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Richard Kiel

1939 - 2014

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Richard Dawson Kiel (September 13, 1939 – September 10, 2014) was an American actor. Standing 7 ft 2 in (218 cm) tall, he was known for portraying Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). Kiel's next-most-recognized role is the tough but eloquent Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Kiel has received more than 5,086,093 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Richard Kiel is the 281st most popular actor (down from 210th in 2019), the 515th most popular biography from United States (down from 407th in 2019) and the 140th most popular American Actor.

Richard Kiel is most famous for his role as Jaws in the James Bond film series.

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  • 66.28

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  • 59

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  • 5.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Richard Kiel ranks 281 out of 9,996Before him are David Niven, Mads Mikkelsen, Robert Mitchum, Leonard Nimoy, Romina Power, and John Malkovich. After him are Sophie Marceau, Peter Fonda, Betty White, Ian Holm, Michel Piccoli, and Ornella Muti.

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Among people born in 1939, Richard Kiel ranks 20Before him are Giovanni Falcone, Reuven Rivlin, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Jackie Stewart, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, and Karel Gott. After him are Ada Yonath, Ralph Lauren, F. Murray Abraham, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Sonny Chiba, and Clay Regazzoni. Among people deceased in 2014, Richard Kiel ranks 22Before him are Harold Ramis, Richard Attenborough, Alexander Grothendieck, Paco de Lucía, Lauren Bacall, and Nadine Gordimer. After him are Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Gary Becker, Alain Resnais, Virna Lisi, Louis Zamperini, and H. R. Giger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Kiel ranks 515 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Mitchum (1917), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Romina Power (1951), John Malkovich (1953), Allen Ginsberg (1926), and Kary Mullis (1944). After him are George R. R. Martin (1948), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Peter Fonda (1940), Betty White (1922), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), and Irving Langmuir (1881).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Richard Kiel ranks 140Before him are Liza Minnelli (1946), Richard Widmark (1914), Robert Mitchum (1917), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Romina Power (1951), and John Malkovich (1953). After him are Peter Fonda (1940), Betty White (1922), George Peppard (1928), James Coburn (1928), Bradley Cooper (1975), and F. Murray Abraham (1939).

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