Tom Savini

1. – Fred Williamson, From Dusk Till Dawn, 1996. Director George Romero’s legendary horror make-up genius – and bit-player – once rejected an offer from a Manhattan Beach video store clerk called Tarantino to make a personal appearance at Video Archives. He accepted Quentin’s next offer –   and   joined the Duskers, preferring   Sex Machine (and his crotch)   to the role of Frost.

2. – Richard   Rutowski, U Turn, 1997.   Impressed by the above role, scenarist-director Oliver Stone called up Savini for Second Biker – but his SFX male-up assignments   intervened and Stone’s producer filled in. Savini has since gone   further than his idol, Lon Caney, by adding director to his status of actor-stuntman-make-up artist.

3. – George Rossi,  RPM, 1997.  Tarantino compadre Roger Avary wrote the script – for Lundgren, Daniel Auteuil,  Yun-Fat Chow, Matt Dillon, Tcheky Karyo, Nastassja Kinski, Vanessa Paradis, Tom Savini, Terence Stamp – and Avary’s Killing Zoe stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade and  Eric Stoltz.  He  then decided against directing. The producer hired Ian Sharp  “and the two guys who did Grumpier Old Men [!?!] to rewrite my script.” Actually, Donald Cammell (using the pseudonym Franklin Brauner), helped out just before his death.  Avary removed his name from the ensuing mess.

 Usual occupation: Horror Make-up GeniusBirth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  3