Billy Dee Williams

William December "Billy Dee" Williams Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, voice actor, and artist. He is best known as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise, first in the early 1980s, and nearly forty years later in The Rise of Skywalker (2019), marking one of the longest intervals between onscreen portrayals of a character by the same actor in American film history. Description above from the Wikipedia article Billy Dee Williams, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Return of the Jedi (1983)

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Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams

Luke Skywalker leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams

Batman (1989)

Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Kim Basinger  •  Michael Gough

Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Kim Basinger  •  Michael Gough

Carter's Army (1970)

A racist officer is put in charge of an all-black squad of troops charged with the mission of blowing up an important hydro-dam in Nazi Germany. Their failure would delay the Allies' advance into Germany, thus prolonging the war. These African-Americans have little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George McCowan
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Robert Hooks  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Rosey Grier

A racist officer is put in charge of an all-black squad of troops charged with the mission of blowing up an important hydro-dam in Nazi Germany. Their failure would delay the Allies' advance into Germany, thus prolonging the war. These African-Americans have little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George McCowan
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Robert Hooks  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Rosey Grier

Hit! (1973)

A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor  •  Paul Hampton  •  Gwen Welles

A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor  •  Paul Hampton  •  Gwen Welles

Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror (2006)

A hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell (Snoop Dogg) that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stacy Title
CAST:  Snoop Dogg  •  Ernie Hudson  •  Danny Trejo  •  Anson Mount

A hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell (Snoop Dogg) that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stacy Title
CAST:  Snoop Dogg  •  Ernie Hudson  •  Danny Trejo  •  Anson Mount

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor  •  James T. Callahan

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor  •  James T. Callahan

Nighthawks (1981)

An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Malmuth
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Lindsay Wagner

An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Malmuth
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Lindsay Wagner

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  James Earl Jones  •  Richard Pryor  •  DeWayne Jessie

Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  James Earl Jones  •  Richard Pryor  •  DeWayne Jessie

The Out-of-Towners (1970)

George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Sandy Dennis  •  Sandy Baron  •  Anne Meara

George & Gwen Kellerman make a trip to New York, where George is going to start a new job, it turns out to be a trip to hell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Sandy Dennis  •  Sandy Baron  •  Anne Meara

The Visit (2001)

A young man dying in prison brings his family together for a fateful visit, and proceeds to put his life back together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Walker-Pearlman
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Charmin Lee White  •  Terrell Mitchell  •  Enoh Essien

A young man dying in prison brings his family together for a fateful visit, and proceeds to put his life back together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Walker-Pearlman
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Charmin Lee White  •  Terrell Mitchell  •  Enoh Essien

Undercover Brother (2002)

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An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization "The Man" defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell behaves strangely in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Chris Kattan  •  Denise Richards  •  Aunjanue Ellis

An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization "The Man" defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell behaves strangely in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Chris Kattan  •  Denise Richards  •  Aunjanue Ellis

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  David Prowse

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  David Prowse

The Last Angry Man (1959)

Dr. Sam Abelman is a Jewish doctor contentedly spending his autumn years serving his own Brooklyn neighborhood. But when his nephew, would-be journalist Myron, writes an article about him, it draws the attention of a producer, Woodrow Thrasher, who believes Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  David Wayne  •  Betsy Palmer  •  Luther Adler

Dr. Sam Abelman is a Jewish doctor contentedly spending his autumn years serving his own Brooklyn neighborhood. But when his nephew, would-be journalist Myron, writes an article about him, it draws the attention of a producer, Woodrow Thrasher, who believes Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  David Wayne  •  Betsy Palmer  •  Luther Adler

Fanboys (2009)

In 1999, Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of The Phantom Menace before its release.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kyle Newman
CAST:  Sam Huntington  •  Chris Marquette  •  Dan Fogler  •  Jay Baruchel

In 1999, Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of The Phantom Menace before its release.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kyle Newman
CAST:  Sam Huntington  •  Chris Marquette  •  Dan Fogler  •  Jay Baruchel

Mahogany (1975)

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson  •  Berry Gordy
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Marisa Mell

Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson  •  Berry Gordy
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Marisa Mell

Woo (1998)

Woo is a woman in control of her world. She is smart, self-confident, sophisticated and snarky. And she doesn't have any trouble attracting members of the opposite sex. But for some reason no one ever sticks around. Woo meets Tim, a paralegal who is her complete ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daisy von Scherler Mayer
CAST:  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Duane Martin  •  Michael Ralph

Woo is a woman in control of her world. She is smart, self-confident, sophisticated and snarky. And she doesn't have any trouble attracting members of the opposite sex. But for some reason no one ever sticks around. Woo meets Tim, a paralegal who is her complete ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daisy von Scherler Mayer
CAST:  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Tommy Davidson  •  Duane Martin  •  Michael Ralph

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004)

From the earliest versions of the script to the blockbuster debuts, explore the creation of the Star Wars Trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns  •  Edith Becker
CAST:  Robert Clotworthy  •  Kenny Baker  •  Jim Bloom  •  Leo Braudy

From the earliest versions of the script to the blockbuster debuts, explore the creation of the Star Wars Trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns  •  Edith Becker
CAST:  Robert Clotworthy  •  Kenny Baker  •  Jim Bloom  •  Leo Braudy

Alien Intruder (1993)

Set in the year 2022, a group of convicts sentenced to life in prison are led on a mission into uncharted deep space by Commander Skyler (Williams) to salvage a lost ship. As incentive to go on this dangerous mission, the convicts are given the opportunity to spend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricardo Jacques Gale
CAST:  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Michael Delano  •  Tracy Scoggins

Set in the year 2022, a group of convicts sentenced to life in prison are led on a mission into uncharted deep space by Commander Skyler (Williams) to salvage a lost ship. As incentive to go on this dangerous mission, the convicts are given the opportunity to spend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricardo Jacques Gale
CAST:  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Michael Delano  •  Tracy Scoggins

Brian's Song (1971)

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Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  James Caan  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Jack Warden  •  Bernie Casey

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  James Caan  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Jack Warden  •  Bernie Casey

Scott Joplin (1977)

The life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Kagan
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  Clifton Davis  •  Margaret Avery  •  Eubie Blake

The life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Kagan
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  Clifton Davis  •  Margaret Avery  •  Eubie Blake
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