05/11/2014 05:41 pm ET | Updated May 11, 2014

Leslie Carlson Dead: 'Videodrome' Actor Dies At 81


Leslie "Les" Carlson has died at the age of 81. Cause of death was not released. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor was found in his Toronto home on May 3.

Over his career, Carlson appeared in various David Cronenberg films, such as "The Dead Zone" (1983), "The Fly" (1986) and, most recently, "Camera" (2000), but will be best remembered for his role as Barry Convex in the sci-fi classic, "Videodrome."

Please recognize Carlson's career with a moment of silence or relive his role as the head of Spectacular Optical Corp., as he attempts to brainwash James Woods (Max) in the terrifyingly hallucinatory clip below.


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