Billy Dee Williams, the actor who played the role of Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy, just turned 74 today! Happy Birthday Lando!
Williams was born in New York City, New York, the son of Loretta, a West Indian-born elevator operator from Montserrat, and William December Williams, Sr., a Texas-born caretaker. His most widely recognized role is that of Lando Calrissian, which he played in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. He reprised this role when he lent his voice for the character in the 2002 video game Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, as well as the audio dramatization of Dark Empire, the National Public Radio adaptation of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and two productions for the Star Wars Battlefront series: Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron. One of his most notable roles was in 1989’s Batman as district attorney Harvey Dent. [Source]
So in honor of the day, here are a few funny clips paying homage to Billy Dee Williams’ most famous character. Enjoy!
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