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Roger Moore Pays Tribute To Late Bond Co-star Richard Kiel

September 11th, 2014 5:03pm EDT
Roger Moore
Roger Moore has paid tribute to his two-time James Bond co-star Richard Kiel, calling him a "marvelous man" following his death.

Kiel, who starred opposite Moore as the henchman Jaws in "The Spy Who Loved Me" and its follow-up, "Moonraker," died on Wednesday at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., after being hospitalized with a broken leg last week. There's no word on whether or not Kiel's death was related to his broken leg, but the actor had been in poor health in recent years.

"He was one of the loveliest and - I know it sounds ridiculous - sweetest men," Moore told Sky News af...
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Richard Kiel, Best Known For Playing James Bond Villain Jaws, Dies At 74

September 10th, 2014 9:43pm EDT
Richard Kiel, Best Known For Playing James Bond Villain Jaws, Di
Actor Richard Kiel, best known for his role as the steel-toothed henchman Jaws in James Bond flicks "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker," has died.

The 7 ft. 1.5 in. actor, who was hospitalized in Fresno, Calif., last week with a broken leg, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 74. It is unknown if the injury played a role in his death, according to TMZ.com.

Kiel also played the alien Kanamit in the classic "Twilight Zone" episode "To Serve Man," along with a very irritable golf fan in Adam Sandler's "Happy Gilmore."

Kiel is survived by wife Diane Rogers and four children.

Her...
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Cinema Giants: The 15 Tallest Actors In Hollywood

April 23rd, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Cinema Giants: The 15 Tallest Actors In Hollywood
Actors come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the tallest people in the world have made their living in front of the camera. Here is a selection of some of the tallest actors in Hollywood.

Matthew McGrory, 7'6". The late Big Fish actor wasn't comfortable with his stature, something he shared with Andre the Giant (who he played in Andre: Heart of the Giant). "He felt the same way, that he would do anything just to be a person of regular size one day a week, where people don't have to stare at him, where he could go see a regular movie and walk down the street," Andre director Drew Sky sa...
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James Bond Villain/Giant Richard Kiel Can No Longer Walk

October 13th, 2011 9:20am EDT
Richard Kiel
Bond baddie Richard Kiel has been reduced to life in a wheelchair because his balance has been destroyed.

The 7 foot 2 inches movie giant, who played Jaws opposite Roger Moore in "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker," admits his size and a 1992 car accident have wrecked his ability to walk.

Kiel, 72, tells the Globe, "Little by little I started losing my auto balance. We balance with our toes without thinking and a toddler learns that through trial and error. I became like a 320-pound toddler."
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GetBack Bond Ratings: Who Is The Best 007 Ever?

November 3rd, 2008 10:48am EST
Quantum of Solace
With the release of Roger Moore's autobiography, My Word Is My Bond, and the upcoming Quantum Of Solace (the 22nd film in the Official James Bond franchise), we couldn't help but ponder: Who is the best 007 EVER? It goes without saying that he has to be an international man of mystery, a bad-ass crime solver, a babe magnet. Slick, suave, and seductive. But we have our own set of criteria for the best Bond. He must also:

1. Be a snazzy dresser.

2. Have a hot Bond girl.

3. Have a bitchin' ride.

4. Have a killer theme song.

5. Have a relaxing off-hours diversion.

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Celebrity Birthdays, September 13

September 13th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Fiona Apple
Happy Birthday to "Boy Meets World" actor Ben Savage (1980), singer Fiona Apple (1977), Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney (1975), Iced Earth singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (1967), sprinter Michael Johnson (1967), British drummer Zak Starkey (1965), Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine (1961), jazz guitarist Joe Morris (1955), record producer Don Was (1952), actor Raymond O'Connor (1952), Village People 'cowboy' Randy Jones (1952), "Designing Women" actress Jean Smart (1951), "Gimme a Break" actress Nell Carter (1948; d. 2003), former Chicago singer Peter Cetera (1944), British actress Ja...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 13

September 13th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Fiona Apple
Happy Birthday to "Boy Meets World" actor Ben Savage (1980), singer Fiona Apple (1977), Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney (1975), Iced Earth singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (1967), sprinter Michael Johnson (1967), British drummer Zak Starkey (1965), Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine (1961), jazz guitarist Joe Morris (1955), record producer Don Was (1952), actor Raymond O'Connor (1952), Village People 'cowboy' Randy Jones (1952), "Designing Women" actress Jean Smart (1951), "Gimme a Break" actress Nell Carter (1948; d. 2003), former Chicago singer Peter Cetera (1944), British actress Ja...
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