"Nobody Else Can Play THE HULK Like I Could" Says Lou Ferrigno
The actor, who portrayed the Green Goliath in the classic Incredible Hulk tv series, feels that because he actually played the character himself as opposed to mo-cap, that he was able to show a different kind of emotion than the later CGI incarnations..
All of our big screen incarnations of The Hulk have utilized motion capture to bring a completely CGI character to life, while of course sticking with a human actor (Eric Bana, Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo..so far) to play the big fella's alter ego, Bruce Banner. But before that The Hulk himself was played by Lou Ferrigno, under a few layers of green makeup and prosthetics, in the CBS television show between 1977 and 1982, while Bill Bixby handled Banner duty. It seems that because of this, Ferrigno feels he brought us the best possible version of the character yet. “I was the first to bring superhero muscles to the screen and to make it more believable. There’s still people who prefer to watch the old show over the newer things because it’s real, not CGI,” the former bodybuilder tells The LA Times. "The Hulk was the beginning of me, a platform as an actor to grow. I don't think anybody else can play the Hulk like I could. I was able to show emotions even with all of the makeup. I don't think it can be duplicated." What do you guys think? Was Lou the best Hulk? Sound off below.
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