In the 27th of our ‘In Conversation With’ series, we are joined by Fred ‘The Hammer’ Williamson.
We chat about:
- Growing up in Chicago.
- His time at Northwestern College.
- His American Football career.
- How he went from being ‘Speedy’ to ‘The Hammer’.
- His famous 3 rules for being in a movie.
- Working with Larry Cohen and many other directors.
- Forming Po’ Boy Productions.
- 80’s movies that include: Bronx Warriors, Vigilante, and the Black Cobra series of movies.
- Getting a new generation of fans after From Dusk Till Dawn.
- His trademark cigars.
- Find out why whenever he sees Gary Busey it always ends in a wrestling match!
- Funding Old School Gangstas.
As always, there is much more to hear. (including both myself and Thom getting VERY excited at chatting with ‘The Hammer’! – Dave)
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