Friday, March 30, 2012

Julius Harris

Julius Harris didn't start acting until the age of forty, but made up for his late start by appearing in memorable supporting roles in film and television for over thirty years. One might not recognize his name, but his face is familiar to many.

From the cult classics, Black Caesar and Super Fly  to critical favorites, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and Looking for Mister Goodbar, Julius Harris made wonderful contributions to many well known films.

He's probably most known as Tee Hee Johnson, the one-armed villain in the James Bond film, Live and Let Die, or as Idi Amin in the television movie Victory at Entebbe, but his work is just as strong in everything he did. And you can trace this back to his very first movie, 1964's, Nothing But A Man, a film whose beauty and power are still relevant today.

Julius Harris had a great career and it's always fun to view his work. He should be more well-known, but it just wasn't in the cards. At least his work is still around for people to admire and enjoy.

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