I grew up in a family of James Bond fans, so the news that Richard Kiel who portrayed the infamous Bond villain Jaws, passed away a couple days ago is very sad for me. While I knew him as Jaws, he acted in over 80 movies and TV shows throughout his career as a variety of thugs and goons—not too surprising given his 7’2” height. Kiel wasn’t strictly typecast as villains it seems, as the article describes some of his various film roles including Vladimir from Tangled (a favorite of mine of course). The article has more details on his film and TV career if you’re interested. It’s sad to hear news like this, especially for Bond fans, but knowing he was able to accomplish so much in his lifetime, and is survived by four children and six grandchildren is certainly comforting.