics The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). He died in a hospital in Fresno, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 10, TMZ first reported. A cause [...] »

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Rip Richard Kiel

11 September 2014 12:05 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Best known as James Bond's formidable foe Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, actor Richard Kiel has passed away at the age of 74. Reaching a height of 7 foot 2 inches, the metal toothed henchman is the most iconic role the actor played, but through his career he has also stared in the likes of 1974's The Longest Yard, Cannonball Run II, Happy Gilmore, as well as lending his voice to Tangled. For bringing to life one of the most memorable bad guys in cinema history, we thank you Sir. The thoughts of everybody here at The Movie Bit are with his friends and family during this hard time. »

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Richard Kiel dies, aged 74

10 September 2014 10:30 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Richard Kiel, best known for playing Jaws in the James Bond films, has died at the age of 74.

Some sad news came in overnight. Richard Kiel, who sprung to fame playing Jaws in a pair of James Bond movies, has died at the age of 74.

Kiel appeared alongside Roger Moore in both The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, yet his film career also covered the likes of Cannonball Run II, Happy Gilmore and Force 10 From Navarone. His casting, particularly in his earlier work, made specific use of his 7 foot 2 inch height, but then more recently, he also lent his voice to the Disney movie Tangled.

He died in California, and is survived by his wife and four children.

Rest in peace Mr Kiel, and thanks for some very fine memories.

Movies News Simon Brew Richard Kiel 11 Sep 2014 - 06:30 »

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Iconic Bond Adversary Richard Kiel Dies At 74

10 September 2014 10:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Actor Richard Kiel has passed away in a California hospital at the age of 74. Born in Detroit, this distinctive, towering presence was known for his appearances in films such as notorious B Movie Eegah and TV show The Wild Wild West. He was also the original choice for The Incredible Hulk series before producers decided he had the wrong build (Kiel didn’t mind as he found the contact lenses and make up for The Hulk difficult to deal with).

However it was his turn as a monster in another franchise that brought him to wider attention, when he took the role of Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. With his steel teeth he was the perfect villain for the more flamboyant Bond era ushered in by Roger Moore.  The scene where he killed Nadim Sawalha at the pyramids haunted many a childhood. Kiel played an enormous part »

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Actor Richard Kiel Dead at 74 – Played Bond Villain ‘Jaws’

10 September 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sad but not surprising. I’d met Richard Kiel several times over the years and he was always in a wheelchair – never saw him stand up to his 7’2” height. He was always super-nice though and posed with my young nephew while pretending to crush his head. He was probably best known for two roles: as ‘Jaws’ in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, he was the only recurring 007 villain to be played by the same actor, and the Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man is part of TV folklore. He starred at age 23 as a caveman in Eegah and had roles in the horror films House Of The Damned, Two On A Guillotine, and The Human Duplicators. He had a small part in The Nutty Professor with Jerry Lewis and acted opposite Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider, Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard (“I think I broke his fucking neck! »

- Tom Stockman

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Actor Richard Kiel, Who Played Bond Villain Jaws, Has Passed Away

10 September 2014 8:29 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We're always sad to report another death, and yet here we go again. Actor Richard Kiel, who stood 7-feet 2-inches tall hailing from Detroit, Michigan, has passed away at age 74. The news comes from TMZ.com (via THR) where they report that he also just broke his leg last week and was in a hospital in Fresno, California where he eventually passed away ("it's unclear if his death was connected to the leg injury"). Kiel is best known as the James Bond villain "Jaws", seen in Moonraker and The Spy Why Loved Me, but he also appeared in various roles or cameos in a number of other films alongside Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds and Gene Wilder. He was so tall, it was impossible to miss him. Toss in one of those Bond movies in his memory. Richard Kiel was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1939. Kiel worked at various jobs including a night club bouncer, »

- Alex Billington

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James Bond's Jaws, Richard Kiel, Dead At 74

10 September 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Out of all of the James Bond henchmen to grace the screen in combat with 007, only one has been popular enough that audience demand brought him back for another round. We're of course talking about the infamous Jaws, a character brought to life by actor Richard Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. It is our sad duty to inform you that Kiel has passed away as of this afternoon. The cause of death is yet unknown; but Kiel was in the hospital for an injury he sustained that may or may not be connected. He was 74. Variety broke the news of Kiel's passing, as well as the fact that in three days it would have been his 75th birthday. Yet in his 74 years, and countless roles in television and movies, he was best known for merely looking menacing as he tried to kill Roger Moore. While that's »

