FLASH Gordon has become one of the most iconic science films of all time since it was first released in 1980.
The film follows the adventures of the American football quartet Flash as he ventures into space to unify the planet Mongo and save Earth from destruction.
Flash is played by actor Sam J.Jones as he appears alongside a host of talented actors.
Sam has since been immortalized as the chiseled hero and despite being 67 years old, he continues to fulfill the role for his beloved fans – including full documentation. appeared at the comic convention.
And according to legendary actor Brian Bless – who appeared in the ’80s hit – even Her Majesty is a big fan by Sam Jones as Flash.
Speaking to Yahoo Movies, the actor confirmed the Queen would revisit the sci-fi movie every Christmas.
He say: “[Flash Gordon]is her favorite movie, she watches it with her grandchildren every Christmas. “
Following the success of Flash Gordon, Jones continues to build an impressive acting resume both on the big screen and on TV.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he played Johnny Valentine on the HBO series 1st & Ten before making guest appearances on popular TV shows such as Baywatch, Diagnosis Murder and Walker: Texas Ranger.
On the big screen, Sam also played himself alongside Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in Seth McFarlane’s Ted and Ted 2.
But perhaps most surprisingly, Sam was retrained in 2002 as a senior security specialist in San Diego, where he was tasked with protecting roving executives to Mexico.
Talking about his new job with SYSY, he said: “I became a security professional 15 years ago. My wife looked at me and said, ‘I was waiting for the phone to ring’.
“’The phone doesn’t ring. We have kids. There is a door. Don’t come back until you provide .
“That’s why I dropped the label years ago. Actor? I am a working man. Whatever it takes to deliver, I’m a working man. “
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