Saturday, August 31, 2013

James Coburn would've been 85 yrs old today!

Source pic: A Certain Cinema

Today, please remember James Coburn. He gave us memories of the ultra-cool "Britt" (The Magnificent Seven), or The President's Analyst, or Speed in Charles Bronson's Hard Times or John H. Mallory in Sergio Leone's Duck, You Sucker! (aka A Fistful of Dynamite). You of course remember the James Bond spoofs where he played suave Derek Flint, right?

But for Bruce Lee fans, we know him as a student of Bruce Lee's. With his consent, his training footage of his private lessons with Bruce made its way to the video Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. He, along with Steve McQueen, was one of the pall bearers for Bruce.

Mike Stone, James Coburn, Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee

He would've been 85 years old today!

James Coburn winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998's Affliction

Tribute video

As Britt in the Magnificent Seven - his switchblade vs the cowpoke's six-shooter

He is missed! Happy 85th Birthday James Coburn!

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