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Charles Tyner


Born - 8 June 1925, Danville, Virginia, USA
Died - 8 November 2017

Frequently seen as weaselly westerners in floppy black hats, this dark, taciturn 'countrified' American actor looked toothless and dangerous; his characters were likely to shoot first and ask questions later, when they weren't being furtive or treacherous. A latecomer to acting, he made his Broadway debut in 1959, but it was his performance as the sadistic Boss Higgins in Cool Hand Luke (1967) that triggered a film career as characters you couldn't trust. Other films include That Kind of Woman (1959), Lilith (1964), The Stalking Moon (1968), The Reivers (1969), Monte Walsh (1970), The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), Lawman (1971), The Cowboys (1971), Bad Company (1972), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), Emperor of the North Pole (1973), The Mean Machine (1974), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Family Plot (1976), Pete's Dragon (1977), Evilspeak (1981), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1986), Pulse (1988), Pastime (1990) and Motorama (1991). His last screen work was the short film Lucidia in 2014.