All the way back in 1924, a few filmmakers got together to film this legendary lion. It might not have been at the backdrop of a movie, but there’s still plenty of early tech needed to capture the famous roar and shaking mane.
The nineteen twenties was right at the start of the movie industry as a whole, and sounded movies in particular, so it must have been quite a start to movie audiences to have a lion roaring at them when they might not even be used to hearing the actors talk. We wonder if the lion was paid.
Take a Big Drink, Daniels
If the actor inside C-3PO needed to get a quick drink but didn't want to have to pull himself out of his suit, he had a cup with a straw – classic. We're not sure exactly what's in the cup, but it was likely just water, since the hot outfit and hotter sun probably led to plenty of sweating.
He's drinking right through his C-3PO mouth, which tells us a little something about how the suit was made. We're beginning to wonder if, looking close enough, you could see Anthony Daniels' mouth moving during his lines.
The King of the Movies
There are plenty of movies that lead with the Metro Goldwyn Mayer title card, the lion roaring through the twisted and curled film strip.
You probably are aware it is a real lion, but what did it look like while filming? The reverberating roars and majestic look of the king of beasts has always been an eye-catching sight, even oh-so long ago.
Every Danced With the Devil in the Pale Moonlight?
Tim Burton's 'Batman' is an iconic part of superhero movie history, thanks to the dark and whimsical Gotham city, the famous caped crusader himself, and the wild, wacky, and killer Joker, as played by Jack Nicholson. He killed his role, allowing himself to go a little bit crazy as the clown prince of crime.
This 1989 movie is one of the lasting films for hero fans, even if superheroes have been popping up every couple of months, from 'Batman' and 'Superman' to 'Spider-Man', 'Black Panther', and many more.
Makeup is a Joke
While his quirky acting, the immaculate directing, and the memorable writing of Nicholson's Joker gave plenty of people chills, Jack still had to spend his time in the makeup chair to get ready for the role.
He might not have been a real psycho clown, but this behind the scenes picture gives us a little bit of insight as to why Nicholson let out all the stops whenever he was in front of the camera. After sitting still and getting your hair, lips, and face painted for hours on end, you'd probably feel a little bit crazy too!