James Bond's steel-toothed nemesis – Richard Kiel, the hulking 7-foot actor whose metal-toothed assassin "Jaws" terrorized Roger Moore in two James Bond movies, died this week at age 74. Here he fights the British agent on a train in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" before Bond zapped his teeth with a broken lamp.
James Bond's steel-toothed nemesis – Although Bond thwarted him over and over, Jaws proved a stubborn nemesis. In "The Spy Who Loved Me" alone, he was buried under an Egyptian ruin, thrown off a train and dropped into a shark tank -- and survived each time.
James Bond's steel-toothed nemesis – Jaws 1, shark 0. The producers of the Bond films saw potential for campy humor in Kiel's character, who outdueled this shark by biting it.
James Bond's steel-toothed nemesis – Jaws was so popular with moviegoers that the producers of the Bond series brought him back for 1979's space-themed "Moonraker."
James Bond's steel-toothed nemesis – Here Jaws bites through a cable supporting an aerial tram in "Moonraker." His subsequent battle with Bond on the tram, above Rio de Janeiro, was one of the movie's highlights.
James Bond's steel-toothed nemesis – How much did the Bond producers like Jaws? They even gave him a pigtailed love interest in "Moonraker."
James Bond's steel-toothed nemesis – Near the end of "Moonraker" Jaws switched allegiances to Bond when he learned that his employer, the villain Drax, planned to exterminate him as part of his plan to create a new "master race" in space. Lois Chiles, left, co-starred as Bond's love interest.