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Rafer Johnson

Highest Rated:   77% Licence To Kill (1989)
Lowest Rated:   50% Wild in the Country (1961)
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African American athlete Rafer Johnson was but a few years out of UCLA when he distinguished himself at the 1960 Olympics, scoring 8,392 points in the Olympic Decathalon. A film career followed posthaste, first in flicks like Elvis' Wild in the Country (1961), then in outdoor adventures like Pirates of Tortuga (1961) and None But the Brave (1965). Because truly good roles for black performers were still hard to come by in the mid-1960s, Rafer occasionally had to accept demeaning "fierce native" assignments in films like Tarzan and the Great River (1967). He was also a semi-regular on the "blaxploitation" film scene of the 1970s, acting as producer of 1974's Buck Six. In 1979, Rafer Johnson enjoyed a more dignified role in the TV miniseries Roots: The Next Generation.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Think Big
  • Johnson
1990
77% Licence To Kill
  • Mullens
1989
No Score Yet The Loneliest Runner
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Games
  • Commentator
1970
No Score Yet Buffalo Soldier
  • Pvt. Armstrong
1970
No Score Yet The Last Grenade
  • Joe Jackson
1970
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Jungle Boy
  • Nagambi
1968
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Great River
  • Chief Barcuna
1967
No Score Yet None But the Brave
  • Pvt. Johnson
1965
No Score Yet A Global Affair
  • Nigerian Representative
1964
50% Wild in the Country
  • Davis
1961
No Score Yet The Sins Of Rachel Cade
  • Kosongo
1961
No Score Yet Pirates of Tortuga
  • John Gammel
1961

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