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Richard Kiel Dead At 74

10 September 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Out of all of the James Bond henchmen to grace the screen in combat with 007, only one has been popular enough that audience demand brought him back for another round. We're of course talking about the infamous Jaws, a character brought to life by actor Richard Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. It is our sad duty to inform you that Kiel has passed away as of this afternoon. The cause of death is yet unknown; but Kiel was in the hospital for an injury he sustained that may or may not be connected. He was 74. Variety broke the news of Kiel's passing, as well as the fact that in three days it would have been his 75th birthday. Yet in his 74 years, and countless roles in television and movies, he was best known for merely looking menacing as he tried to kill Roger Moore. While that's »

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Richard Kiel, The Gentle Giant Of The Cinema, Dead At Age 74

10 September 2014 6:39 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The web site TMZ has reported that actor Richard Kiel has passed away at age 74. Details are sketchy but the site states that Kiel entered the hospital last week in Fresno, California, for treatment of a broken leg. It is not known whether any complications from that injury contributed to his death.

Kiel was an iconic figure in both television and feature films. His imposing stature often led to him being cast as a heavy. Those of us who were privileged to call him our friend always found this ironic, since he was a kind, gentle man who virtually never said an unkind word about anyone else. Kiel appeared in the 1960s in a slew of major TV shows and played the role of the seemingly benign alien in the classic Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man". Although his role had no dialogue, Kiel's presence was so impressive that, decades after the telecast, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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R.I.P. Actor Richard Kiel — James Bond Villain & ‘Twilight Zone’ Kanamit

10 September 2014 6:28 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The towering actor who played the mercenary assassin Jaws in a pair of Roger Moore-era 007 movies and the enigmatic alien in one of the most famous episodes of The Twilight Zone died today. Richard Kiel would have turned 75 on Saturday. His agent of 35 years, Steven Stevens Sr, told Deadline that Kiel died this afternoon at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, CA. The 7-foot-2 actor with the crooked smile got his start in early-1060s TV, appearing in such series as Laramie, Thriller and The Rifleman. He appeared in the 1962 sci-fi feature The Phantom Planet before landing the chilling Twilight Zone role. In “To Serve Man,” he played a representative of an advanced, giant alien race called the Kanamits, who alight on Earth amid what seems to be peace and good will. Kiel delivers a mysterious encrypted book to a meeting of the United Nations, and the episode soars from there. »

- Erik Pedersen

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Famed James Bond villain Richard Kiel dies at 74: Report

10 September 2014 6:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Richard Kiel, whose towering height and distinctive baritone voice defined his nearly 50-year career in television and films, most notably as the steely toothed James Bond villain Jaws, died Wednesday afternoon in Fresno, Calif. at the age of 74, TMZ reports. The actor had been hospitalized after breaking his leg earlier in the week, but it is still unclear if that was related to his death.

Kiel’s rep did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

The Detroit-born Kiel, who grew to be 7 feet 1.5 inches, worked various odd jobs, including cemetery plot salesman and nightclub bouncer, before making »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Actor Richard Kiel - 'Jaws' From James Bond Films Has Died

10 September 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Earlier this afternoon, TMZ was informed that Richard Kiel had passed away at the age of 74. The 7-foot-2 actor used his imposing size to play one of the most memorable Bond villains of all-time, 'Jaws.' Kiel played henchman with steel-capped teeth for two Roger Moore-led Bond films, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). At this moment, there is no information how or why the actor passed away, but we do know Kiel suffered a broken leg last week and was recuperating in a hospital in Fresno, California. His death comes three days before what would've been his 75th birthday. Kiel will also be remembered for his roles in Happy Gilmore, the original The Longest Yard and Cannonball Run II. In this 11th film of the series, Agent 007(Roger Moore) is assigned to investigate a hijacked space shuttle. Along the way, he joins forces with Nasa scientist Holly Goodhead »

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James Bond Villain Richard Kiel Dies at 74

10 September 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Richard Kiel, who most famously played Jaws in two James Bond films starring Roger Moore, “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Moonraker,” and also appeared in Adam Sandler comedy “Happy Gilmore,” died Wednesday afternoon in a hospital in Fresno, Calif., three days shy of his 75th birthday.

TMZ first reported the news.

The actor had broken his leg earlier in the week, but it is not clear whether that contributed to his death.

Kiel had lent his voice to a James Bond videogame in 2003 but more recently had voiced Vlad for the animated film “Tangled” in 2010.

Kiel’s villainous Jaws was so popular with movie audiences who saw “The Spy Who Loved Me” that the character was made sympathetic in follow-up  “Moonraker.”

Before his appearances in the Bond film in the mid to late ’70s, Kiel was perhaps best known for his roles in Burt Reynolds prison football film “The Longest Yard »

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James Bond Villain Richard Kiel Dies at 74

10 September 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Kiel, who most famously played the villainous Jaws in two James Bond films starring Roger Moore, “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Moonraker,” and also appeared in Adam Sandler comedy “Happy Gilmore,” died Wednesday afternoon in a hospital in Fresno, Calif., three days shy of his 75th birthday.

