Clancy Brown describes himself as a blue-collar character actor, but then goes on to say that all actors are character actors. This from his interview with Adam Pockross at Yahoo Movies on 3-14-14. Clancy is famous for bringing his imposing form, gravelly voice, and intense menace (or rare charm) to such awesome genre fare as Buckaroo Banzai, Carnivale, and Earth2, but we speak here of Highlander.
Pockross asks, “What do you remember about killing James Bond in Highlander?
“That was great fun. If I was ever nervous with a movie star, it was with Sean, because he is every inch Sean Connery, man. He’s a big gorgeous dude. I don’t know how old he was, almost 60, and he was still the most macho thing on the set. We were up on
the top of the staircase that looked pretty precarious and we were not rigged very
well. He was on his knees, and I was standing over him and I remember leaning over and asking him, I said, “Sean, how much do you weigh, man?” And he said, “Oh, 14 stones” or I don’t remember, but some stone, and I was like, “that tells me absolutely nothing. I’m 200 pounds and if you’re over 200 pounds, that means we’ve got like 400 pounds on this slapped together thing. You nervous?” And he says, “No, I’m never nervous.”
So the Kurgan just said a man playing a Spaniard who used to be an Egyptian and speaks with a Scottish accent is the ultimate BAMF. So noted.