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Brion James is a Actor and Associate Producer American born on 20 february 1945 at Redlands (USA)

Brion James

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Birth name Brion Howard James
Nationality USA
Birth 20 february 1945 at Redlands (USA)
Death 7 august 1999 (at 54 years) at Malibu (USA)

Brion Howard James (February 20, 1945 – August 7, 1999) was an American character actor. Known for playing the character of Leon Kowalski in the movie Blade Runner, James portrayed a variety of colorful roles in well-known films such as Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Another 48 Hrs., Tango & Cash, Red Heat, The Player and The Fifth Element.

James' commanding screen presence and formidable physique at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall usually resulted in his casting as a heavy, appearing more frequently in lower budget horror and action films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. James appeared in more than 100 films before he died of a heart attack aged 54.

Best films

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

Usually with

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brion James (70 films)

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Ties That Bind, 1h29
Directed by Terry Ingram
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Nicole de Boer, Brian Krause, Sonya Salomaa, Brion James, Françoise Robertson, Dean Marshall
Rating48% 2.423542.423542.423542.423542.42354
Mariés depuis peu, Megan et Dave partagent une grande et belle demeure, équipée de tout le confort. Mais des difficultés financières viennent contrarier leur bonheur. Refusant de diminuer leur train de vie, ils décident de louer une partie de leur vaste demeure. Leur petite annonce suscite l'enthousiasme et bientôt, leur choix se porte sur une certaine Courtney Allison, une belle jeune femme dynamique et épanouie. Mais Dave, souvent absent du fait de son métier de chirurgien, constate que la locataire joue un double jeu. En effet, il estime que Courtney est un peu trop proche de Megan. Le climat se tend, et le jeune couple décide de l'expulser. Mais la loi est du côté de Courtney.
Farewell, My Love
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Phillip Rhys, Robert Culp, Adam Baldwin, Ed Lauter, Brion James
Roles Renault
Rating46% 2.342112.342112.342112.342112.34211
Brigit, jeune fille, a vu sa famille se faire tuer par les Karpov, une famille de criminels russes. Elle serait morte elle aussi si son voisin n'était pas venu chez elle pour la sauver. Des années plus tard, elle projette d'éliminer tous les Karpov, et elle y parvient.
The King Is Alive, 1h49
Origin Danemark
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Théâtre, Le désert
Actors Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder, Bruce Davison, Brion James
Roles Ashley
Rating62% 3.14753.14753.14753.14753.1475
A group of tourists are stranded in the Namibian desert when their bus loses its way and runs out of fuel. Canned carrots and dew keep the tourists alive, but they are helplessly entrapped, completely cut off from the rest of the world. As courage and moral fibre weaken and relationships grow shaky, Henry, a theatrical manager, persuades the group to put on Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear. As the tourists work their way through Henry's hand-written scripts for an audience of only the sand dunes and one distant, indigenous watcher, real life increasingly begins to resemble the play.
Dirt Merchant, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Danny Masterson, Julie Benz, Jenna Jameson, David DeLuise, David Faustino, Anthony Michael Hall
Roles Detective Harry Ball
Rating41% 2.087372.087372.087372.087372.08737
Dirt Merchant (Masterson) is a young man who struggles finding a job after getting fired from the mailroom at a record company where he dreamed of becoming assistant director. Eventually he becomes a summons server but gets in trouble when a rock star overdoses and he is framed for murdering him. He has to solve the case and deal with his feelings for his ex-girlfriend Angie (Benz) while also dealing with the rock star's porn star girlfriend (Jameson).
Brown's Requiem, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Michael Rooker, Selma Blair, Will Sasso, Harold Gould, Brion James, Jack Conley
Roles Cathcart
Rating57% 2.8507752.8507752.8507752.8507752.850775
