Ronin : Vincent [Jean Reno] Mask

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poormansjb

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To allow for close-ups of the spectacular car crashes in Ronin [1998] without revealing the stunt crew, ultra-realistic -- the stubble and brows are real hair embedded in hand-colored silicone -- masks like these were created for each lead character, including Jean Reno's "Vincent" shown here.

I acquired the masks -- for whatever reason, they came in pairs ... mounted on stunt driver lifecasts which were in turn locked down inside steamer trunks -- during the liquidation auction of 20th Century Props in 2009.

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There's no sign of use so not sure if these were duplicates or if the idea was abandoned altogether; I can't imagine the drivers agreeing in the end to wear the heavy, restrictive appliances.
 

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terryr

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That's wild. I'll have to look closely the next time I watch it.

I know they used right hand drive cars [British] with fake steering wheels on the left, so it looked like the actors were driving.
 

NormanF

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One of my favorite movies. Frankenheimer was the master of filming cars being driven fast.
 

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