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Ron Perlman [15]


Born:April 13, 1950 (71)
Filmography Rating:7.13 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.83 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.03 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:69.49%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Alien Resurrection: Special Edition [1997](47) => Johner
Alien Resurrection [1997](47) => Johner
Titan A.E. [2000](50) => Professor Sam Tucker
The Tick [2001](51) => Fiery Blaze
Star Trek: Nemesis [2002](52) => Reman Viceroy Vkruk
Blade II [2002](52) => Reinhardt
Hellboy [2004](54) => Hellboy
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms [2006](56) => Hellboy
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron [2007](57) => Hellboy
The Spiderwick Chronicles [2008](58) => Red Cap (voice) (uncredited)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army [2008](58) => Hellboy
Tangled [2010](60) => Stabbington Brother (voice)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters [2013](63) => Polyphemus  (voice)
Pacific Rim [2013](63) => Hannibal Chau
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [2016](66) => Gnarlack

Trivia that mentions this person:
Alien Resurrection: Collector's Edition [1997]
  • Sigourney Weaver made the behind-the-back half-court basketball shot successfully after two weeks of basketball practice, tutored by a basketball coach. Her conversion rate during that two weeks was about one shot in from every six. When the day came to shoot the scene, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet wanted to have the ball dropped in from above, rather than wait for Weaver to sink the shot herself, which "would probably take about 200 takes". Weaver insisted that the she could get the shot in herself, which she was finally allowed to do. She sunk the shot on the very first take, even though she was six feet further past the three-point line. Ron Perlman was completely stunned (and thoroughly impressed), and turned directly at the camera and broke character, saying, "Oh my God!" The editors looked at the shot and decided that there was "enough room to get the scissors in". Weaver was excited about making the shot, but Jeunet was concerned that audiences would believe the shot to be faked due to the ball leaving the frame. Upon Weaver's insistence, he kept the shot as it was. Weaver described the miracle shot as one of the best moments in her life, after her wedding day and the birth of her daughter, of course.
  • Winona Ryder nearly drowned during the filming of the underwater scene, as did actor Ron Perlman. At one point, when trying to surface, he hit his head on a sprinkler in the ceiling, knocking him out cold. He was rescued by nearby film crew members.
    Alien Resurrection [1997]
  • Sigourney Weaver made the behind-the-back half-court basketball shot successfully after two weeks of basketball practice, tutored by a basketball coach. Her conversion rate during that two weeks was about one shot in from every six. When the day came to shoot the scene, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet wanted to have the ball dropped in from above, rather than wait for Weaver to sink the shot herself, which "would probably take about 200 takes". Weaver insisted that the she could get the shot in herself, which she was finally allowed to do. She sunk the shot on the very first take, even though she was six feet further past the three-point line. Ron Perlman was completely stunned (and thoroughly impressed), and turned directly at the camera and broke character, saying, "Oh my God!" The editors looked at the shot and decided that there was "enough room to get the scissors in". Weaver was excited about making the shot, but Jeunet was concerned that audiences would believe the shot to be faked due to the ball leaving the frame. Upon Weaver's insistence, he kept the shot as it was. Weaver described the miracle shot as one of the best moments in her life, after her wedding day and the birth of her daughter, of course.
  • Winona Ryder nearly drowned during the filming of the underwater scene, as did actor Ron Perlman. At one point, when trying to surface, he hit his head on a sprinkler in the ceiling, knocking him out cold. He was rescued by nearby film crew members.
    Alien Resurrection: Special Edition [1997]
  • Sigourney Weaver made the behind-the-back half-court basketball shot successfully after two weeks of basketball practice, tutored by a basketball coach. Her conversion rate during that two weeks was about one shot in from every six. When the day came to shoot the scene, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet wanted to have the ball dropped in from above, rather than wait for Weaver to sink the shot herself, which "would probably take about 200 takes". Weaver insisted that the she could get the shot in herself, which she was finally allowed to do. She sunk the shot on the very first take, even though she was six feet further past the three-point line. Ron Perlman was completely stunned (and thoroughly impressed), and turned directly at the camera and broke character, saying, "Oh my God!" The editors looked at the shot and decided that there was "enough room to get the scissors in". Weaver was excited about making the shot, but Jeunet was concerned that audiences would believe the shot to be faked due to the ball leaving the frame. Upon Weaver's insistence, he kept the shot as it was. Weaver described the miracle shot as one of the best moments in her life, after her wedding day and the birth of her daughter, of course.
