Movie Actor

Brion James’ Death – Cause and Date

The movie actor Brion James died at the age of 54. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Famous for his portrayal of Leon Kowalski in the 1982 film Blade Runner. He also played memorable character roles in Southern Comfort, Showdown, The Fifth Element, and numerous other movies.

The child of movie theater owners Jimmy and Ida Mae James, he grew up in Beaumont, California. His marriage to Maxine James ended in divorce in 1996.

James died in 1999 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Malibu, California. He appeared in five feature films that were released posthumously.



In the ’70s, everybody was doing drugs, so long as you showed up and did your work, they’d use you until you died.


My dad had a movie theater so I was there every night.


Since very early in my career, I have always did my own stunt fighting.


Work begets work.


I’m big and a lot of the stars are smaller so if you’re big and mean looking, you play bad guys. After Blade Runner, I was the meanest guy in Hollywood.