Thursday, October 06, 2011

Charles Napier Has Died

Character actor Charles Napier, whose granite jaw and toothy grin earned him tough-guy roles in movies like "Rambo: First Blood Part 2," has died in California at 75.


Anonymous said...

Will NEVER forget the site of his body hanging from Hannibal Lecter's cell in Silence of the Lambs.

Granted, i'm sure it was a mock up but still.

He was one of those actors that kept popping up and I would say, "Oh, that was so and so from so and so."

RIP nontheless Sir.

SusanB said...

I remember him in Blues Brothers - he was so funny! RIP Charles.

mooshki said...

You've gotta love the "that guy" people in film. They aren't stars, but they give you that nice, comfortable sense of familiarity.

King, I forgot that was him. Definitely one of the most shocking, and unforgettable scenes of all time.

Daveb said...

Sorry to hear of his death since I always welcomed his appearanvce in a movie. Arguably an underused actor, his grin seemed to promise he was up for more mischief than the scripts gave him. He wrote a bio recently, I think its Big Jaw and Strong Heart, that showed a interesting character. However he tended to be discreet about others (i.e. he was cast in one or two movies to serve as drinking companion to the star, Robert Mitchum, but he doesn't say what they got up to).

libby said...

Thanks for the reminder, King. That is a film scene for all times. His family can be proud of his legacy.

dadpassgas said...

Had dinner with him at Pascal Menale's Restaurant in New Orleans when he was filming a Burt Reynolds movie in the late 70's....he was a great conversationalist and a fine, generous gentleman. RIP.


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