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Subject: FUN FACT: Kotto turned down the role of 'Lando Calrissian' in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980), fearing that Lando would be killed in the movie, and that he would be forever typecast.

The role went to Billy Dee Williams.
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Date Posted: Saturday, March 27, 01:17:33am
In reply to: Dead at 81 's message, "Actor Yaphet Kotto" on Monday, March 15, 10:13:06pm

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FUN FACT: With the deaths actor Kotto and Michael Lonsdale (September 2020) who played Bond villain 'Hugo Drax', leaving only actors Julian Glover ('Aristotle Kristatos' in/"For Your Eyes Only"), Steven Berkoff ('General Orlov'/"Octopussy"), and Christopher Walken ('Max Zorin'/"A View to a Kill") as last surviving villains from 007 Golden age from 1962-1985! (NT)RIPSaturday, March 27, 01:39:42am

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