Williams's breakout role in Brian's Song (1971) earned him an Emmy nomination, though he's better known for his role as that badass in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) who owned the Millennium Falcon and froze Han Solo in carbonite. Since Return of the Jedi (1983), Williams' career has slowed. He has made guest appearences on popular shows like Lost, Scrubs and General Hospital, but has taken time off to focus on painting (his work is displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in D.C). Today, most people recognize him as the spokesman for Colt 45 malt liquor. If appearing on posters for forties is becoming of a Hollywood star, we'd like to point you to Kim Kardashian's line of cosmetics. They won't fuck you up.
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