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Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams young

Birth Date

April 6, 1937

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Aries

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Height

6 ft 0 in | 183 cm

Billy Dee Williams young photos

Weight

77 kg | 170 lbs

Shoe size

Not available

Billy Dee Williams young Mini Bio best movies

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Billy Dee Williams was born in New York City, New York, U.S. on April 6, 1937, is an American actor. Young Billy Dee Williams began his acting career on the New York stage. He made his Broadway debut in musical The Firebrand of Florence in 1945. He made his big screen debut in drama movie The Last Angry Man (1959) in role as Josh Quincy. Billy's breakthrough role came as Gale Sayers in television film Brian's Song (1971) opposite James Caan.

Best films

He portrayed Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars films trilogy: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).

He played Harvey Dent in superhero film Batman (1989) directed by Tim Burton.

Lady Sings the Blues (1972) biographical drama with Diana Ross and Richard Pryor

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) sport comedy opposite James Earl Jones and Richard Pryor

The Ladies Man (2000) comedy with Will Ferrell

Mahogany (1975) romantic drama with Diana Ross and Anthony Perkins

Fear City (1984) action thriller with Melanie Griffith and Tom Berenger

Hit! (1973) action opposite Richard Pryor and Gwen Welles

Constellation (2005) drama with Gabrielle Union and Zoe Saldana

Nighthawks (1981) crime thriller with Sylvester Stallone and Rutger Hauer

Trivia

Billy recorded jazz album Let's Misbehave (1961), on which he sang.

Was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1521 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on March 27, 1985.

He has been married three times, has two children.

Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1984.

Quotes

There's always been a lot of misunderstanding about Lando's character. I used to pick up my daughter from elementary school and get into arguments with little children who would accuse me of betraying Han Solo.

I tell my son Corey that the greatest teacher is the teacher who says, "Don't follow me, follow yourself. Because within you there is that kingdom, that life that force".

Failure's not a bad thing. It builds character. It makes you stronger.

Originally I planned on starting a teapot collection. I really like them.

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