Richard Kiel, best known for playing iconic villain Jaws in Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) has died at the age of 74.

Kiel created what is widely considered to be the best villain in Bond history. The 7′ 2″ giant made the role his own making the character both a nemesis to Bond but being lovable at the same time. He recounts a story to the BBC of seeing an audience at a screening erupt with ‘hoots and howling, applause’ when he was seen swimming away from the destruction at the end of Moonraker.

Kiel was seen more recently in the 1996 Adam Sandler movie Happy Gilmore but will always be remembered most for his role as Jaws.

We’ve scoured the internet for memorable moments featuring Kiel showing how diverse he was before and after we saw him in the James Bond movies…. enjoy!

Montage of Pre-Bond Richard Kiel appearances

Richard Kiel goofing around with The Monkees

Clip from The Longest Yard – Skip to 1.18

David Letterman with Richard “Jaws” Kiel – from 1985!!

Richard Kiel Interview on This Morning