Brion James - Quotes

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I play out negative fantasies for people. I'm the guy people love to hate. And they always remember the bad guy.

I play out negative fantasies for people. I'm the guy people love to hate. And they always remember the bad guy.

Since very early in my career, I have always did my own stunt fighting. ---->>>

I never play a villain that I don't have something I can either do or say so the audience sees there is something redeemable about them. In other words, I don't want to do evil for evil's sake. I don't want to do Jason slasher movies. There's no point in that.

I never play a villain that I don't have something I can either do or say so the audience sees there is something redeemable about them. In other words, I don't want to do evil for evil's sake. I don't want to do Jason slasher movies. There's no point in that.

I'm a parrot. I can pick up an accent and just do it. ---->>>

I did 125 films, and over 100 television shows, and you've never seen the same character twice. ---->>>

My dad had a movie theater so I was there every night. ---->>>

My whole deal when I do accents or dialects is I gotta fool the locals. If I fool the locals then I've done my job. ---->>>

The interesting part of the process is developing the character, you know, why did he become that? Why is the guy a murderer, or why is this guy a pervert, or whatever he is. So that's the fun part for me to delve into the abyss. ---->>>

Blade Runner helped make my career. Everybody was in it. Who knew? ---->>>

I could talk about Blade Runner forever. ---->>>

I still do television. I don't care. I just want to work. I love to work. I want to do 500 movies. ---->>>

I was a different kind of kid, oversensitive and all that. ---->>>

I'm a character actor, so I don't take the hit if the movie's bad, the lead does. So, I don't want to be the lead. He takes the hit, I don't. ---->>>

I've never considered myself a leading man, don't look like one, don't want to be one. ---->>>

The best thing about Sci-Fi, which is my favorite genre, is that there are no rules for behavior. So you can do anything you want. ---->>>

Work begets work.

Work begets work.

You know, stand-up comedy is where I pretty much started out. ---->>>

In the '70s, everybody was doing drugs, so long as you showed up and did your work, they'd use you until you died. ---->>>

Larry Kasdan is a great director.

Larry Kasdan is a great director.

Producing is nothing more than bringing all the elements together, connecting people. ---->>>

The bad guys are the best parts.

The bad guys are the best parts.

You never know what show is going to change your life. ---->>>

I couldn't say no to jobs and I couldn't say no to drugs. I'd get high from a movie, I'd be somebody else because I didn't particularly like me, so long as I had a script in my hand, I was okay. As soon as the movie was over, I didn't know what to do. ---->>>

I prayed to God for help and I put myself in a recovery house called Studio 12. It was for people in the business and you didn't have to have any money to go, which was good because I was broke. ---->>>

I'm big and a lot of the stars are smaller so if you're big and mean looking, you play bad guys. After Blade Runner, I was the meanest guy in Hollywood. ---->>>

Westerns was why I got into the business. I grew up on a small farm in California and all I ever wanted to do was to play gangsters and cowboys in movies. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-20, 1945
Birthplace: Redlands, California, United States
Die: 08-07, 1999
Occupation: Actor
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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 (wikipedia)