Clifton James

Clifton James


Clifton James was born on May 29, 1920 in USA. Clifton James's big-screen debut came with The Strange One directed by Jack Garfein in 1957, strarring Colonel Ramey. Clifton James is known for Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut directed by Richard Donner, Gene Hackman stars as Lex Luthor and Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent. The upcoming new movie Clifton James plays is Raising Flagg which will be released on Apr 25, 2008.

Blustery, stocky, loud although often genial character actor who has created a niche for himself playing often frustrated and fast talking Southern characters... most noticeably as Sheriff J.W. Pepper alongside Roger Moore in the James Bond adventures Vivre et laisser mourir (1973) and L'homme au pistolet d'or (1974).He may have perfected a Southern drawl, however Clifton James was actually born on May 29, 1921 in Spokane, Washington. A graduate of the Actors Studio, he regularly appeared in guest roles on television series, including Gunsmoke (1955), Bonanza (1959) and Le Virginien (1962). He was also busy in the cinema with minor roles in classy productions, such as Luke la main froide (1967), Will Penny, le solitaire (1967) and Les flics ne dorment pas la nuit (1972). After his 007 escapades, James remained busy putting in a great dramatic performance in The Deadly Tower (1975), played another loud-mouthed Sheriff in the action comedy Transamerica Express (1976) and was superb as team owner Charles Comiskey in the dramatization of the 1919 Chicago White Sox scandal, Les coulisses de l'exploit (1988).His other roles include that of a wealthy Montana baron whose cattle are being rustled in Rancho Deluxe (1975), and as the source who tips off a newspaper reporter (Bruce Willis) to a potentially explosive story in Le bûcher des vanités (1990). He had been quieter in his later years, but showed he could still contribute an enjoyable performance in the wonderful John Sayles movie Sunshine State (2002). James died at age 96 from complications of diabetes at his home in Gladstone, Oregon on April 15, 2017.

  • Birthday

    May 29, 1920
  • Place of Birth

    Spokane, Washington, USA

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