US actor Charles Napier, who portrayed a succession of movie tough guys, has died at the age of 75.
The square-jawed former paratrooper made his film debut in sexploitation director Russ Meyer’s Cherry, Harry and Raquel! in 1971.
He went on to play a country singer in The Blues Brothers and acted opposite Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs.
Napier died at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and leaves three children — via redwolf.newsvine.com