“You will ride eternal, shiny and chrome!”

“It is by my hand, you will rise from the ashes of this world!”

Hugh Keays-Byrne was so badass he played two completely separate bad guys in the Mad Max universe, and both were three shades of awesome.

In the original 1979 film, he was biker bad boy Toecutter.

Then, 36 years later, he rocked the Kasbah as Immortan Joe, a man mountain cult leader who roared through the desert like a wild beast unleashed.

Keays-Byrne’s death at age 73 Wednesday is sad news, but his legacy in films will live on as long as we huddle around our TV’s and movie screens.

 

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