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John Hurt CBE
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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(2011, on The Elephant Man) It took 12 hours to apply the original makeup. I thought to myself, "They have actually found a way of making me not enjoy a film." Christopher Tucker, who devised the makeup, applied it that first day and when he was done, I hobbled into the studio. I was in terror of anybody laughing, because if anybody had giggled or laughed at all, the whole house of cards would ...
He did the film History of the World: Part I
(1981) because he had just gotten through doing two seriously dramatic films and said that he wanted to have fun and do a comedy.
Often plays characters with positions of power