Yes, as noted above, not only did Hugh Keays-Byrne appear in two Mad Max movies, he played the main antagonist both times. "Thanks for all the entertainment, sir".
The Mad Max franchise has seen a few iconic stars over the years, but one of the most notable was Anglo-Australian performer Hugh Keays-Byrne, the only one to portray two villains across the four films, but ComingSoon.net is sad to report (via ScreenCrush) that the actor has died at the age of 73. In 1979's Mad Max, Keays-Byrne appeared as Toecutter, the leader of a motorcycle gang terrorizing a small town in dystopian Australia.
He added: "I'm continually floored that he played Toecutter, the central antagonist of 1979's MAD MAX *and* Immortan Joe, the central antagonist 2015's MAD MAX: FURY ROAD".
So far, Hugh's cause of death is unknown.
The actor and director was born in 1947 to British parents in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (part of the British Raj then, now India) and moved to Australia in 1973 to pursue a career in film and television.
When one thinks of the Mad Max franchise, among the people who understandably come first to mind are George Miller, who's directed and co-written all the Mad Max movies, and Mel Gibson, who starred as the eponymous protagonist in its first three installments.
Keays-Byrne was previously Mad Max director George Miller's choice to play Martian Manhunter in his proposed version of Justice League that nearly happened, but was eventually canceled and replaced by the DC Extended Universe series of films.
"For an old ham like me, it's great fun", the actor told USA Today of playing the Mad Max roles.
His character Immortan Joe died at the end of the film.
While speaking about his role in an interview with The Independent, Keays-Byrne said he was "surprised - pleasantly surprised" to be asked to return to the film series.
When quizzed on whether Gibson's or Hardy's portrayal of Max he preferred, the actor replied: "Comparisons are odious".