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(A) Wilford Brimley

Actor

Born - 27 September 1934, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died - 1 August 2020

Barrel-like, often bespectacled American character actor with blinky eyes and walrus moustache, who almost always played people older than his real age. Anthony Wilford Brimley was a farm worker and rodeo rider who gained weight and became a blacksmith before trying his hand at acting, gradually getting a toehold in films after years of extra and stunt work. He soon excelled as crusty but mainly sympathetic characters in a variety of films: Bandolero! (1968), True Grit (1969), Lawman (1971), The China Syndrome (1978), The Electric Horseman (1979), Brubaker (1980), Tender Mercies (1982), 10 to Midnight (1983), The Natural (1984), Cocoon (1985), Jackals (1986), Cocoon: The Return (1988), Eternity (1989), The Firm (1993), Hard Target (1993), Heaven Sent (1995), My Fellow Americans (1996), In & Out (1997), All My Friends Are Cowboys (1998), Comanche (2000), PC and the Web (2001), The Round and Round (2002), Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009), Masque (2012), Timber the Treasure Dog (2015), I Believe (2017), his last, and many more. He died from kidney problems.