Kane Hodder's Bio "Unmasked: The True Story of the World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer "

Kane Hodder's Bio: the man who played Jason Voorhees.



Kane Hodder, the man who played Jason Voorhees the most in the history of the Friday the 13th series, has written a book about his life.

April Snellings interviewed him: Late last year I chatted up actor/stuntman Kane Hodder about the biography he had just completed with co-author Michael Aloisi. Unmasked: The True Story of the World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer covers much of the territory you’d expect — Hodder’s youth, his first jobs as a Hollywood stuntman, his rise to cult fame as the man in the storied hockey mask — but it also offers surprisingly candid accounts of a few of the darkest episodes in the actor’s life, including his childhood run-ins with bullies and the near-fatal burn injury that almost ended his career just as it was getting started. I’ve been waiting for the right time to post the interview; I don’t think there’ll ever be a better occasion than 2012′s first Friday the 13th.

Snellings: First off, Kane, I want to ask you about a quote from the book: “I am closer mentally to a killer than normal people are.” Tell me about that.

Hodder:It sounds like I’m making a joke, but often people say, How do you get to such a convincing murderous state in some of your movies? My response, and I mean it sincerely, is that I believe that my personality is closer to that of a psychopathic killer than most people’s personalities. I’m not saying I am that, but I think I’m closer to that in general, so that the trip from my personality to that of the killer is a shorter trip than other people have to take. I can get there very quickly. I know it sounds like a joke, but I honestly feel that.

Snellings: Creatively, what contributions did you make to the Jason Voorhees character?

Hodder: I think my contribution was a subtle thing, but an important thing. I always watch the Jason movies. I love the character. That’s why, when I was suddenly wearing the hockey mask, I was honored and wanted to do it justice. And to me, whenever I would see the character in past movies and he was standing and staring at someone, he often could look like a mannequin because he wasn’t moving. It looked good but at the same time, it looked like he could have been a statue. So that’s when I decided I had to make him look alive when he’s stalking someone, and that’s when I came up with the breathing thing. Now when he’s staring at you, with the heaving chest, I think it looks much scarier and much more intimidating. He looks like he’s about to do something fucking crazy. I added that and, from what I’ve been told by fans, because I sound like an asshole if I say it myself, it looked more natural. Sometimes, some of the guys before and after look like they’re acting, trying to be scary. I hope, if anything, that I made it look a little more natural and not forced.

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