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Charles Napier, the tough-guy character actor best known for roles in 'The Blues Brothers,' 'Philadelphia,' and 'Rambo: First Blood II,' died on Wednesday at age 75. He was a favorite of director Jonathan Demme, who cast him as the judge hearing Tom Hanks' case in 'Philadelphia,' Michelle Pfeiffer's hairdresser in 'Married to the Mob' and as one of the cops gruesomely butchered by Hannibal Lecter in 'The Silence of the Lambs.' See clips of his most memorable roles after the jump.

Years after his role as Tucker McElroy in 'The Blues Brothers, Napier would reportedly get stopped by fans quoting his memorable line: "You're gonna look pretty funny trying to eat corn on the cob with no f---ing teeth."

And in 'Rambo: First Blood II,' Sylvester Stallone threatened personal payback to Napier's character with the line, "Murdock, I'm coming to get you."

This unforgettable scene of him meeting his doom at the hands of Hannibal Lecter is NSFW.

Presiding over the Tom Hanks case in 'Philadelphia.'


As the victim of a "long con" in 'The Grifters.'


And as a very non-PC car salesman in one of his last films, 'The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard'



Napier also lent his signature gravelly voice to the animated series 'Archer,' 'The Simpsons' (as various guest characters) and the overbearing boss in 'The Critic.'

His autobiography, 'Square Jaw and Big Heart, The Life and Times of a Hollywood Actor,' came out earlier this year.

[via THR]

[Photo: Getty]



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