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|Also Known As:||Edward Bunker Estate,Eddie Bunker||Died:||July 19, 2005|
|Born:||Cause of Death:||complications arising from surgery|
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Edward Bunker was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Bunker's career in acting began with his roles in various films like "Straight Time" (1978) with Dustin Hoffman, "The Long Riders" (1980) with David Carradine and "Runaway Train" (1985) with Jon Voight. He also appeared in "The Running Man" (1987), "Shy People" (1987) and "Best of the Best" (1989). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the eighties, appearing in the Anthony Edwards adventure "Miracle Mile" (1989), the Judd Nelson action picture "Relentless" (1989) and the action film "Tango & Cash" (1989) with Sylvester Stallone. Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the action flick "Desperate Motive" (1993) with Mel Harris, the action movie "Best of the Best 2" (1993) with Eric Roberts and the Chiara Mastroianni romance "Cameleone" (1996). He also appeared in the drama "Somebody to Love" (1996) with Rosie Perez and the Adam Sandler blockbuster action-packed comedy "The Longest Yard" (2005). Bunker was most recently credited in the comedy "High Hopes" (2006) with Corin Nemec. Bunker passed away in July 2005.
Tony Scott ( 2006-02-28 )
Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever
An actor, writer and producer, Edward was at one time on the FBI's Most Wanted List. During his younger days he was prisoned in San Quentin and was the youngest inmate at that time. He was also friends with author James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia) and film director Michael Mann and served as a 'prison advisor' on the film "Heat" which starred Robert DeNiro. Bunker appeared in 23 films, most recently "The Longest Yard." He also appears in a film due out in 2006 entitled "Nice Guys" with Andy Dick, Edward Furlong and David Faustion. In addition, Edward authored a novel entitled "No Beast So Fierce," and also wrote "Education of a Felon: A Memoir."
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