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Last year we visited the New York set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and were surprised to learn that even though these characters had existed for 30 years, filmmakers wanted a fresh approach and looked for inspiration from existing movie characters, as well as famous actors and world leaders.  So when you watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this weekend, see if you can spot any similarities between your favorite turtle and the person or character that served as inspiration for his new, updated look.  Leonardo According to Visual Effects Supervisor Pablo Helman, Leonardo has Russell Crowe’s eyes and Nelson Mandela’s lips, as well as the leadership sense of Tom Hanks’ character from Saving Private Ryan.   Michelangelo When it came...

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