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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 4:19 p.m. PST

…Mohicans Rare Footage .

"Daniel Day-Lewis prepared for the role of Hawkeye by living in the woods for several days and learning to hunt and skin animals. On set, he stayed in character by avoiding modern technology, traveling by canoe, and rolling his own cigarettes. His trusty flintlock
rifle never left his side either he even brought it to Christmas dinner…"

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Great movie!.


Dave Crowell Inactive Member01 Apr 2017 4:22 p.m. PST

A movie that has inspired more than its fair share of wargames scenarios to be sure.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2017 5:07 p.m. PST


Chris Wimbrow01 Apr 2017 5:32 p.m. PST

Pedantry foul in the post heading ..

Hawkeye was not the title role, that was Uncas.

Piquet Rules Inactive Member01 Apr 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

Great link to the 1990's Oscars…

vtsaogames02 Apr 2017 5:53 a.m. PST

My wife called him Hunkas.

vtsaogames02 Apr 2017 5:55 a.m. PST

When Lewis starred in My Left Foot, he had to be carried around even when the cameras were off.

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

I love Lewis on camera. But I'll bet he's a pain to deal with off screen, being in character 24/7.

Paul B02 Apr 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

Or as Olivier once said
"My dear boy, why don't you just try acting?"

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

Chris Wimbrow, actually, it was Chingakook

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2017 2:56 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoye it again boys.


Chris Wimbrow08 Apr 2017 6:37 p.m. PST

Chris Wimbrow, actually, it was Chingakook

Ack! Hoisted on my own pedantry. Thank you.

Gamesman6 Inactive Member23 Apr 2017 3:09 a.m. PST

There are somethings you can "act" and somethings you have to "be"
You can't act being familiar and natural in your clothes and with your weapons, Viggo Mortenson did a similar things when filming LotR.. Matt Damon did it in Green Zone and all boot camps that actors go to…
The Olivier quote was in reference to Dustin Hoffman running round the block to get out of breath for "real"…

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