1 Spiritwalker 8 months ago The legend Clifton James has passed away. Well into his 90s, he was always a favorite of mine. And, yes, you do know him.An actor best known for his portrayals of Southern sheriffs. Played one in SUPERMAN II but will always be known for his perfect characterization of the redneck, overweight sheriff from a Louisiana parish...Sheriff J.W. Pepper as seen in the 007 films LIVE AND LET DIE and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. Best part of James' performance was that James so perfectly captured the Southern sheriff...yet James was a lifelong New Yorker! While filming LIVE AND LET DIE, real Southern lawmen visited the set and fell in love with James' work. They all were amazed and amused at how well James nailed a parish Sheriff. Even more stunned when they found out Clifton James was a New Yorker.James also played the Southerner Carr ("spend a night in the box") in COOL HAND LUKE. He was always interesting whenever you saw him in a film.