Maybe it was his serenity that drew me. Surely it’s what gave his portrayal of the title character in 1962’s Dr. No the dose of unease that assured his status as one of the best villains in the James Bond pantheon. Before that, Wiseman’s no-fuss presence enlivened such films as Detective Story, Viva Zapata and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. But he was a creature of the theater too–for my money, his was the single authentic presence in the National Actors Theater 2001 production of Judgement at Nuremberg. He’ll be missed; RIP.