Sep 18, 2014, 12:21 p.m.
Just the mention of his name brings about instance thoughts of respect in the field of film and television. His numerous and diverse roles, that span over some five decades, are legendary; from a fiddle playing slave in the classic mini-series, Roots, to a brash mouth, arrogant, drill instructor in the award-winning movie An Officer and a Gentlemen, to his (personal favorite) performance portraying the life of former Egyptian president, Anwar Sadat. Add in a litany of other award-winning film projects, narrations, and theatre work and veteran actor Louis Gossett Jr. certainly qualifies for a front seat among all Hollywood royalty.
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