It turns out the cult film might not have been as good without his help
The Grammy winner’s death was announced on his official Facebook page, with a statement reading: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 小时…”
Before selling millions of albums and releasing popular singles, 包括 Bat Out of Hell and “I’d Do Anything for Love”, Meat Loaf appeared in films ranging from The Rocky Horror Picture Show 至 Focus, directed by Arthur Miller.
Meat Loaf appeared in the film as Robert “Bob” Paulson, a former body builder who gets testicular cancer due to his reliance on steroids.
It turns out that Meat Loaf actually helped the completed film take shape, with Fincher recruiting him to pick certain takes.
Reflecting on the film, 他说 The AV Club 在 2016: “I hardly spent any time in my trailer for almost 10 月. I sat next to David the entire time. 出色地, not next to him – I would have driven him crazy – but close, like behind him, so I could see what was going on and what he was seeing.”
他继续: “It got to the point, about four or five months into filming, that we’d break for lunch, and Fincher would call me into his trailer and say, ‘I want you to help me pick which one I should use.’ Of course, in my head I’m going, ‘What?’”
“The first time he did that, I said, ‘I can’t do that,’ and he goes, '是的, 你可以. You’ve been sitting next to me, so help me pick out the best one.’
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Meat Loaf said of the scrupulous director: “His average take was 44, so we’d sit there and watch 40 需要, and he’d go, ‘Which one did you like the best,’ and I’d say something like, '出色地, it’s either 24 or 26,’ and he’d say, ‘I agree with you, 26.’”