Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Throwback Cinema Spotlight Vol.3... Fred " The Hammer " Williamson

Fred “The Hammer” Williamson (born March 5, 1938) is an American actor, architect, and former professional football player, a star defensive back in the AFL for the Kansas City Chiefs during the 1960s.

Two of his early film roles were in well-received films of 1970, M*A*S*H and Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon. He would go on to play in his most famous role in 1973 as an African-American mafioso in "Black Caesar" and its subsequent sequel, "Hell Up in Harlem". After this he appeared as an actor in several films, most of which are considered to be of the “blaxploitation” genre.

Alongside acting, Williamson has since the middle 1970s appeared as a director and producer as well. His first film as a producer was Boss Nigger (1975), a western directed by Jack Arnold. With the second film he produced he also debuted as a director: Mean Johnny Barrows (1976) was a significant predecessor of Rambo films with its violent Vietnam vet story. He has since directed over 20 features.

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