Fred Williamson is an American actor born on March 5th, 1938 in Gary, Indiana. The definition of Fred Williamson…unapologetic alpha male, confident, but never cocky.
A performer with Apollonian features and a dollop of grindhouse blaxploitation. A leading man among leading men, marinated in genuine American kick ass swagger. I swear you’ll forget your inborn white guilt for two hours as you fall under his sway.
Known for a cascade of cinematic gems, especially for a string of Italian films through the 70s and 80s. A few choice selections to prove my point: Hell Up in Harlem (1973), The Inglorious Bastards (1978), Warriors of the Wasteland (1983) and Cobra nero (1987).
Hell Up in Harlem (1973) as Tommy Gibbs
Three the Hard Way (1974) as Jagger Daniels
Crazy Joe (1974) as Willy
Tough Guys (1974) as Joe Snake
Black Eye (1974) as Shep Stone
Take a Hard Ride (1975) as Tyree
Adiós Amigo (1975)
Mean Johnny Barrows (1975)
The New Spartans (1975)
The Inglorious Bastards (1978) as Fred Canfield
Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980)
Fear in the City (1981)
1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982) as The Ogre
Warriors of the Wasteland (1983) as Nadir
Warrior of the Lost World (1983)
The Big Score (1983)
The Last Fight (1983)
I guerrieri dell’anno 2072 (1984)
Deadly Impact (1984)
White Fire (1985)
The Messenger (1986)
Foxtrap (1986) as Thomas Fox
Cobra nero (1987) as Det. Robert Malone
The Black Cobra 2 (1989)
When I was in high school I would actually sign up for junk mail. It didn’t matter what it was: newspapers, magazines, anything. I’d get at least three free newspapers every day that I would never read. I’d just collect them and store them in boxes. I loved getting junk mail. It made me feel…important.
And then a couple of years later I discovered aromatherapy and things got better for me.