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Richard Keil | Dick Kiel
7' 2" (2.18 m)
Did You Know?
To be loved is important, as is having a sense of accomplishment, but to love is equally important in life, especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better.
Offered the role of Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977), but turned it down in favor of playing "Jaws" in The Spy Who Loved Me
(1977). He preferred "Jaws" because he felt he could bring more to the role, whereas Chewbacca required a full costume. Taking the role also meant working for scale and he had been working for so long that he felt such a low salary was beneath him.
Towering height and menacing frame