Posted by Will Ooi | Posted in Favourites, Gaming | Tags: Games & Movies, Satire | Posted on 28-11-2007-05-2008
You remember Kevin Costner, right? He used to be a huge star with hits such as The Untouchables, The Bodyguard, JFK, Dances with Wolves, etc. but is probably best remembered for the commercial flop Waterworld which, “in the humble opinion of this writer, ruined the actor’s career and left him in millions of dollars worth of debt” (I’ve been instructed to enclose that last bit in quotations for legal reasons).
Well in the wake of Capcom copping a lawsuit from George Romero’s MKR group for copyright infringement with Dead Rising, the word on the street is that Kevin Costner’s “people” are preparing to launch a multi-million dollar case against Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo for the plagiarism of the actor’s titular role in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Born on 31 July 1956 and best known as Kyle Reese from the original Terminator film, Michael Biehn has since forged a career out of playing military-type roles with his distinct level of charisma and good looks. I caught up with Michael during the shooting of his next film, ‘Fire Bay’, to find out what the man himself thinks of his prominent career, his influence on gaming, and how he should have been in Call of Duty 4.
: Michael, thank you for meeting with me today. I’m a huge fan.
Michael Biehn : Thanks Willooi. The pleasure is all mine. But please, from now on call me The Biehn
WillOoi : Umm okay. So what are you up to these days Micha..The Biehn?
Michael Biehn : I’ve just finished shooting a couple more feature films where I play tough, handsome, good-looking, sexy, and charismatic macho characters with guns.
WillOoi : You seem to have made a career out of that type of role.
Michael Biehn : Indeed. Ever since I fell out of the sky, naked, in Terminator 1, I think there’s been a helluva lot of demand for that type of character. I mean, it was me naked versus Arnie naked, and the people made their choice.