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Yaphet Kotto

Yaphet Kotto [5]


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Born:November 15, 1939 (78)
Filmography Rating:7.24 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.36 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.43 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:81.24%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Thomas Crown Affair [1968](29) => Carl
Live and Let Die [1973](34) => Mr. Big / Kananga
Alien [1979](40) => Parker
Alien: Director's Cut [1979](40) => Parker
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare [1991](52) => Doc

Trivia that mentions this person:
Alien: Collector's Edition [1979]
  • A scene originally cut, but re-inserted for the Director's Cut shows Lambert slapping Ripley in retaliation for Ripley's refusal to let her, Dallas, and Kane back on the ship. According to both Ridley Scott and Veronica Cartwright, every time she went to slap Sigourney Weaver, Sigourney would shy away. After about three or four takes of this, Scott finally told Cartwright "Not to hold back. Really hit her." Thus the very real shocked reactions of Weaver, Yaphet Kotto, and Harry Dean Stanton.
    Live and Let Die [1973]
  • At 33, Yaphet Kotto (Mr Big) is the youngest actor to play a main Bond villain.
  • According to Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto was difficult to work with but Kotto denies this. Kotto maintains that though he may have been quiet, he was courteous to everyone on the film.
  • According to Yaphet Kotto, he was not allowed to to do any press for the film nor was he allowed to attend the premiere. Kotto states that the producers told him that they were afraid of the public's reaction to the villain being black.