Shane Black

  1. Ernest Borgnine, Small Soldiers, 1997.     Fans thought it wild that director Joe Dante invited The Dirty Dozen to voice the very GI Joe Commando Elite force – Brick Bazooka, Butch Meathook, etc. Borgnine, Jim Brown, Clint Walker, George Kennedy and Dick Miller agreed. (Charles Bronson refused and Richard Jackel died during production). Cheered or jeered, it was not Dante’s first plan. He’d wanted the 1986 Predator guys, led by Arnold Schwarzenegger as Chip Hazard and scenarist Black as Kip Killagin. For publicity over impact as – Schwarzi and Walker apart – most voices of either squad were not instantly recognisable. Not like real stars.

 Usual occupation: ScenaristBirth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  2