  • Winona Ryder nearly drowned during the filming of the underwater scene, as did actor Ron Perlman. At one point, when trying to surface, he hit his head on a sprinkler in the ceiling, knocking him out cold. He was rescued by nearby film crew members.
    Hellboy [2004]
  • After completion of the Hellboy make-up, the only part of Ron Perlman's body that can actually be seen are his eyelids.
  • Ron Perlman's make up took four hours to apply.
  • Ron Perlman broke a rib while filming the subway scenes. He jumped onto a train that was coming towards him at about 45 mph.
  • Very early on in the film's preproduction, the filmmakers considered putting Hellboy's giant stone hand on his left arm rather than the right, so as to grant the actor playing Hellboy the full use of his right hand. Ron Perlman turned out to be left-handed, so the filmmakers were able to preserve the Right Hand of Doom.
  • Upon meeting to discuss the movie, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and director Guillermo del Toro decided to reveal to each other their choice for the lead role of Hellboy. They both said at the same time, Ron Perlman.
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army [2008]
  • Roy Dotrice (King Balor) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) starred together in the TV series [Beauty and the Beast].
    Watchmen [2009]
  • Casting rumors over the years included Sigourney Weaver (Sally Jupiter); John Hurt, Robin Williams, [?] Doug Hutchison, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, [?] Glen Hansard (Rorschach); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren (Dr. Manhattan); Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey, Ron Perlman, Thomas Jane (Comedian); Richard Gere, Kevin Costner, John Cusack, Joaquin Phoenix (Nite Owl); Nathan Fillion (either Comedian or Nite Owl); Jamie Lee Curtis, [?] Hilary Swank, Jessica Biel, Hilary Duff (Silk Spectre); Tom Cruise, Jude Law (Ozymandias). In the finished film, Jackie Earle Haley is the only one of the seven primary cast members who was even in the film industry when the movie was first attempted.
    Blade II [2002]
  • Scud wears a T-shirt featuring the logo of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, a reference to Mike Mignola's [Hellboy] comic, the film adaptation of which Guillermo del Toro directs and Ron Perlman stars.
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [2013]
  • When Guillermo del Toro was going to film the series, he had Ron Perlman in mind to voice Smaug.
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Extended Edition [2014]
  • When Guillermo del Toro was going to film the series, he had Ron Perlman in mind to voice Smaug.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow, Alec Baldwin, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, Michael Biehn, Mel Gibson, and Liam Neeson were considered for the role of Ego. Matthew McConaughey was considered to play Ego, but passed on the role in favor of The Dark Tower.
    Deadpool 2 [2018]
  • Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Pierce Brosnan and David Harbour were all considered for the role of Cable.
    Hellboy [2019]
  • David Harbour described his portrayal of Hellboy as a teenage version of Ron Perlman's Hellboy: "He's younger and tougher, and really struggling with the idea of whether or not he's a good person."
  • In mid 2012, Ron Perlman once again endured the 4-hour makeup routine required to transform him into Hellboy - not for a sequel or other acting job but to fulfill the Make-A-Wish request of a six-year-old boy named Zachary who has leukemia. Creature effects house Spectral Motion, who had worked on the two previous [Hellboy films], applied Perlman's Hellboy makeup (and later, also made up Zachary as Hellboy as well), so that Zachary could spend the day hanging out with his favorite superhero. Guillermo del Toro was so touched by this event that it inspired him to start production on Hellboy 3. However, the project was announced to be cancelled and this reboot's development started soon after.
  • Following the success that Deadpool (2016) had in getting the movie made through social media, Ron Perlman tweeted a proposal that if #HellboyIII started trending that a third Hellboy film might finally get funds to be made. Instead they made the reboot, completely unrelated.
    Pacific Rim [2013]
  • Ron Perlman's character, Hannibal Chau, could be named after James Hong's character, Hannibal Chew, in Blade Runner (1982), as Guillermo del Toro has named the film as a huge inspiration for him as a director.
  • Ron Perlman kept the shoes he wore on this film. Later on, his wife had them melted down and converted into a pair of heels for herself.
  • This was the first Guillermo del Toro film to feature Ron Perlman as a human character, since Cronos (1993).
    Jack Reacher [2012]
  • Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, Cary Elwes, Colin Farrell, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Mel Gibson, Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren, Edward Norton, Ron Perlman, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Kurt Russell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Vince Vaughn, Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis were all considered for Jack Reacher.
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs [2009]
  • Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Nicolas Cage, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Ed Harris, Tommy Lee Jones, Michael Keaton, Stephen Lang, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ron Perlman, Bill Paxton, Dennis Quaid, Kurt Russell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Travolta, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Bruce Willis were all considered for Buck.