Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

(December 5, 1944–     ): Handsome Dutch leading man (his name is pronounced “yeh-ROON krah-BAY”) who portrayed renegade Russian general Georgi Koskov in The Living Daylights. Krabbé, a marvelous actor, is actually too sympathetic as Koskov. He seems to spend most of the movie hugging his various associates, including Bond (Timothy Dalton), several times.

Born in Amsterdam, Krabbé made his motion picture debut in his native country in director Jef van der Heyden’s comedy Bicycling to the Moon (1963). However, it was his charismatic performance as Dutch resistance fighter Guus LeJeune in Paul Verhoeven’s World War II saga Soldier of Orange (1977) that brought him international attention. Krabbé’s additional feature credits include Spetters (1980); Crossing Delancey (1988); The Punisher (1989); Robin Hood (1991); The Prince of Tides (1991); The Fugitive (1993), as duplicitous Dr. Charles Nichols opposite Harrison Ford; Ocean’s Twelve (2004); and Transporter 3 (2008).


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