Fritz Brown is a disgraced former LAPD officer now working as a private investigator and part-time repo man. Fritz is hired by an obese caddy named Fat Dog, supposedly to keep tabs on Fat Dog's sister, Jane. In the course of his investigation, Fritz learns that Jane is indeed living with an elderly millionaire named Solly, and that their relationship is odd at best. Fritz follows Solly and witnesses a transaction between Solly and Cathcart, the Internal Affairs Chief who disgraced Fritz and had him expelled from the police force. Fritz soon finds himself thrown into a complicated plot involving crooks, hit men, corrupt police and murder.
Joseph's Gift
Directed by Philippe Mora
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Freddy Rodríguez, Brion James, Robert Townsend, John Saxon, Pamela Bellwood, Martin Kove
Roles Frank Childress
Rating67% 3.370653.370653.370653.370653.37065
The Keller family are the owners of a successful garment business based in Los Angeles, California. The story mainly revolves around Jacob Keller's (John Saxon) youngest son Joseph (Freddy Rodriguez). Because Jacob treats Joseph as if he is his favorite son, Joseph's brothers Ashton, Simon, and Robert plot to eliminate Joseph. They accomplish this by going on a business trip with Joseph, only to have him kidnapped and taken to a sweat shop run by sadist Frank Childress (Brion James).
In God's Hands, 1h36
Directed by Zalman King
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Surfing films
Actors Brion James, Bret Michaels, Tom Stern
Roles Capitaine
Rating54% 2.703432.703432.703432.703432.70343
Trois amis partent à l'aventure sillonnant la planète pour dénicher les meilleurs spot pour surfer ; au cours de leur périple , ils rencontrent différentes personnes
The Fifth Element, 2h6
Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Space adventure films, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Ian Holm, Charlie Creed-Miles
Roles General Munro
Rating75% 3.7994253.7994253.7994253.7994253.799425
In 1914, aliens known as Mondoshawans arrive at an ancient Egyptian temple to collect, for safekeeping, the only weapon capable of defeating a great evil that appears every 5,000 years. The weapon consists of four stones, representing the four classical elements, and a sarcophagus containing a fifth element in the form of a human, which combines the power of the other four elements into a divine light capable of defeating the evil. The Mondoshawans promise their human contact, a priest from a secret order, that they will come back with the element stones in time to stop the great evil when it returns.
Assault on Dome 4, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Bruce Campbell, Jocelyn Seagrave, Joseph Culp, Joseph Culp, Brion James, Ray Baker
Roles Chairman
Rating44% 2.2198252.2198252.2198252.2198252.219825
Intergalactic extremist Alex Windham (Bruce Campbell) has seized control of Dome 4, a scientific outpost on another planet, after escaping from a penal colony on Mars. Windham is forcing the staff of Dome 4 to construct new weapons that he can use to destroy his enemies, but he doesn't know that one of his captives is the wife of interstellar lawman Chase Moran (Joseph Culp) — and Moran will allow no harm to come to his wife.
Snide and Prejudice, 1h59
Directed by Philippe Mora
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Angus Macfadyen, René Auberjonois, Sam Bottoms, Jeffrey Combs, Claudia Christian, Mena Suvari
Roles Hermann Goering
Rating65% 3.279153.279153.279153.279153.27915
At a mental institution, the resident physician, Dr Cohen, encourages his patients who believe they are important Nazi figures to act out their fantasies. The therapy sessions show Hitler consolidating his power by assembling his gang of supporters; however, they are interrupted at times, once because Davidson's uniform is at the dry cleaners, and another time because a patient who believes he is Picasso interrupts a session.
Evil Obsession, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Corey Feldman, Mark Derwin, Brion James, Una Damon, Sy Richardson
Roles Stavinski
Rating39% 1.9755451.9755451.9755451.9755451.975545
Homer Douglas (Corey Feldman)) is obsessed with famous model Margo Johnson (Kimberly Stevens) to the point of having decorated his room with her pictures and sent her strange letters. He breaks into her home and watches her undress while hiding under her bed.