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Growing up as a kid we had Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier on the BIG

Screen but John was the first Man of Color I recall on the small screen in a recurring role as Gordy the weatherman in Mary tolerating Ted Baxter and his eyes expressing “Man I have to work with this doofus and make half his salary?” After Roots he did more silver screen and it wasn’t until they were filming at Stapleton and Highland church in Mead Die Hard 2 did I read he was Colorado State Alum in the Rocky Mountain News article.

He has a tremendous voice even when he takes it high and cracks like Samuel L Jackson. Not as big a star recognition in that second generation with Samuel and Lawrence Fishburne, after Misters P and B, but just as talented.

These actors lead me past pigment and I relate and feel invested in their character. I was literally sick to my stomach in the theater when Major Grant went from being John McClane’s ally to enemy. I was fooled and flabbergasted, okay it was a great turn in the script but John Amos pulled it off. Every time I see it again I’m shocked because he appears to be such a good guy and you’re hoping he doesn’t get killed and then suddenly you want the b*st*rd dead!

Man that’s acting. Indeed proud to be
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[Post edited by aggieram76 at 02/14/2020 10:21AM]

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Posted: 02/14/2020 at 08:38AM


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John Amos representing ...link -- FearTheHorns 02/14/2020 03:38AM
  Dude looks awesome for 80 ** -- JeffCoBuff 02/15/2020 12:49AM
  Yes indeed ** -- FearTheHorns 02/20/2020 02:24AM

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