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Rhinoceros (1974) Poster

(1974)

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During the rehearsals of his transformation scene, Zero Mostel refused to break any of the props, wanting to leave the destruction until he was actually shooting the scene.
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The Broadway production of "Rhinoceros" by Eugène Ionesco and translated by Derek Prouse opened at the Longacre Theater in New York on January 9, 1961 and ran for 240 performances.
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Zero Mostel won the 1961 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for "Rhinoceros" as John and recreated his role in this filmed production.
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Using a real rhinoceros was considered but it was deemed to be too difficult to manage so the effect was achieved through shadows, camerawork and props.
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