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Alan Tudyk On Alan Tudyk | …On the missing link between Transformers and Sandra Bullock rehab-dramedy 28 Days
…On the missing link between Transformers and Sandra Bullock rehab-dramedy 28 Days

That character [in Transformers] is actually very similar to the character I did in 28 Days with Sandra Bullock, Gerhardt Weihnacht. He was the gay German who is in rehab. I decided that it’s the same guy: he had gotten out of rehab, got himself on the right track and then… entered the army, became a specialist, found that he had skills in computers and weapons. Then he got burned out after too much killing and just decided to become a valet to Agent Simmons. There’s a moment where he just goes crazy, and I say, “That’s the old me” and that was all based on that bullshit idea that it was the same guy.

Hopefully Sandra Bullock will turn up in the fourth instalment, that’d be a wonderful crossover. And Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West! Bring ‘em all! Marianne Jean-Baptiste. They’re some bad-ass actors. That was my favourite movie of my own for a long time. There was no script for that ending: the movie ended a different way and the audiences they showed it to didn’t like it and they liked the weepy, gay, German guy so we did the scene in the flower shop in a day; director Betty Thomas came in with the basic idea, and that was it!

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Hampstead Bandit, we could comment until we cry ourselves to sleep at the personal injury that was the cancellation of Firefly. :(( Damn Fox to HELL! More

Posted by joe4560 on Saturday October 15, 2011, 19:57

2 "I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar"
Most importantly, Mr Tudyk does get to come out with one of the greatest lines in geekdom history. Just what does that mean?! God, I loved Firefly/Serenity; the greatest TV show that never was. More

Posted by HamTheMan on Thursday October 6, 2011, 13:05

3 Knocked Up
"Tighten." (while wincing, doing a "tighten" gesture with both hands) More

Posted by teacher_guy on Sunday October 2, 2011, 00:52

4 Strangers With Candy
One of his best rolls to date was on the two-part episode of Strangers With Candy as a cult leader. He was absolutely hilarious. He had some of the best dialogue. More

Posted by cwhorn on Friday September 30, 2011, 08:38

5 Firefly?
how come no comments about the sublime TV show "Firefly" (which led to the movie Serenity after massive fan protests at the cancellation of the TV show after barely a season) Firefly has just been released on HD Blu-Ray, a comment from the good Mr. Tudyk would have been fantastic good article otherwise.... More

Posted by hampstead bandit on Saturday September 24, 2011, 21:08

6 Huh!
No mention of Pirate Steve in Dodgeball?? More

Posted by stevos on Saturday September 24, 2011, 00:58

7 Tudyk for Hulk!
Alan Tudyk is a genius. He should so play Bruce Banner, as long as they go back to the "don't make him angry" as opposed to "don't let his heart rate get too high" What was that all about? I'm fairly certain that for people who aren't sicko's rage and sexual excitement aren't usually connected..... Anyway, the moment when he changes from a hippy environmentalist architect to a serial killer in Dollhouse with absolutely nothing but a change in posture and facial expression is amazing. He even manages to make his clothes seem to change from pyjamas to a serious outfit. More

Posted by bobsuncorp on Friday September 23, 2011, 20:24

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