While the Freddy in the movies was the deadliest thing the cast had ever come across, haunting them on and off throughout an entire series and killing plenty of them, in real life they were all actors and professionals. Freddy Krueger’s actor, Robert Englund, was reportedly scared even of himself – he’s reported that his iconic character gives him nightmares.
As this image shows, even in his famous frightening look, Englund was well-liked by the rest of the cast. He probably enjoyed the positive attention, even as he was getting used to him being an icon of fear.
While Voldemort and Dumbledore did know each other before the former's turn to one of the most evil characters in book history, they were never this friendly. No, this image simply shows actors Michael Gambon (Dumbledore) and Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort) sharing a laugh and a snack while resting their legs between shots. What Potterhead wouldn't give their wand to be able to listen in on this conversation?
Their body language and expressions don't show any fear or animosity, which might surprise you until you remember these are two old pros – they've worked on movies before, and know how to treat co-workers.
Magical Characters Make for a Magical Series
The Harry Potter books and movies are famous for memorable and unique characters that seem oh-so-alive. Anybody who picks up a copy or pops a disk into their player knows that kind Dumbledore is the good guy, while nostril-less Lord Voldemort is the bad guy at first glance.
The two characters couldn't be more opposed, both in their looks, their goals, and their methods. For most of the series, the two characters are in a duel of wits and power with young Harry Potter at the center. But how did the two actors treat each other when the cameras weren't rolling?
Freddy's Ready for You
The eighties were a treasure trove of slasher films for the horror movie fan, and few were more well known than the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' series. The iconic villain, nightmare creature Freddy Krueger, wields his sharp glove and sneaks into the dreams of the kids on Elm Street, with a classic burned face, striped sweater, dowdy brown hat, and bone-chilling rhyme.
If you're looking for some scares this Halloween, this movie series is sure to deliver, and you'll even see some familiar faces – the first movie was Johnny Depp's first big role. But the real draw here is Freddy.
The Many Faces of Hugo Weaving
Famous actor Hugo Weaving – well known for his role as Agent Smith as well as Elrond from the 'Lord of the Rings' movies – had numerous duplicate faces made for other actors to portray him, since Agent Smith gains the ability to turn other people into copies of himself. Plenty were needed, and while CGI did help with the process, a few rubber heads were made to make the process easier.
This picture shows just how detailed the process was, able to replicate Agent Smith down to an exact science, just like in the movie itself.