Ray Winstone traveled to Spain two weeks before filming of Sexy Beast by Jonathan Glazer, commenced to get as deep a tan as he could in the time possible and to eat as much as he could to bulk up considerably.
He called it the best rehearsal time I’ve ever had in my life.
Ben Kingsley claims the character of Don Logan is largely based on his grandmother.
Reportedly the other actors were so stunned by the ferocity of Ben Kingsley‘s performance that they occasionally forgot their lines and much of the fear in their performances wasn’t difficult to act.
Ben Kingsley described playing Don as venting all the anger and tension he had in him, and then he’d be meek as a baby the rest of the day.
the brilliance of Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast HD
Even though it wasn’t scripted, when Sir Ben Kingsley thought deeply about his character and where his personality came from, he arrived to the conclusion that Don was abused as a child, and played him with that in mind. Reportedly the other actors were so stunned by the ferocity of Sir Ben Kingsley’s performance that they occasionally forgot their lines and much of the fear in their performances wasn’t difficult to act.
The word “fu-ck” is used one hundred fifteen times in this movie.
Sexy Beast by Jonathan Glazer
|Directed by||Jonathan Glazer|
|Written by||Louis Mellis|
- Ray Winstone
- Ben Kingsley
- Ian McShane
- Amanda Redman
- Cavan Kendall
- Julianne White
- Álvaro Monje
- James Fox