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David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly

David Bowie [2]

Born:January 8, 1947
Died:January 11, 2016 (69)
Filmography Rating:8.53 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.87 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.56 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:60.70%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Labyrinth [1986](39) => Jareth the Goblin King
Zoolander [2001](54) => Himself

Trivia that mentions this person: everything else Vol. 2 [2006]
  • In {Halloween Fairstival}, the [Homestar Runner] characters are dressed in the following costumes for Halloween: Homestar Runner is Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) from Caddyshack, Strong Bad is Cesar Romero as the Joker from Batman: The Movie, Pom Pom is The Big Boy of his namesake's restaurant chain, The Cheat is Sigmund (voiced by Billy Barty) from [Sigmund and the Sea Monsters], Marzipan is Willie Nelson, Strong Sad is David Bowie, Strong Mad is [?] Ben Wallace of the Detroit Pistons, Bubs is one of the Three Most Important People In the World from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Coach Z is [?] Tupac Shakur, The King of Town is the Mayor of Halloweentown from The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Poopsmith is Lion-O from [Thundercats], and Homsar is Kumar from Bottle Rocket.
    Labyrinth [1986]
  • The tricks that Jareth does with the crystal balls are all done on-set with no camera trickery. They were not, however, done by David Bowie. A juggler called [?] Michael Moschen used his hands (in many cases, without being able to actually see what he was doing) to make it look like Jareth was doing the tricks.
  • David Bowie was one of the three choices for Jareth. The other two were Michael Jackson and Sting.
  • Michael Jackson, [?] Prince, and Mick Jagger were considered to play Jareth. Jim Henson preferred Sting, until his kids convinced him that David Bowie (who had reached his peak of mainstream popularity with the "Let's Dance" album) would be best suited to it. Bowie wanted to make a children's movie, liked the concept, and found the script funnier and more amusing than many other contemporary special effects movies.
    Muppet Treasure Island [1996]
  • David Bowie and Mick Jagger were both seriously considered for the role of Long John Silver before Tim Curry was cast.
    Zoolander [2001]
  • Ben Stiller wrote David Bowie's scene as judge of the walk-off into the script without knowing for sure whether he would agree to it.
    Underworld: Extended Cut [2003]
  • Len Wiseman wanted David Bowie to appear as a vampire at the vampire's feast, but due to some time problems it did not work out.
    TRON: Legacy [2010]
  • Michael Sheen drew inspiration from [?] Mae West and Ziggy Stardust (a persona of singer David Bowie) for his performance. Sheen himself is a very big fan of the original Tron and when he was offered the role of Zuse he wanted to immediately accept the role. Sheen's agents didn't want Disney to find out that he wanted to be in the film badly, because then Disney could get away with paying Sheen an incredibly low sum of cash for his acting.
    A View to a Kill [1985]
  • Singer David Bowie was offered the part of Max Zorin. Bowie turned down the role in favor of one in Labyrinth.
    Starship Troopers [1997]
  • The band at the graduation party plays a David Bowie song called "I Have Not Been To Oxford Town". The lyrics are reworked a bit to refer to the 23rd century rather than the 21st.
    The Muppet Show: Season 3 [1978]
  • During the course of the show, Jim Henson wrote out a list of dream guests, and urged the writers and puppeteers to do the same. Henson's list included [?] Bil Baird, Shari Lewis, [?] Burr Tillstrom, Stan Freberg, [?] Mae West, Mia Farrow, [?] Princess Anne, Kim Novak, and [?] Katharine Hepburn. The Muppet performers and writing staff list included Dustin Hoffman, David Bowie, [?] Salvador Dalí, Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, [?] Frank Zappa, Meryl Streep, the entire Monty Python troupe, and The Beatles.
    Moana [2016]
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda has stated the character of Tamatoa the Giant Crab was a tribute to musician David Bowie.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • Director James Gunn revealed that he and Producer [?] Kevin Feige wanted David Bowie to appear in a cameo before his death on January 10, 2016.
    Justice League [2017]
  • At one point a newspaper cover story announces that certain beings have returned to their alien worlds. Two of them are David Bowie and [?] Prince, both of whom died and who were considered eccentric icons of world culture.
    Hercules [1997]
  • Jack Nicholson, Willem Dafoe, and David Bowie were all considered for the voice of Hades. John Lithgow was originally cast as Hades and recorded all of the dialogue, but was ultimately replaced with James Woods in the final film.
    Jojo Rabbit [2019]
  • The opening song is "Komm, gib mir deine Hand", the German language version of The Beatles' {"I Want to Hold Your Hand"}, released on 4 February 1964 in Germany. The closing song is the German version of David Bowie's {"Heroes"}, released in 1977, which is about two lovers separated by the Berlin Wall.
    Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives [1986]
  • In order to keep the film's storyline a secret the production was given the fake title "Aladdin Sane," both as a pun, "a lad insane" referencing the storyline of a mental patient pursued by a killer, and in keeping with the series' tradition of using David Bowie song/album titles as fake names. An LP of Bowie's "Aladdin Sane" can be seen on the table in the girl's cabin approximately 33 minutes into the movie.