Brad Davis, best known for his starring role in Midnight Express, 1978. He should have won an Oscar for that performance.

Brad Davis, best known for his starring role in Midnight Express, 1978. He should have won an Oscar for that performance.

Brad Davis (1949 - 1991) Starred in the movie "Midnight Express"

Brad Davis (1949 - 1991) Starred in the movie "Midnight Express"

Brad Davis - (b 11/06/1949 Tallahassee, Florida) - died 09/08/1991 (41)

Brad Davis - (b 11/06/1949 Tallahassee, Florida) - died 09/08/1991 (41)

Midnight Express, although "based on a true story", Oliver Stone's screenplay took many liberties with Billy Hayes' account of his experience and is harshly racist in its depiction of Turkish people. Having said this, it is worth watching for Brad Davis' exceptional performance, one of the all-time great Oscar snubs.

Stone sorry for Midnight Express

Midnight Express, although "based on a true story", Oliver Stone's screenplay took many liberties with Billy Hayes' account of his experience and is harshly racist in its depiction of Turkish people. Having said this, it is worth watching for Brad Davis' exceptional performance, one of the all-time great Oscar snubs.

Brad Davis, (November 6, 1949 – September 8, 1991), American actor known for his roles in the films Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire &  Fassbender's adaptation of Jean Genet's Querelle.

Brad Davis, (November 6, 1949 – September 8, 1991), American actor known for his roles in the films Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire & Fassbender's adaptation of Jean Genet's Querelle.

perfectspecimens:  Brad Davis in a still photo from Querelle (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982) based on the 1947 novel Querelle de Brest by Jean Genet.

perfectspecimens: Brad Davis in a still photo from Querelle (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982) based on the 1947 novel Querelle de Brest by Jean Genet.

Brad Davis #egorodriguez #illustration #art

Brad Davis #egorodriguez #illustration #art

Cleveland, OH May 23, 2017: The Cavaliers Kyrie Irving is fired up after hitting a three pointer at the end of the third quarter to put Cleveland ahead 87-80. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is in the backround with his arms folded.The Boston Celtics played Game Four of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

Cleveland, OH May 23, 2017: The Cavaliers Kyrie Irving is fired up after hitting a three pointer at the end of the third quarter to put Cleveland ahead 87-80. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is in the backround with his arms folded.The Boston Celtics played Game Four of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

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