Billy Dee WilliamsACTOR | WRITER
New York Film Academy hosted a Q&A with award-winning actor, Billy Dee Williams (moderated by Oscar-Winning actor Louis Gossett Jr.) on the Los Angeles Campus in May of 2011. They received a standing ovation after screening The Empire Strikes Back. Billy started as an actor in 1959 with his first cinematic role as Josh Quincy in The Last Angry Man.
In 1980 he landed the role of Lando Calrissian in the epic The Empire Strikes Back, and then reprised his role in The Return of the Jedi. He has been in over 40 films and 70 television shows throughout his career. The chemistry between these two actors was palpable onstage. They talked about race, money, characters they have played, and shared insight into the casting process. Billy and Louis were gracious enough to stop and take photos with students and sign some autographs.