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Peter Henry Fonda (February 23, 1940 – August 16, 2019) was an American actor.

He became one of the symbols the counterculture of the 1960s with his role as Wyatt in Easy Rider (1969), which he also co-wrote and for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for Ulee's Gold (1997).

He was the son of Henry Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda, and the father of Bridget Fonda. He passed away from respiratory failure stemming from lung cancer, one month after the 50th anniversary of the release of Easy Rider.

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  • Actor Allusion:
    • In Ghost Rider, Mephistopheles comments on Johnny Blaze's chopper, which is a Panhead that was custom built for the movie to resemble the "Captain America" chopper used by Fonda in Easy Rider.
    • He's Damian Blade, a (benevolent) old biker gang leader, in Wild Hogs.
  • Cool Old Guy: His coolness didn't disappear with age at all, onscreen or in real life.
  • Cool Shades: In many of his roles. In his later years, he was almost never seen without them.


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Chase Across the Island

Diesel 10 chases Thomas and Lady across the Island of Sodor, intent on destroying both engines.

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