Albert Popwell

Albert Popwell

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Albert Popwell was born on Jul 15, 1926 in USA. Albert Popwell's big-screen debut came with The Joe Louis Story directed by Robert Gordon in 1953, strarring Reporter (uncredited). Albert Popwell is known for Wild at Heart directed by David Lynch, Nicolas Cage stars as Sailor and Laura Dern as Lula. The upcoming new movie Albert Popwell plays is Scissors which will be released on Mar 22, 1991.

Handsome, leanly built African-American actor who notched up guest appearances in dozens of popular US TV shows, including Mannix (1967), Un shérif à New York (1970), Emergency! (1972) and Magnum (1980). However, he's better known to cult films fans for his portrayal of character "Matthew Johnson" in the successful blaxploitation films Dynamite Jones (1973) and the sequel Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975).Popwell additionally co-starred alongside screen icon Clint Eastwood in five films, starting off as "Wonderful Digby" in Un shérif à New-York (1968). The next four occasions were entries in the highly popular "Dirty Harry" films, firstly as the wounded bank robber at the receiving end of Eastwood's now legendary, "Do you feel lucky, punk?" speech in the opening minutes of L'Inspecteur Harry (1971). He was back as a sadistic pimp who murders a greedy call girl with a can of drain cleaner and is later executed by a vigilante motorcycle cop in Magnum Force (1973), and he was still on the wrong side of the law as a "Black Power" activist named "Big Ed" Mustapha in L'inspecteur ne renonce jamais (1976). For his final appearance alongside Eastwood, Popwell was on the right side of Clint for once as a fellow detective in Sudden Impact - Le retour de l'inspecteur Harry (1983).Popwell passed away on April 9, 1999, from complications arising after major surgery.

  • Birthday

    Jul 15, 1926
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA

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