David Keith

  1. Christophe(r) Lambert, HIghlander, 1985.   Once Sean Connery refused the lead (for the splashier role of the 2,000-year-old Ramirez), findin g  the titular and immortal Connor MacLeod was not easy.  Kurt Russell actually won the role but his lover, Goldie Hawn, insisted he stay home; he dealt with Big Trouble in Little Chinaas, instead. So you can imagine the anguish of the six producers when, after also being turned down by Kevin Costner, Michael Douglas, Mel Gibson, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Hulk Hogan, William Hurt, David Keith, Mickey Rourke, Sam Shepard, Marc Singer (the too busy top choice), Sting (also asked for a song), Patrick Swayze and Peter Weller… when  they discovered that Australian director Russell Mulcahy’s choice w the new (and French!) Tarzan.

    Footnoter>>> Knoxville’s David Keith and Harlem’s Keith David both had guest roles on Hawaii Five-0, TV,  DK during 20110-2019 and  KD  in 2011.  Being a famous voice artist, KD has the most credits, 333 screen roles during 1979-2022 (like the President  in Rick and Morty) to DK’s 121 between 1978-2020.

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