Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.



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Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his Emmy Award-winning role as Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots. Gossett has also starred in numerous film productions including A Raisin In The Sun, Skin Game, Travels with My Aunt, The Laughing Policeman, The Deep, Jaws 3-D, Wolfgang Petersen's Enemy Mine, the Iron Eagle series, Toy Soldiers and The Punisher, in an acting career that spans over five decades.

Age: 79
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Roots, An Officer and a Gentleman

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2015 The Book of Negroes Daddy Moses
2015 Artisans Maurice
2014 Pride of Lions Lou Jones
2014 Boiling Pot Detective Haven
2014 A Fighting Man Cubby
2014 Redemption Buddy
2014 Extant Quinn
2014 10 Minutes Warden Johnson
2014 Madam Secretary Father Laurent Vasseur
2013 The Firstling Floyd
2013 El secreto del retrato Reverend LeJuene



"I can do more than anyone suspects. I pride myself on my versatility. It took 32 years of difficult parts, second leads, villains and juveniles. The Oscar changed the quality of the roles I was being offered."


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Nominated for 31 Awards | Won 12

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