Robert Englund

  1. Harrison Ford, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, 1976.
  2. Gary Busey, Lethal Weapon, 1986. Great chance to take a rest from Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger (1984-2005) but he had no spare time to be the heroin gang’s enforcer, Mr Joshua. With ordinary hands…
  3. George Clooney, From Dusk Till Dawn, 1995.        Quentin Tarantino’s comedy-horror was once due as part of TV’s Tales From The Crypt – and as a movie for Englund. 
  4. Eric Roberts, Doctor Who (The Movie), TV, 1996. 
  5. Robert Hossein, MDC – Maschera di cera (Wax Mask), Italy-France, 1997.        Re-hash of Mystery of the Wax Museum, produced by director Dario Argento, directed by Italy’s top sfx technician, Sergio Stivaletti after the death of the maestro Lucio Fulci. Hossein, a French film actor and stage-screen director, was Fulci’s choice; Stivaletti preferred Englund. “He would have to have been far crazier.”
  6. Michael Massee, Rizzoli & Isles, TV, 2010-2013.     Main villain of this latest take on Cagney & Lacey was jailed serial killer, Charles Hoyt, planning to kill his nemesis, Boston PD  Detective Jane  Rizzoli before he dies of cancer… Hoyt was aimed at the usual oddballs: Brad Dourif, Robert Englund (aka Freddy Krueger), Michael Ironside,  John Lithgow. Plus a few surprises like Mark Hamill (helluva switch from Luke Skywalker!), old RoboCopper Peter Weller and, somewhat stupidly,  Paul Ruebens  – Pee-Wee Herman as a vengeful killer.  That would have his dumbest move since  going  to the XXX South Trail Cinema. In his Sarasota  home town in Florida, on July 26, 1991.


 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  6