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Robert Englund, Wes Craven

Robert Englund [10]


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Born:June 6, 1947 (73)
Filmography Rating:5.80 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.26 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.32 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:63.08%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Soap: Season 3 [1979](32) => Simon
V: The Original Miniseries [1983](36) => Willie
A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984](37) => Fred Krueger
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge [1985](38) => Freddy Krueger
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [1987](40) => Freddy Krueger
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master [1988](41) => Freddy Krueger
A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child [1989](42) => Freddy Krueger
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare [1991](44) => Freddy Krueger
New Nightmare [1994](47) => Robert Englund
Freddy vs. Jason [2003](56) => Freddy Krueger

Trivia that mentions this person:
A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984]
  • The scene were Freddy's arms elongate were achieved by having men with fishing poles on each side of the alley marionetting a set of puppet arms attached to actor Robert Englund.
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [1987]
  • For one week during filming, Robert Englund was working 24 hours every day. By day, he was wrapping up filming on his TV series [Downtown] and then would report to the A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors set at nights.
  • Robert Englund wrote a treatment for this movie. It wasn't used.
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master [1988]
  • First film in the series where Robert Englund receives top billing in the opening credits.
    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge [1985]
  • In the opening sequence, the bus driver is Robert Englund without the heavy "Freddy Krueger" make-up and his signature clothing.
  • New Line originally refused to give Robert Englund a pay raise, and an extra was cast as Freddy at the start of production. After two weeks of filming, Robert Shaye realized his error and met Englund's demands.
    New Nightmare [1994]
  • There was a scene in the script that depicted a Robert Englund Freddy nightmare. The nightmare had Robert stuck in a spider-like web and the new "DEMON" Freddy was a giant spider. This was dropped because it didn't fit with the film's overall tone.
  • In the ending credits, Freddy Krueger is credited as himself, even though Robert Englund reprises the role.
  • The first time Miko Hughes saw Robert Englund in full Freddy make-up, he was so frightened he ran into his mother's arms.
    A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child [1989]
  • During the sequence in which the nun (Amanda) is raped by the criminally insane, Robert Englund is wandering around in the background without his Freddy makeup - including one shot in which the camera lingers on him for a few seconds.
  • When Alice wakes up from her nightmare in the asylum, and Robert Englund appears beside her in bed and pins her down, originally he said, "There's no such thing as safe sex." The line was excised from the film.
    Freddy vs. Jason [2003]
  • The final film in which Robert Englund plays the role of Freddy Krueger.