A man in a suit.
Ricou Browning donned the first suit to film the underwater gill monster in Creature from the Black Lagoon. He also worked in the sequels. He still lives today but not under water. He worked at Weeki Wachee and did stunt work. Browning was also involved as a director in Thunderball and Caddyshack. He received the Florida Legends Award.
|Ricou Browning as the Gill-man|
|Born||November 23, 1930 (age 83)
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
|Occupation||film director, actor, producer, screenwriter, underwater cinematographer, stuntman|
A Man in Makeup.
Boris Karloff sat for hours in a chair while Jack Pierce put on his makeup to transform him into Frankenstein. It was a tedious affair and Karloff endured the hours in the chair. He even went to lunch in the makeup for it would take hours to put it on and off. Originally the role was to be played by Bela Legosi but he looked laughable in the makeup. Boris pulled it off. Later Boris would play the mummy. The shoes for Frankenstein weighed eleven pounds. The copyright was procured for the makeup and outfit.
A man in Drag.
Dustin Hoffman. He played Tootsie and pulled it off. But in an interview he had a weird reaction.
I was shocked that I wasn’t more attractive,” he admits. “I said, ‘Now you have me looking like a woman, now make me beautiful.’ I thought I should be beautiful if I was going to be a woman. I would want to be as beautiful as possible.”
When the makeup team assured him that there was nothing else they could do to make him more “beautiful,” Hoffman says he had an “epiphany” that shook him.
Three men known for not playing men. We are a strange lot Horatio.