Brion James

1945 - 1999

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Brion Howard James (February 20, 1945 – August 7, 1999) was an American character actor. He portrayed Leon Kowalski in Blade Runner and appeared in Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Another 48 Hrs., Silverado, Tango & Cash, Red Heat, The Player, and The Fifth Element. James was frequently cast as an antagonist, appearing more frequently in lower-budget horror and action films and TV shows throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brion James has received more than 1,472,333 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Brion James is the 1,363rd most popular actor (up from 1,566th in 2019), the 2,387th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,775th in 2019) and the 660th most popular Actor.

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  • 23

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  • 4.71

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  • 2.77

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Among actors, Brion James ranks 1,363 out of 9,996Before him are Otto Sander, Mira Furlan, Fredric March, Dita Parlo, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, and Kinuyo Tanaka. After him are Walter Gotell, Frances de la Tour, Maria Bello, Christine Kaufmann, Lionel Barrymore, and Akim Tamiroff.

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Among people born in 1945, Brion James ranks 134Before him are Billy Drago, Wolfgang Schüssel, John Garang, David Purley, Bruce Spence, and Wilfried Van Moer. After him are Christine Kaufmann, Francesca Annis, Khaleda Zia, Robert Wyatt, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, and Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza. Among people deceased in 1999, Brion James ranks 74Before him are Lajos Tichy, Paul Bowles, Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, Sebastian Haffner, Ilmari Juutilainen, and Igor Netto. After him are Phaedon Gizikis, Shankar Dayal Sharma, Leon Štukelj, Yuri Knorozov, Kazuo Sakamaki, and Maurice Couve de Murville.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brion James ranks 2,387 out of 18,182Before him are Henry Murray (1893), Nick Holonyak (1928), Thomas Gordon (1918), Henry H. Arnold (1886), Fredric March (1897), and Joe Perry (1950). After him are Herman J. Mankiewicz (1897), Frederik Pohl (1919), Randy Newman (1943), Ric Flair (1949), Maria Bello (1967), and Donna Karan (1948).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Brion James ranks 660Before him are Stephen Baldwin (1966), Roscoe Arbuckle (1887), Sam Rockwell (1968), Dick Sargent (1930), Casey Affleck (1975), and Fredric March (1897). After him are Maria Bello (1967), Lionel Barrymore (1878), Stanley Kamel (1943), Barbara Hershey (1948), Lindsay Wagner (1949), and Steve Guttenberg (1958).

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