With the entire internet currently losing it’s collective shit over Halloween and how awesome it’s going to be (so awesome, you guys) we at Factfiend wanted to join the festivities with a week-ish or Halloween content. Today we’d like to talk about how the actor who played Pinhead was really good at applying his own make-up.
Cramming a film’s soundtrack full of Queen songs is the cinematic equivalent of rolling a turd in glitter in to hide the smell. This said, the trick has been used to great effect in several quite good films, like Wayne’s World, a scene actor Mike Myers fought tooth and nail to have included.
J. Jonah Jameson is a character defined by three things, his irrational dislike of Spider-Man, his gruff personality and that fucking moustache. Despite his outwardly dickish personality though, the comics he hailed from have established that Jameson is actually a big softy, though he tends to have trouble showing this side of his personality.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a watershed moment for film, mainly because of the copious amounts of hyper-realistic ultra-violence shown off throughout. As it turns out more of this than you’d expect was real, largely because the guy playing Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen, couldn’t be arsed in most of his scenes.
You’d think given that he literally never says a word and spends the majority of his screen-time wearing a Colgate-white mask with no way to emote through it, you’d think portraying Michael Myers would be a piece of piss. Well not according to the guys who’ve played him. Or at least, most of them.