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Billy Dee Williams is back as Colt 45 pitchman in new commercial

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Billy Dee Williams may not have reprised Lando Calrissian for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he’s back in another iconic role: Colt 45 spokesman.

Before fans start dream-casting Young Lando in the upcoming Han Solo prequel, Williams himself is here to remind everyone about the power of a true original. A new commercial for Colt 45 mixes clips of decades-old ads with Williams, with the actor’s voice intoning, “Sometimes change isn’t always a good thing when you got it right the first time around. Sometimes a true original doesn’t need to change a thing.” Then the modern-day Williams appears at the finish alongside Colt 45’s classic slogan, “It works every time.”

“I suppose that it has always been a part of my life because I put a face on it and a voice to it for so many years,” Williams told USA Today of his Colt 45 return, which he said highlighted “how interesting life is.”

Is the beginning of the Billy Dee Williamsaince? Only time will tell. Watch the clip below.

 

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