Friday, October 07, 2011

R.I.P Charles Napier

Charles Napier appeared in numerous films and tv shows, from his favourite role as a judge in Philadelphia (Tom Hanks), to frontman for the country band the Good Ole Boys in The Blues Brothers, Rambo, Silence of the Lambs, Rockford Files, Star Trek, Curb Your Enthusiasm and others (see the clip below). Napier was 75.

NPR noted that "He also made several films for schlock director Russ Meyer, including "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," "Supervixens" and "Cherry, Harry and Raquel." He said the latter provided him his most embarrassing Hollywood moment, when Meyer had him run toward the cameras wearing nothing but a hat and boots." If you've ever seen any of Meyer's films, they are downright hilarous sex romps. Napier's character generally are tough, mean bastards, who get plenty of sex. See the trailer for Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry and Raquel (NSFW, contains nudity). Napier plays a cop fighting marijuana drug runners across the Mexican border. Nuts.

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