Saturday, May 12, 2012

Double Die Hard

Friday was an good day (Aren't Fridays always good days?). I was a bit bummed after getting all dressed up as a detective on Monday only to not get used (for those who haven't read my previous posts, this is for the Die Hard 5 movie that is filming now here in Budapest). Friday morning made up for it when I got a message from an assistant director asking if I would be willing to come out on June 4th for a 'New York' airport scene. Of course I would! Are you kidding me?

Then while walking around the movie location after lunch, my buddy and I ran into Stuart Wilson (whom we had met on Monday on the set), who has long been Bruce Willis's stunt double. He's a super nice guy, and he told us he would be coming to the marine house event Friday evening.

So, I dragged my oldest son with me (my youngest is on a school trip to Bucharest) to the marine house, which is located in a gorgeous building within the castle district overlooking the Danube river and parliament building. Stuart showed up and also brought Mike Papac, who is he weapons expert for the Die Hard movies. He's the one who outfitted me with a pistol for Monday's shoot.
Mike Papac, me, and Stuart Wilson
I got some pictures, though I looked bad in all the ones with me in them (isn't that always what happens when you get pictures you really want?). Stuart and Mike told us some amazing stories from the various movies they have worked on.
Actors dressed up as NY police officers
*sigh* I'd so love to actually get a minor role in a movie. That would be a blast. It's not likely to happen, but I'm having fun even being just peripherally associated with this film!


  1. Good for you, it's an interesting business and I like the Bruce Willis DieHard movies. At least you have been able to be on set and meet some interesting people. My elder daughter does extra acting in Vancouver and has done for a few years now. She's been able to meet some very nice actors and some not so nice 'prima donas' (male and female).

    When an opportunity presents itself, you have to go for it. Good luck and keep us informed.

  2. D.G., these guys told us about some of the actors they never want to work with again, but I don't want to get myself or them in trouble by repeating what I heard!

  3. That is just too awesome! You've been able to meet some cool people on the set. Hope your next scene is filmed and used.

  4. Me, too, even though I imagine I would just be part of the crowd at the airport.

  5. I think that you look very handsome, Ted. Stop knockin' yourself and saying you look bad in the photos. I mean...what are you expecting? Stop being so critical, enjoy the fame, and try to suck up to the right people. Sucking up can do wonders for a film career (so I've heard).

  6. This is cool. I'll probably miss the entire plot of the movie because I'll be looking for you. Sounds like lots of fun and a learning experience.

  7. Michael, it's just that every once in a while I see a photo of me that doesn't make me wince. Somehow I stiffen up in these posed photos.

    Susan, if I do actually get in, I'll do a post letting people know the tiny little microsecond where they can pause the movie and see my blurry face!

  8. That's awesome! Looks like your had a blast. I'll have to make sure I keep an eye out for you when it gets released :)

  9. You must be having so much fun. Enjoy!