May 25, 1977: Star Wars is released.
Before the release of his first Star Wars film, George Lucas was convinced that his genre-busting space opera epic would flop at the box office, so he made a bet with Steven Spielberg, whose science-fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind was also set to release that year. If Spielberg’s film made more money than his own, he would collect a percentage of whatever profit Close Encounters made, and vice versa. Spielberg’s sci-fi classic made an impressive $337 million by the end of its run, but Star Wars made nearly $800 million which, adjusted for inflation, makes it the third highest-grossing film of all time (it also spawned a franchise which, according to some estimates, has yielded a total revenue of $27 billion). Needless to say, Spielberg lost the battle of films but won the bet, and reportedly continues to benefit from that bet today.
“For the last 20 years of my life, I’ve been wearing something unrecognizable. I’ve been acting for 20 years now and I’ve been under the radar.”- Doug Jones
Wow I know most of those characters and didn’t know they were the same person.
Um.. I think he deserves a role without make up.
WOW…I had no idea that he played one of The Gentlemen in Buffy…they were some of my favourite monsters, they scared me SO MUCH O.O
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME I HAD NO IDEA THESE WERE ALL THE SAME DUDE. That’s amazing!
I’ve seen all of these except the last one (and I’m glad I didn’t see the last one because HOLY FUCK THAT IS TERRIFYING) but I had NO IDEA these were the same guy! That’s awesome! He has pretty badass taste in suits, too.
~About 30 seconds of a real bunny snuggling a fake bunny~