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Geoffrey Bond Lewis
July 31, 1935
Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||April 7, 2015 79) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Paula Hochhalter (1991–2015; his death)|
Tracy Darroll (1977–1984; divorced)
Glenis Batley (1973–1975; divorced)
|Children||Juliette Lewis, Lightfield Lewis, Peter Lewis, Brandy Lewis, Deirdre Lewis, Miles Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Hannah Lewis, Dick Murray, Emily Colombier (Step daughter)|
Geoffrey Bond Lewis (July 31, 1935 – April 7, 2015) was an American character actor.Lewis was known for his film roles alongside Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood. He typically played villains. He also played a bodyguard in Double Impact .
A character actor is a supporting actor who plays unusual, interesting, or eccentric characters. The term, often contrasted with that of leading actor, is somewhat abstract and open to interpretation. In a literal sense, all actors can be considered character actors since they all play "characters", but in the usual sense it is an actor who plays a distinctive and important supporting role.
Charles Robert Redford Jr. is a retired American actor, director, producer, and businessman. He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and politician. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.
Lewis was born July 31, 1935, in Plainfield, New Jersey, but spent much of his youth in Wrightwood, California. He took acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City and performed off-Broadway and at regional theaters in Massachusetts.He tried breaking into Hollywood in the 1960s.
Plainfield is a city in Union County, New Jersey, United States, known by its nickname as "The Queen City." As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population increased to 49,808, its highest ever recorded population in any decennial census, with the population having increased by 1,979 (+4.1%) from the 47,829 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,262 (+2.7%) from the 46,567 counted in the 1990 Census.
Wrightwood is a census-designated place in San Bernardino County, California. It sits at an elevation of 5,935 feet (1,809 m). The population was 4,525 at the 2010 census, up from the population of 3,837 at the 2000 census. Wrightwood is located 77 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Lewis appeared in TV series such as Bonanza , Gunsmoke , Mission: Impossible , Mork & Mindy , Lou Grant , Mama's Family , Magnum, P.I. , The A-Team , Murder, She Wrote , The X-Files , Highway to Heaven and Law & Order: Criminal Intent . In 1979, he appeared in Salem's Lot . He also played opposite Polly Holliday in the Alice spin-off Flo (1980–81)for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. His film credits include such movies as Down in the Valley , The Butcher , Maverick , and When Every Day Was the Fourth of July . In the '95-'96, 22-episode run of series Land's End (TV series), he co-starred with Fred Dryer.
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television, and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family that live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon and later featured Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel, and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.
Mission: Impossible is an American television series, created and initially produced by Bruce Geller, chronicling the exploits of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). In the first season the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. Each episode opens with a fast-paced montage that unfolds as the series' theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin plays, after which in a prologue Briggs or Phelps receives his instructions from a voice delivered on a recording which then self-destructs.
Lewis worked frequently with actor-director Clint Eastwood in several films including Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil , Pink Cadillac , Any Which Way You Can , Bronco Billy , Every Which Way But Loose , Thunderbolt and Lightfoot , and High Plains Drifter .
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a 1997 American crime drama film based on John Berendt's 1994 novel of the same name, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack. It follows the story of an antiques dealer on trial for the murder of a male prostitute.
Pink Cadillac is a 1989 American action comedy film about a bounty hunter and a group of white supremacists chasing after an innocent woman who tries to outrun everyone in her husband's prized pink Cadillac. The film stars Clint Eastwood and Bernadette Peters and also has small cameo appearances by Jim Carrey and Bryan Adams.
Any Which Way You Can is a 1980 American action comedy film, starring Clint Eastwood, with Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith, and Ruth Gordon in supporting roles. It was directed by Buddy Van Horn. The film is the sequel to the 1978 hit comedy Every Which Way but Loose.
In the 1980s, Lewis was also a member of musical storytelling group Celestial Navigations with musician and songwriter Geoff Levin.
Celestial Navigations was an American music and story-telling group with members Geoffrey Lewis, Geoff Levin, David Campbell, Eric Zimmerman, Betty Ross, and Chris Many. Their performances consisted of Lewis telling a story along with electronic music to enhance the story. Lewis received a Drama-Logue Award for his performances.
Lewis was married four times and had 10 children.
On April 7, 2015, Lewis died of a heart attack at age 79 in his Woodland Hills residence.
