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An American Werewolf In London "Duo", Director John Landis and Makeup Artist Rick Baker, also directed and did the special makeup effects for the greatest music video of all time Thriller by Michael Jackson.
Near the end of the film, when the werewolf is raising cain in the streets after escaping from the theater, there is a shot of a car skidding out of control and smashing a pedestrian through a store window -that pedestrian is none other than director John Landis.
Rick Baker has done makeup for many different films. To name just a few: The Nutty Professor 1 & 2, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Planet Of The Apes (released in 2001), and Thriller by Michael Jackson.
Perhaps a more 'impressive' list of Rick Baker's past achievments would run as follows; Star Wars, Ed Wood (creator of Bela Lugosi make up), The Rocketeer, Videodrome and, to demonstrate that he's still in work, Hellboy.
Peter Ellis, future senoir Police Officer in UK TV's The Bill appears as a uniformed constable in Trafalgar Square. John Altman aka "nasty" Nick Cotton from UK TV's Eastenders appears as one of the police marksmen near the end. Adam Woodyatt aka Ian Beale from UK TV's Eastenders appears as a punk on the tube train that David and Nurse Price are travelling home on from the hospital.
Brian Glover, the pal of Rick Mayall is a very well known british character actor. Although never making the leap to Hollywood the Yorkshireman who is an ex-wrestler is known in Britain through such films as "Kes", "Alien 3" and numerous TV dramas. Particularly apt in this role as his characters are ever humorous with a tinge of menace. For more info go to here.
Both David Naughton and Griffin Dunne had stared in Dr Pepper commercials years before 'An American Werewolf in London'. It was the first big picture for both of them and the DVD claims that Griffin Dunne found it very upsetting seeing himself all ripped up when he was in make-up. Even his Mother couldn't stand watching those scenes.
The man who was attacked in the subway by the werewolf is played by an actor named Michael Carter. He went on to play "Bib Fortuna" in "Return of the Jedi" and as the evil demon,"Molasar", in the 1983 underated Michael Mann horror film "The Keep".