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The Richard Kiel CBn Interview


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#31 Donovan

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 04:39 AM

That was indeed a very good interview. I believe the best one I've read on this site. You asked all the questions that most Bond fans wanted to know answers to (and a few I wouldn't have thought to ask).

Have you written other interviews I am not (yet) aware of?

p.s. Ten years ago I was in LA for the Bond convention. There was a screening of "Goldfinger" in the AMPAS theater. A friend of mine sat behind Richard Kiel (which my friend admitted was the worst seat in the house). Anyway, a day or so later there was a huge throng of press photographers going crazy setting up this shot of George Lazenby standing in one the "Goldfinger" DB5s (through the ejector seat roof). On one side is Richard Kiel pulling him one way and on the other side is Gloria Hendry, Martine Beswick, and I believe Lynn Holly Johnson pulling George the other way...a sort of tug of war. Anyone ever see this picture?

p.s.2 remind me not to use the washroom at chimera01's place.

Edited by Donovan, 14 May 2004 - 04:48 AM.


#32 Athena007

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 04:42 AM

Thank you VERY much Donovan! I'm flattered. I don't have any other interviews up yet... but I'm working on it *crosses fingers* :)

Wow... what an interesting picture that would be... I've NEVER see it. Anyone know of this picture? I'm sure there are plenty of people who would love to see it.

oh and btw, if I may give you a piece of advice.... stay away from chimera01's bathroom :)

#33 Athena007

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Posted 15 May 2004 - 12:22 AM

Jaws is in your bathroom looking... watching... waiting... to chomp something!

#34 Athena007

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Posted 15 May 2004 - 08:41 PM

Well I'll get a Bondgirl's autograph the next time, but then I'll be afraid the man will take too long.
I'd love an autograph of Carole Bouquet.

:) ...LOL!!!

But back on topic, it is still a great interview with a very nice man who truly likes his fans. :)

Yes, so true... Kiel is very fan friendly despite his pair of Teeth in the Bond Films. :)

#35 Taro Todoroki

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 01:06 AM

I had the pleasure of meeting Richard in Atlanta in 1993. He was at an auto show that had several Bond items and cars on display. I was thrilled to get an autographed picture of him as Jaws. I held my son in line to see him, who at the time was only 4 years old and already a Bond fan. I made the remark to him that he was his biggest fan. :)

#36 Nicolas Suszczyk

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 04:35 PM

Well, I imagine it would be a dream come true to meet such a Bond star as Richard Kiel... Jaws himself. He's my favourite Henchman... I remember seeing TSWLM and MR wen I was 9 and I liked to see Jaws.

I only saw Simon Lebon and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran (They signed my AVTAK Soundtrack LP and Cassete) when they came to Buenos Aires on December 2005, and I tried to meet Maria Grazia Cuccinotta when she came in August 15th (one day before my birthday), to visit the programme of Diego Maradona, The night of the 10, but after the show she went back to Italy.

Nice interview.

#37 DaveBond21

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 12:38 AM

Just read the interview for the first time, myself. It is really good, he seems like a nice guy, and also confirms that Roger Moore has always been a nice guy too.

#38 buckingham

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 12:58 PM

Mr Kiel kindly agreed to sign one of our covers too for January's stamp release!!!

http://www.buckingha...;affilate=forum

#39 DaveBond21

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 01:06 AM

Mr Kiel kindly agreed to sign one of our covers too for January's stamp release!!!

http://www.buckingha...;affilate=forum


That is cool.... :D

#40 kyleargyle

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:42 PM

Seems like a really swell guy!

#41 Athena007

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:46 AM

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#42 DAN LIGHTER

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:09 PM

Richard is a great guy. Great interview! I think his hand is as big as me.

#43 danielcraigisjamesbond007

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:12 PM

Nice interview, Athena.
Thanks RK for saying that we're not geeks! I certainly don't think we are. :(

#44 007luvchild2

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 11:50 AM

I love Richard Kiel as Jaws in TSWLM and Moonraker (Yes I know, I know-but he had good moments in that film) He is a great comedic actor, for example Happy Gilmore. Definitely on the list of the most memorable Bond henchmen.

