The old Scoundrel Gambler himself, Mr. Billy Dee Williams, best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars Trilogy, turns 78 Today. For more on Mr. Williams career check out the article below, and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
Billy Dee Williams is an American actor, who is best known for playing Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film franchise.
Williams’ character did not appear in the first Star Wars movie, but rather he made his debut in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. He also reprised his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
In 1989, Billy Dee Williams played Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s Batman movie. His character was initially set to become the villain Two Face in future films, but the Batman series wound up getting a new director after the second film, and the role was recast.
Williams has appeared in numerous other movies and TV series. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his performance in the TV movie Brian’s Song.
Billy Dee Williams was born on April 6, 1937 in New York City, New York. He turns 78 years old today.
Happy Birthday, Billy Dee Williams!