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Losing the Loincloth: Alexander Skarsgard Dishes on the Important Change to His Skimpy Tarzan Getup

27 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Alexander Skarsgard is plenty shirtless in The Legend of Tarzan but admits that fans expecting to see a traditionally loincloth-clad Lord of the Jungle - including costar Samuel L. Jackson’s daughter - may be disappointed unless they keep an extra sharp eye out. It's not for lack of his own enthusiasm: "I was trying to get a little sexy loincloth [to wear]," Skarsgard revealed during a press conference promoting the film. "I was trying to convince [director] David Yates for weeks when we were doing prep." But Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, had already conceived of story centering »

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Losing the Loincloth: Alexander Skarsgard Dishes on the Important Change to His Skimpy Tarzan Getup

27 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Alexander Skarsgard is plenty shirtless in The Legend of Tarzan but admits that fans expecting to see a traditionally loincloth-clad Lord of the Jungle - including costar Samuel L. Jackson’s daughter - may be disappointed unless they keep an extra sharp eye out. It's not for lack of his own enthusiasm: "I was trying to get a little sexy loincloth [to wear]," Skarsgard revealed during a press conference promoting the film. "I was trying to convince [director] David Yates for weeks when we were doing prep." But Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, had already conceived of story centering »

- Scott Huver

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Swing, Tarzan, Swing! Ch.3: Lex Barker... and Queen Dorothy Dandridge?

29 May 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As we approach the release of The Legend of Tarzan (2016) we're ogling past screen incarnations of the Lord of the Apes...

After Buster Crabbe filled a loincloth beautifully and Johnny Weissmuller & Maureen O'Sullivan gave us the deservedly definitive Golden Age Tarzan and Jane, the franchise had to recast or close shop. O'Sullivan left first and by the late 40s Weissmuller was feeling too old for the role and also called it quits. The producer Sol Lesser wasn't about to let the profitable franchise go, though, and led a search for a replacement. The winner was Lex Barker, a then little known blue blood actor from New York who had been disowned by his family for choosing an acting career (!) and he took up the loincloth in 1949 for Tarzan's Magic Fountain.

I opted to watch Barker's third go at the character in Tarzan's Peril (sometimes called Tarzan and the Jungle Queen »

- NATHANIEL R

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