Kevin J Smith

  1. Billy Zane, ThePhantom, 1995.    The outsider from New Zealand – not, naturally, the rotund New Jersey auteur – might have needed the muscle suit made for the hero.  Zane did not. He’d been keen on the comics since 1988 and pumping iron that long in order to fill any suit with real muscles for any film version. First director interested in filming Lee Falk’s hero was Sergio Leone. Next, Joe Dante. Finally, Aussie Simon Wincer, who shot it back home.


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