The world of film has lost yet another iconic actor this year.
Richard Kiel, who is most famous for playing the role of steel-toothed villain Jaws in the James Bond series, has passed away age 74, following ill health and frailty for nearly two decades following a serious car accident in the early 1990s.
He is not remembered solely for his metal smile, but also for his tall stature of over 7ft.
Despite his height, those who worked with him dubbed him as “the gentle giant.”
He starred in two of the Roger Moore fronted Bond films, The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977 and Moonraker in 1979.
During his performance in The Spy Who Loved Me, the producers of the film liked Kiel so much that they altered the screenplay just so that he could be written into Moonraker two years later.
Moonraker ultimately saw Jaws defect from the bad side and turn good, helping Bond escape from an orbiting space shuttle.
On playing a villain, Kiel has said “It is always more fun to play a bad guy than to be yourself as you can create a character unlike your own and be someone you are not for a change.”