CLASH OF THE TITANS
Now that Forest Whitaker has his Oscar for Best Actor, he can look back fondly at the time he spent on The Shield TV series. Last season he played an internal affairs type officer looking for crooked cops on the show. Naturally he clashed with Michael Chiklis’ character who IS a questionable cop. Both actors are former football players and they had a confrontation scene where they had to run and slam into each other. It was carefully choreographed with stuntmen ready to step in, so no one would get hurt. When it was time to film the scene, the two macho guys rushed at each other and instead of veering, they actually COLLIDED at full speed and were both knocked sprawling to the ground. Ouch! (Observers thought the two guys were both too egotistical to duck out of the way- neither would back off) Forest stood up, angry, “We rehearsed this! – what’s wrong with you?” Michael blamed Forest for the pile-up. They took a short break, but there was tension on the set, and the guys just didn’t seem as friendly after that.