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Pleasence

Donald. 1919--95, British actor. His films include Dr Crippen (1962) and Cul de Sac (1966)
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The movie which starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut had a budget of $300,000 (it went on to make $47million in the box office).
The cat-stroking evildoer, played by actors including Donald Pleasence and Charles Gray, hasn't appeared for several decades because of a legal dispute over rights to the character.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld was played by Donald Pleasence, a former member of Birmingham Repertoire Theatre, in You Only Live Twice.
With the freedom fighters engaged in a life and death struggle with Panem's evil president (Donald Pleasence at his icy best), they're relying on Katniss to take on the mantle of Mockingjay to inspire the insurgents and help sweep them to victory.
William Shatner, Ida Lupino, Leslie Nielsen, Roddy McDowall, Donald Pleasence, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Don Ameche, Faye Dunaway and Honor Blackman were among scores of famous actors to kill or be killed on Columbo's watch.
Asked if he wanted to follow in the footsteps of acting legends such as CHRISTOPHER LEE and DONALD PLEASENCE, Chiwi, 37, added: "It's a great franchise any actor would like to be.
Donald Pleasence is terrific and Gary Bond is superbly cast because he looks so out of place in this hell on Earth from which there appears to be no easy way out.
With a cast including Laurence Olivier and Donald Pleasence, this was a romanticised adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic.
8 Which character was played by Donald Pleasence in 1950s series The Adventures of Robin Hood?
Kurt Russell does a good job as the Clint Eastwoodstyle hero, and there are plenty of memorable set pieces, as well as a string of famous faces including Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine and Donald Pleasence.
Donald Pleasence (1919-1995) acted on the London stage in 1939, joined the RAF as a wireless operator, was shot down in a 166 Squadron Lancaster.
Donald Pleasence played a US president held hostage; Russell was a one-eyed mercenary called Snake forced to rescue him and Adrienne Barbeau co-starred as a tough cookie.