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Gottfried John (pronounced [ˈjon];[1] August 29, 1942 – September 1, 2014) was a German actor and comedian. John was known for his roles in General Ourumov in the James Bond movie GoldenEye and Julius Caesar in Asterix and Obelix take on Caesar.

Gottfried John
Gottfried John (Berlinale 2012).jpg
Born(1942-08-29)August 29, 1942
DiedSeptember 1, 2014(2014-09-01) (aged 72)
Cause of deathCancer
Spouse(s)(m.? – 2014; his death)

On September 1, 2014, John died in Utting am Ammersee near Munich, Germany of cancer at age 72.[2]


  1. Unlike the common English name John, the German pronunciation begins with a "y" sound.
  2. "James Bond Bpesewicht, Gottfried John ist tot". Retrieved September 2, 2014.

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