Anyone who has seen the raucous biopic “I, Tonya” knows that one of the film’s highlights is Shawn Eckhardt, Jeff Gillooly’s aloof best friend and “bodyguard” to Tonya Harding
. Throughout the film, Eckhardt, often squinting and covered in food, talks about how he’s trained in “recognizance,” eventually telling Gillooly that he “knows a guy” who can scare Nancy Kerrigan
, which sets “The Incident
” into action.
While actor Paul Walter Hauser
’s portrayal of Eckhardt almost seems too comical to be real, the film smartly shows actual video evidence of the man in question during the film’s credits, proving Hauser really did stick the landing, nailing the voice, the squinting, and the ridiculous, unbelievable bragging.
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