'Tiny' Lister has a small part in The Dark Knight and seeing him reminded me that he's a perfect That Guy. For the last two decades, whenever casting directors have needed a big, mean looking black man, 'Tiny' has been on the short list.
On my list of his greatest hits are:
- Wrestler/movie villain Zeus in the World Wrestling Federation and the first WWF movie, No Holds Barred
- Debo in Friday
- President Lindberg in The Fifth Element
- Sancho in Sublime's music video for Santeria
- Random tough guy roles on sitcoms like Perfect Strangers, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Step By Step, and USA High
His IMDB filmography shows 8 projects pending release, so there are no signs of the big man slowing down. Here's to you, 'Tiny', I hope you'll be an intimidating presence for years to come.