When you think of celebrities, most people think of stars who have graced the big-screen. However, there are so many behind-the-scenes individuals who work hard to bring our favorite films and shows to life. One of these people is special effects artist David Cronenberg. It was recently reported that Robert Pattinson’s most recent film, Apocalypse Now, set a world record for the most money spent on special effects. Naturally, this led to many fans wondering about Cronenberg’s involvement in the making of the film. While we don’t know for certain, we can speculate that he had something to do with the design of Robert Pattinson’s character, Mr. Otto Beck.
Designing A Naked Man
To design a fully nude mans, you have to consider many factors. Not only does the character have to look realistic, but he also needs to fit the bill of being a scary, dangerous creature. In the case of Mr. Beck, you meet a man who is a cross between a human and a beast. So, how did David Cronenberg design him?
According to the special effects artist, he started by capturing Robert Pattinson’s unique features and exaggerating them. Then, he started with a simple base outline and filled in the details. As you can see in the image below, the effects artist used prosthetics to help get the perfect match between the real and artificial parts. As a result, Mr. Beck ends up looking like a mixture between a man and a monster.