Jaws. The most unbeatable foe James Bond ever faced. The ONE man who made James Bond terrified in a fight scene. The guy who was made the biggest goof in the series in a sure sign of playing for laughs.
Jaws was a 7 foot tall 300 lb man. Tall and strong, he didn't speak and he had metal teeth that he could use for breaking locks, cables and people. Seen as a little too far out for some, he had his place in the 70's comic book era of Bond and Roger Moore's lighter style. Taken from an idea from the original book a hitman nicknamed "Horror" who had steel braces. Taking that idea farther, Jaws was born in the movies.
The novel of the movie explains Jaws background as a poor youth in Poland who was beaten during a riot by cops with batons and it fractured his jaw in many places. He stowed away on a freighter owned by Stromburg and when he learned about the man, he arranged to have his jaw repaired after much surgery and was now a mute but with the metal mouth. In the movie, Jaws is simply silent but it follows the silent and deadly killers from Bond of before and no explanation was needed. Of course the book's explanation is completely thrown out in Moonraker when he does get a line with his little girlfriend at the end. Proof that Moonraker can ruin everything.
In The Spy Who Loved Me, Jaws was a terror, nothing stopped him and Bond really had to battle him. In Moonraker, he's a screwball and as mentioned before by many other websites he's Wile E Coyote to Bond's Roadrunner, before he even goes over a waterfall in Moonraker, Jaws even does a funny face for the camera. He lands and other then being wet, he's fine.
Jaws was even brought back years later, voiced by Richard Kiel in the PS2 game Everything Or Nothing and thankfully as a villain again. He still talks, but I guess he would have to so you know hes there. Course if you miss a 7 foot man with metal teeth, your blind.
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