|1963||The Fat Black Pussycat||Man in Park||Uncredited|
|1971||The Todd Killings||Mr. Carpenter's son||Uncredited|
|1971||Welcome Home, Soldier Boys||Francis Rapture, Motel Owner|
|1972||The Culpepper Cattle Co.||Russ|
|1972||Moon of the Wolf||Lawrence Burrifors|
|1973||High Plains Drifter||Stacey Bridges|
|1973||My Name is Nobody||Leader of the Wild Bunch|
|1974||Thunderbolt and Lightfoot||Eddie Goody|
|1974||Macon County Line||Hamp|
|1975||The Great Waldo Pepper||Newt|
|1975||The Wind and the Lion||Samuel Gummere|
|1975||Lucky Lady||Capt. Mosely|
|1976||The Return of a Man Called Horse||Zenas|
|1977||Hawaii Five-O||"Deep Cover"||Commander Nolan|
|1978||Shoot the Sun Down||Scalphunter|
|1978||Silver Saddle||2 Strike Snake|
|1978||Every Which Way But Loose||Orville Boggs|
|1979||Human Experiments||Doctor Hans R. Kline|
|1979||The Jericho Mile||Dr. Bill Janowski|
|1979||Salem's Lot||Mike Ryerson|
|1980||Tom Horn||Walter Stoll|
|1980||Bronco Billy||John Arlington|
|1980||Heaven's Gate||Trapper Fred|
|1980||Any Which Way You Can||Orville Boggs|
|1982||I, the Jury||Joe Butler|
|1982||The Shadow Riders||Major Cooper Ashbury|
|1983||10 to Midnight||Dave Dante|
|1983||Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Janus|
|1984||Night of the Comet||Carter|
|1985||Lust in the Dust||Hard Case Williams|
|1986||Annihilator||Prof. Alan Jeffries|
|1987||The Golden Girls||Chuck||1 episode|
|1988||Time Out||Mr. Steve Smith|
|1988||Out of the Dark||Dennis|
|1989||Fletch Lives||KKK Leader|
|1989||Pink Cadillac||Ricky Z|
|1989||Catch Me If You Can||Mr. Johnson|
|1989||Tango & Cash||Captain Schroeder||Uncredited|
|1991||Double Impact||Frank Avery|
|1992||The Lawnmower Man||Terry McKeen|
|1992||Wishman||Hitchcock the Genie|
|1993||Point of No Return||Drugstore Owner|
|1993||Joshua Tree||Sheriff Cepeda|
|1993||The Man Without a Face||Chief Wayne Stark|
|1993||Only the Strong||Kerrigan|
|1994||White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf||Heath|
|1994||National Lampoon's Last Resort||Rex Carver|
|1994||Maverick||Matthew Wicker / Eugene, Banker|
|1994||The Dragon Gate||Shin'ichi|
|1996||An Occasional @#!*%||Draper Jewett|
|1997||Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil||Luther Driggers|
|2000||The Prophet's Game||Guest #1|
|2000||The Way of the Gun||Abner Mercer|
|2002||A Light in the Darkness||Stanley Melnick|
|2002||The New Guy||Principal Zaylor|
|2003||Mind Games||Melvin Reeves|
|2003||A Painted House||Mr. Spruill|
|2004||Blueberry||Greg Sullivan||(released in USA on DVD as Renegade)|
|2005||Social Guidance||Lucky Marshall|
|2005||Down in the Valley||Sheridan|
|2005||The Devil's Rejects||Roy Sullivan|
|2006||Wicked Little Things||Harold|
|2007||Cold Ones||Felton Jones|
|2007||Moving McAllister||Crazy Old Martin||Uncredited|
|2008||I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell||Lewis|
|2008||Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage||Butch|
|2010||Pickin' & Grinnin'||Cletus|
|2010||Miss Nobody||Mr. Ketchum|
|2012||Mommy's Little Monster||Stanley Melnick|
|2017||High and Outside||Len Harding||(final film role)|
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983.
Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action thriller film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the Dirty Harry series. Clint Eastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan. The film drew upon the real life case of the Zodiac Killer as the Callahan character seeks out a similar vicious psychopath.
Sandra Louise Anderson, professionally known as Sondra Locke, was an American actress and director. She made her film debut in 1968 in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Locke went on to star in such films as Willard, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can and Sudden Impact. On each film, she had worked with Clint Eastwood, who was her companion for 13 years. Locke's autobiography, The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly – A Hollywood Journey, was published in 1997.
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Two Mules for Sister Sara is a 1970 American-Mexican western film directed by Don Siegel and starring Shirley MacLaine set during the French intervention in Mexico (1861-1867). The film was to have been the first in a five-year exclusive association between Universal Pictures and Sanen Productions of Mexico. The film marked the second of five collaborations between Siegel and Eastwood, following Coogan's Bluff (1968). The collaboration continued with The Beguiled and Dirty Harry and finally Escape from Alcatraz (1979).
Clint Eastwood is an American film actor, director, producer, and composer. After beginning his acting career exclusively with small uncredited film roles and television appearances, his career has spanned more than 50 years. Eastwood has acted in several television series, most notably Rawhide. His role in the eight-season series led to his leading roles in A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Eastwood has appeared in over 50 films and has starred in 42 films, including Hang 'Em High, Play Misty for Me, Dirty Harry, Escape from Alcatraz, Tightrope, The Bridges of Madison County, and Gran Torino. Eastwood started directing in 1971, and in 1982, his debut as a producer began with two films, Firefox and Honkytonk Man. Eastwood also has contributed music to his films, either through performing or composing. He has starred in western, action, comedy, and drama films.
Bronco Billy is a 1980 American film starring Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke. It was directed by Eastwood and written by Dennis Hackin.
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