Saturday, September 27, 2008

Judo Gene LeBell answers my Dumb Question



The Underground MMA.TV forum had Gene LeBell offering to take questions. I offered up....


"Did Steve Martin require much prep when you did the high crotch lift into a garbage can scene in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid?"


LeBell.."Mr. Wind: "Steve Martin is my favorite living comedian and he was a super athlete when we shot our films together. When you lift somebody by the crotch they don't need any prep, they just jump."

I have a lot of LeBell's books and video. I'm just a huge fan of the idea of Gene LeBell. Toughest man on Earth. It was a kick to have him give me a funny answer from what has to be an infinite library of anecdotes on Hollywood stunt work.

Arrgh. I had Gene's name spelled wrong initially. Sorry about that Gene. (Don't want that guy mad at me.)

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Craft Services on the set of Mothman


My head was very freshly shaven. But the "blueing" of my beard and head are very pronounced in the photo.