TMZ first reported the news.

The actor had broken his leg earlier in the week, but it is not clear if that event is tied to his death.

Kiel had lent his voice to a James Bond videogame in 2003 but more recently had voiced Vlad for the animated film “Tangled” in 2010.

Before his appearances in the Bond film in the mid to late ’70s, Kiel was perhaps best known for his roles in Burt Reynolds prison football film “The Longest Yard” and for appearing in several episodes of “The Wild Wild West” as an assistant to supervilllain Miguelito Loveless (played by »

- Carmel Dagan

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Richard Kiel, James Bond villain Jaws, dies aged 74

10 September 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor Richard Kiel has died at the age of 74.

The 7ft 2in star, who played James Bond villain Jaws in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me alongside Roger Moore and in 1979's Moonraker, passed away on Wednesday (September 10).

TMZ reports that he recently broke his leg and received treatment at a hospital in Fresno, California.

No cause of death has been reported at this stage.

Kiel also appeared alongside Adam Sandler in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore.

The actor was born in Detroit, Michigan and made his acting debut in the TV series Laramie.

Sir Roger Moore, who played James Bond opposite Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, said that he was "distraught" over his co-star's passing on social media.

I am totally distraught to learn of my dear friend Richard Kiel's passing. We were on a radio programme together just a week ago. Distraught

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Richard Kiel, James Bond villain Jaws, dies aged 74

10 September 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor Richard Kiel has died at the age of 74.

The 7ft 2in star, who played James Bond villain Jaws in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me alongside Roger Moore and in 1979's Moonraker, passed away on Wednesday (September 10).

TMZ reports that he recently broke his leg and received treatment at a hospital in Fresno, California.

No cause of death has been reported at this stage.

Kiel also appeared alongside Adam Sandler in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore.

The actor was born in Detroit, Michigan and made his acting debut in the TV series Laramie.

Before finding fame as a Bond villain, Kiel got his career breakthrough in The Wild, Wild West in 1965, starring as an assistant to supervilllain Miguelito Loveless.

Kiel also lent his voice to a Bond video game in 2003. His most recent role was voicing Vlad for the animated movie Tangled in 2010.

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James Bond Villain Richard Kiel Dies at 74

10 September 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-2 actor who played Jaws, the James Bond villain with the teeth of steel, died Wednesday. He was 74. Kiel broke his leg last week and died in St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., according to several media reports. Kiel's signature character appeared in the Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). The actor also played an alien in the famed 1962 Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man," a hitman in the Gene Wilder-Richard Pryor comedy Silver Streak (1976) and Adam Sandler's boss in the classic golf comedy Happy Gilmore (1996). The Detroit native also

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Richard Kiel Dies -- 'Jaws' From James Bond Movies Dead At 74

10 September 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Richard Kiel, who became famous for portraying the James Bond villain, Jaws ... died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 74 ... TMZ has learned.Kiel starred in dozens of movies over the span of 50 years ... though his Jaws character became his most iconic role after debuting in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" alongside Roger Moore. He returned in "Moonraker" two years later.The 7-foot-2 Kiel also co-starred with Adam Sandler in the golf classic "Happy Gilmore. »

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'Bond 24' Looking For Classic Henchman

25 August 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The folks over at MI6 have alerted us that director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) is looking to cast an iconic henchman for the upcoming twenty-fourth Bond film.  The recent James Bond franchise starring Daniel Craig has actually been missing that element, someone like Jaws (played by Richard Kiel) who was in two Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker," which were actually two of my favorite Roger Moore Bond films.

The idea is to find the next Jaws or Oddjob and according to the site casting has begun for the main assassin, and are specifically focused on someone extremely physically fit and over 6' 2".  The character also has a working name of “Hinx” and here is the description:

Hinx (Male, 30 – 45)Ideally over 6′ 2″. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. »

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'Bond 24' Villain Will Be Similar to Jaws and Oddjob

23 August 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Bond 24 is rumored to be a direct continuation of Skyfall, we know that Javier Bardem will not be returning as main villain Raoul Silva (if you've seen the movie, you know why). Now, a new report indicates that this sequel is looking to bring back the type of villain that was prevalent in the 60s and 70s entries in the franchise.

According to mi6, Bond 24 is looking to cast a giant brute of a henchman that will tower over Daniel Craig. This character, named Hinx, is said to be in the same vein as Jaws, introduced in 1979's Moonraker and played Richard Kiel, and Oddjob, who appeared in the 1964 installment Goldfinger and was played by Harold Sakata.

Here is mi6's description of the character:

Casting has begun for the main assassin, with the search specifically focussed on someone extremely physically fit and over 6&#8242 2&#8243. Whoever wins the »

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