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"When an actor with unusual physical characteristics or skills appears on the set, directors often conceal them, shoot around them or ignore them. But isn't it more fun when they figure out how to work them in?"
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Actor Harrison Ford has a small but visible scar on his chin from a car accident. Which of his movies goes back in time to "explain" how his character received the scar as a teenager?
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Some would say that short stature is a barrier in the acting profession. For this actor, however, being small in size has been an important asset in winning parts in such very popular fantasy films as the 'Star Wars' series, the 'Harry Potter' films, 'Labyrinth' and 'Willow'.
Pregnancy is a difficult condition for an actor to conceal. This performer broke new ground when she become pregnant in the second season of her popular TV show by convincing the producers to let her character become pregnant and give birth as her own pregnancy started to show.
Mary Tyler Moore ('The Dick Van Dyke Show')
Lucille Ball ('I Love Lucy')
Sally Struthers ('All in the Family')
Jane Kaczmarek ('Malcolm in the Middle')
When this actress became pregnant in the middle of a long-running popular TV series, her character developed an eating disorder to account for the performer's changing shape.
Maura Tierney (Abby Lockhart on 'ER')
Julia Louis Dreyfus (Elaine Benes on 'Seinfeld')
Jane Leeves (Daphne Moon on 'Frasier')
Courtney Cox Arquette (Monica Geller Bing on 'Friends')
Perhaps the most radical solution for creatively using a performer's pregnancy during the shooting of a hit TV show is the one employed by this series, which wrote in a bizarre kidnapping for the character played by its leading actress.
'Bewitched' (Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens)
'The Avengers' (Diana Rigg as Emma Peel)
'The X-Files' (Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully)
'CSI - Crime Scene Investigation' (Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows)
This actor was almost seven feet tall (some say as much as 7' 4"). His great height brought him fame in the wrestling ring, appearances on TV shows like 'The Six Million Dollar Man', and a brief movie career. His best film was probably the enduring 1987 favourite 'The Princess Bride'. Although he went by many names, how is this "gentle giant" best known?
André the Giant
This actor sports many tattoos. Usually they are covered up, but in some films he reveals them, if they fit his character. For example, he is taken prisoner in one film when his real tattoo - in the shape of a bird - reveals his character's identity to his captors.
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
Burt Lancaster as Robert Stroud in 'The Birdman of Alcatraz'
Sean Penn as Daulton Lee in 'The Falcon and the Snowman'
Chris O'Donnell as Robin in 'Batman and Robin'
Geena Davis is a very talented archer and often shows off her skills with a bow and arrow in movies like 'Cutthroat Island', 'Fletch' and 'Earth Girls Are Easy'.
Viggo Mortensen is a skilled horseback rider, and performs his own riding in the 'Lord of the Rings' series and 'Hidalgo'.
Harrison Ford started his career as a carpenter. In which of these films does he show off this skill?
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