Sonny Landham

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William M. "Sonny" Landham (born February 11, 1941) is an American movie actor and political candidate. At the beginning of his acting career, Landham was an actor in pornographic films. He then became a mainstream movie actor, and appeared in a number of popular Hollywood films, including Predator, 48 Hrs., Lock Up and Action Jackson. Landham was born in Canton, Georgia. He is a descendant of the Cherokee and Seminole nations. In 2003, Landham ran in the Republican Party primary election for the post of Governor of Kentucky, hoping to repeat the success of his Predator castmates Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He based his candidacy on opposition to an amendment which endorsed the Kentucky Family Court, saying his bad experiences at the hands of the family court had convinced him that it was run for the benefit of lawyers rather than families or children. He was unsuccessful in gaining the party's nomination. He ran briefly as an independent candidate, but withdrew on June 18, and endorsed the Republican slate. In January 2004, Landham announced his candidacy for the 27th State Senate District of Kentucky.
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