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Michael Ironside

 

  1. Peter Weller, RoboCop, 1986    He was Robo-atttached for some time before it as realised that, at 5ft 10ins, Ironside was too short for the RoboCostume.  Weller who gave up a role in Kong Kongto be the hero,was the perfect 6ft.
  2. Powers Boothe, Mutant Species, 1994.    Director David A Prior had big ideas - Arnold Schwarzenegger and  Jean-Claude Van Damme, opposite Dee Wallace Stone and Michael Ironside as Frost. The suits cut his cloth to match his  his B-horror flick. However, Prior got his way about  Powers Boothe… and the ex-Captain Marvel: Jackson Bostwick.

  3. Kevin Kilner, Earth: Final Conflict, TV, 1997-2001.  Ironside was all set to be Commander William Boone when Kilner was given the role. After 24 chapters, he was gone, too, replaced by Robert Leeshock’s Major Liam Kincaid. The series was forever changing faces in fits of pique over contractual, creative and financial rows. It was billed as a Gene  Roddenberry space opera although Mr Star Trek  been dead for six years and had left onlty a premise scribbled on a serviette and notes on bits of paper  including the back of receipts.
  4. James Woods, Hercules, 1997.    The directors had no idea who should voice Hades.  “Why don’t you ask Jack?”suggested their Philoctetes, Danny Vito. Jack was keen. For his nomal fee - between $10m and $15m. Disney offered… $500,000.  Hence talks began with David Bowie, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Phil Hartman, Michael Ironside, Michael Keaton, Martin Landau, Broadway’s Terrence Mann, Ron Silver, Kevin Spacey, and Rod Steiger. Then, John Lithgow got the gig and recorded it all. Next thing he knew, Jimmy Woods was adlibbing Hades to glory with Robin Williams/Aladdinbravura.  And made it a growth industry with the TV series and  various video games. 

  5. 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 usualoddballs: Brad Dourif, Robert Englund (aka Freddie 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 kille! 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.

     





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