The news reached me that Sonny Landham died.
Hollywood is full of pussy lotion boys that are shoved down our throats in roles of tough guys. It is a very disturbing trend. There used to be a time when Hollywood was less pussy lotions boys and more real men. That era will unfortunately never return. When you think of real men in Hollywood you think of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis, Van Damme, Seagal, Eastwood, Statham etc.
Enter Sonny Landham. In my opinion he looked like super badass Native American. A guy you don’t want to fuck with. Seldom did I see a guy in movies who looked tougher than this guy did.
Upon looking at his career I didn’t realize he had a small part as a police officer in The Warriors and I saw that movie a million times.
48 Hours is one of Eddie Murphy’s best movies and guess who also starred in it? That’s right. Sonny Landham. He played there a bad guy as well.
Sonny Landham was terrifying in one of my favorite buddy movies, Firewalker with Louis Gossett Jr and Chuck Norris. I loved that movie. Sonny Landham was a good bad guy in it.
However, the role he will be most remembered by is his role as Billy in Predator. In my opinion the coolest character in the movie. Everybody knows the great one liners in Predator or the sheer badassery in it, but no one was as badass in that movie as Sonny Landham. That is a guy you wanted to have of in your team when you needed to fight a war.
Sonny Landham had an interesting career and managed to have 2 defining characters. Not many actors can say that.
R.I.P. Sonny Landham