Quiet, chasing walks, masks, and expressionless killings are trademarks of Michael Myers. Halloween. Since 1978, seven actors have played the killing machine, with the most recent being James Judd Courtney in the 2018 revival.
He has gone up against Laurie Strode of Jamie Lee Curtis and the rest of her clan. A fan of John Carpenter’s original film, Courtney sought to recapture some of the energy brought to the role of Nick Castle. But he also got acting advice from a former professional hitman.
‘Halloween’ actor James Judd Courtney applies Hitman’s advice to Michael Myers
welcome to courtney Halloween The film franchise fold wasn’t difficult for the horror masters at Blumhouse. He had already established himself as a stunt person, and he impressed the casting team with his Michael Myers audition. But Courtney found an unconventional acting coach in the form of a former contract killer.
During an interview with 2018 Vanity Fair, he described how he first met the man during the filming of 1993 the hit list. He taught Courtney a lesson in how No to kill people.
“Years ago, I met a real hit man through a mutual acquaintance — he wanted his life story to be written, so he was living with me,” he shared. “He had just left a safe home and served in a peninsula to the northwest. I absorbed his life just by walking with him every day. I took him to see a movie called The Hit list. We walked out of the screening, and he said to me, ‘Jimmy, this is a really good movie, but that’s not how you kill people.’”
And then he told Courtney he’d show her how it’s done. It was not literal, practical instruction, but meant to explain how to proceed slyly and with “efficiency”. He injected his portrayal of Michael Myers with that energy.
Courtney talked about this topic we’ve got this covered in 2018. “He was a martial artist, as I am, so we were already playing with swords and stuff. He really taught me to be an assassin and a hunter. There’s no flashy dialogue or camouflage for the camera, and I definitely brought it into character,” he said.
Kourtney has played The Shape in all 3 ‘Halloween’ reboot movies
Ozzy Nick Castle had a small cameo in 2018 Halloween, and Kourtney was happy to share the spotlight with him. Although he has taken over as Michael for the current trilogy of films, the two are now good friends.
Fans will see the 6’3 actor wearing a mask once again halloween kills and in 2022 halloween ends. The second sequel will take Michael back to Haddenfield, and in the final, he will have one last showdown with Curtis Lowry. After that, there’s still little chance that Blumhouse will continue with the series.
halloween kills hits theaters on October 15th, and Michael takes another blow at him halloween ends On October 14, 2022. Be on the lookout for Courtney’s stoic, predatory moves.
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