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Even Though This Thread Title Has Billy Dee Williams In It, The Thread Has Almost Nothing To Do With Star Wars

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*Edit: Just seeing if anyone would fall for it...

But really, Billy Dee Williams is the man!

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Even Though This Thread Title Has Billy Dee Williams In It, The Thread Has Nothing To Do With Star Wars

The OP contains a picture of Billy Dee Williams. Billy Dee Williams played Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back. Therefore, the thread does have something to do with Star Wars.

Anyway, best post the thread in here, rather than risk it turn into a moronathon in the virtually unmoderated off-topic forum.

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Moth3r said:

Even Though This Thread Title Has Billy Dee Williams In It, The Thread Has Nothing To Do With Star Wars

The OP contains a picture of Billy Dee Williams. Billy Dee Williams played Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back. Therefore, the thread does have something to do with Star Wars.

Thread Title Updated.

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/129188504231916154.jpg

(isn't someone using this as an avatar right now?)

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Moth3r said:

Even Though This Thread Title Has Billy Dee Williams In It, The Thread Has Nothing To Do With Star Wars

The OP contains a picture of Billy Dee Williams. Billy Dee Williams played Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back. Therefore, the thread does have something to do with Star Wars.

Here's another thought....let's say Anchorhead posted this thread.  Would you have to move it to off-topic, since in his universe there never was an ESB?

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Billy Dee's Colt 45 ad. I like this thread.

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Bingowings said:

What is Lando/Billy pointing at here?

Billy: "Hey, Harrison.......what's that guy's name, again?"

Harrison: "You mean Carrie?"

Billy: "No...the guy that's making this stuff up as he goes along."

Harrison: "You mean George?"

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TML said:

 

*Edit: Just seeing if anyone would fall for it...

But really, Billy Dee Williams is the man!

 looks like a young Michael Jackson in that first pic

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TML said:

But really, Billy Dee Williams is an asshole!


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I saw Billy Dee Williams on JediCon 2004 in Germany. He sucked. He held a panel, did't tell anything, switched directly to Q&A, and every time he was asked something about ESB or ROTJ, he had one standard answer: "I don't remember." One of the fans brought a Batman-Poster which already had autographs by Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, and Mr. Williams signed it with "Billy Dee Williams - Lando".

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^I'm not sure that qualifies him as an asshole, maybe more someone who's just trying to make a living going to these conventions and isn't really as in to it as other people might be (for example, anime voice actors etc. LOVE conventions because it's where they get the most recognition.) He's always seemed like a generally nice guy. His parts were relatively minor, and he's had other things to do with his life - so I certainly can't blame him for forgetting the no-doubt minuscule details people were asking about at the convention.

Now if it turns out the questions weren't really obscure nerdy trivia and would have been simple to answer I would retract a fair amount of the above, but I've never heard anything about him being an asshole before.

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Okay, since you tend to remember more of the bad things, than the good ones, maybe my recall of that convention is not 100% correct. Still, if I was Mr. Williams, and some Fan asks me f.e. what it was like to work with Mark Hamill, and I wouldn't remember, I'd lie. I would make something up, just to make the Fan happy.

He was really disappointing. But the Con wasn't bad at all. Jay Laga'aia was there, and he rocked the Con.

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Maybe Billy Dee was playing Harvey 'Lando' Dent in Batman.

Davnes007 said :

Billy: "Hey, Harrison.......what's that guy's name, again?" Harrison: "You mean Carrie?" Billy: "No...the guy that's making this stuff up as he goes along." Harrison: "You mean George?"

Queen Amafreddie said:

George was never my scene but I don't like Star Wars. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Too bad I missed BDW's appearance at a bi mon Sci Fi con in Los Angeles a while back. I imagine he's got a lot more to talk about these days.

Batman might be a sore spot for him as well. He probably thought he was going to get to play Two Face in the sequels! I know I did.

It's not nice to call him an asshole. However, it is acceptable to call him Bitchface...

 

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Bingowings said:

Han Solo and Harvey Dent ??  What kind of crazy fan edit is that?

 

;-)

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Anchorhead said:


Han Solo and Harvey Dent ??  What kind of crazy fan edit is that?

 

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