‘Mad Max’ Villain Hugh Keays-Byrne Dead at 73

‘Mad Max’ Villain Hugh Keays-Byrne Dead at 73

then returned to face off against Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy as Immortan Joe in 2015. As you’d imagine … Miller also cast Hugh in the scrapped DC movie, “Justice League: Mortal.”

That’s not all he’s known for though — Keays-Byrne also starred in several British and Australian projects, including “Stone,” “The Chain Reaction” and “Resistance.”

He had more than 50 acting credits to his name spanning nearly 5 decades. Filmmaker Ted Geoghegan announced the Australian actor’s passing and hailed him as “an unsung hero of Aussie cinema” — adding he’s “continually floored” Hugh played the main villain in both ‘Mad Max’ movies. He was 73. It’s true — Hugh became famous for starring opposite Mel Gibson in the 1979 film as the central antagonist, Toecutter … So far, Hugh’s cause of death is unknown. RIP 12/2/2020 12:54 PM PT

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Hugh Keays-Byrne — the actor who impressively played the bad guy in both the original “Mad Max” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” 36 years later — has died. he’s the only actor to appear in both flicks, and he and director George Miller had a very good working relationship over the decades.