Fred Ward, a 79-year-old veteran film and television actor, is best known for his rude roles in films such as: Concussions, Escape from Alcatrazև: The right thingsHe died on Sunday, his public spokesman said on Friday.
Publicist Ron Hoffman said the cause or location of the deaths had not been released at the request of his family.
Ward took a turning point in acting after serving three years in the United States Air Force in the 1960s, then working as an Alaskan logger, boxer (where his nose was broken three times), and a short-lived cook, according to one cook. The biography was provided by Hoffman.
His career spanned more than four decades, from foreign films in the early 1970s to his final role in a television series in 2015. A real detectivereports his IMBD online page.
He first starred in a US film, playing the role of a cowboy in 1975. Hearts of the West!. But his turning point came when he starred opposite Clint Eastwood in the 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz.
“The unique thing about Fred Ward is that you never knew where he would end up, so his career choices were so unpredictable,” the statement said.
He played everything from an astronaut, a cowboy, a Vietnam War soldier, a chain smoking policeman who became a murderer to a hero fighting giant worms, the statement said.
In 1983, he played Mercury 7 astronaut Virgil Gus Grisom in an adaptation of Tom Wolf’s book. The right things. In the same year he starred in the action film Unusual Courage In the drama with Gene Hackman: Silk wood With Meryl Streep.
Wardy wins Golden Globe և Venice Film Festival Award for his performance Short haircuts In 1993, his biography reads:
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marie-France Ward, and a son, Django Ward.
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