One of the great character actors of the past half century has passes away. While he had many memorable roles, my favorite was as one of the three main characters in Enemy Mine.

As I was composing this, trying to find the right clip, my boss heard the video playing in his office next door and came over to ask what I was watching. I told him, and we reminisced about the film, which he had first seen (dubbed) as a student in the Soviet Union.

Although it's not my favorite film, Gossett's performance in An Officer and a Gentleman was impressive and universally acclaimed.

  • He was also known as Gerak in SG-1: stargate.fandom.com/wiki/Gerak
    – Hans Olo
    Commented Mar 29 at 18:00
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    Also, a bit speculative, but I always saw some connections between "Enemy Mine" and the classic TNG episode "The Enemy" which has almost exactly the same plot. In any case, he was a great actor, RIP.
    – Hans Olo
    Commented Mar 29 at 18:01
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    – Skooba
    Commented Apr 2 at 12:57


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