#45 Righty007

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 05:31 PM

Albert R. Broccoli Centenary: A Tribute by Richard Kiel

#46 elizabeth

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:18 PM

I think his hand is as big as me.

yeah. his hand is huge! he kinda looks like a girl.

#47 solace

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:18 PM

I recently had the pleasure of making acquaintance with the talented Richard Kiel (aka: JAWS) and his wife, Diane. Mr. Kiel graciously agreed to sit down with CBn and tell us about all about his life and his deadly encounters with Bond, James Bond.

To Read the Interview on CBn's Main Page...
CLICK HERE---> The Richard Kiel CBn Interview

Great interview. Loving your work milady.

#48 JamesPup

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:36 AM

I just heard that Richard Kiel died. Very sad news as he was my favorite henchman.



#49 DaveBond21

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 02:39 AM

Yes just heard this too. Sad news.



#50 Golddragon71

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 03:56 AM

Just found out a few minutes ago. sad to hear. I got to meet Mr. Kiel about ten years ago at a comic book Convention in Philadelphia

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#51 clinkeroo

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 05:28 AM

A fellow Detroiter, and a very gentle and kind man.

 

God bless you, Sir.



#52 Guy Haines

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 05:39 AM

Very sad news to wake up to this morning A seemingly indestructible threat to Bond on screen, but by all accounts a "gentle" gentlemanly giant in real life. RIP.



#53 Dustin

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:16 AM

What sad, sad news to wake up to. R.I.P.



#54 thecasinoroyale

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 07:02 AM

Feeling very empty after waking to this, another huge loss to the James Bond family, and with such an iconic role in just two films, he will forever be with us.

 

A great actor and a passionate man. A very fitting and enjoyable interview.



#55 sharpshooter

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 07:18 AM

Feels like he's been taken from us too soon.

 

RIP, Richard. A Bond icon.



#56 SAWfinger

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:46 PM

Very sad news, and what a lovely man. There's interesting obits of Richard at the MI6hq website and also at the JBIFC site (www.007info); also in various UK newspapers. Sir Roger Moore has also paid moving tribute.



#57 Turn

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:48 PM

Very saddened by this news and very annoyed I hadn't seen any "news" sites sharing this loss. Entertainment topics include Khloe Kardashian splits (surprise), ex-Obama staffer joins CNN and Anna Kendrick sings again in a film. Richard Kiel made an unforgettable mark in pop culture and there's got to be a large number of people out there who'd like to know this. Even Gottfreid John's death last week seemed to garner more attention, no disrespect intended, but Richard Kiel is one of those figures identifiable to so many.

 

It was exactly a year ago that I made a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio to meet Richard Kiel and get his autograph at a comic con. I actually interview a lot of celebrities and entertainers for my job, everybody from Oscar nominees and award-winning composers to American Idols and usually not nervous, just a part of my job. But I was a little giddy and fanboyish meeting Richard Kiel. Sure I love him for his Bond connection, but he left his mark in so many other shows and films -- from The Twilight Zone and Wild Wild West and UNCLE to Burt Reynolds and Adam Sandler movies.

 

It's funny, something told me to make the trip that day to meet Richard. And a year later I'm so glad I did. I brought a copy of a Moonraker poster magazine to get signed and I also got one of the photos at his table of him grabbing Roger Moore in TSWLM. What I also liked was the personal attention. Instead of just standing in a line and getting the autograph and going, you got to sit down and chat as he autographed your item(s) and his wife took a picture of Richard grabbing your head with his huge hands. He was very soft spoken and I asked him if he was doing well health wise and he said he was fine. His wife, I believe her name is Diane, was also incredibly sweet and friendly. I noticed Richard was wearing the Jaws Swatch watch released in 2008 and she told me how nice it was his being included in that and how well the Broccoli family has treated them over the years.

 

Richard Kiel was one of the Bond series' best ambassadors and will be sadly missed. My heart goes out to his family.



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 02:12 PM

Updated link for the Richard Kiel CBn Interview:

 

http://commanderbond...-interview.html



#59 Call Billy Bob

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 02:25 PM

A good read and a great way to remember this lovely man today. Many thanks.



#60 ChrissBond007

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 07:41 PM

Very sad news.

A very kind man and a great actor. For me Jaws is the most memorable henchman in the Bond series.

RIP. My heart goes out to his family and friends.




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