Monday, 2 January 2012

In Memoriam- Bob Anderson

Hey guys welcome to another day on my film 2012 blog. And to kick start very sad news today as legendary film swordsman Bob Anderson has died at the age of 89. Now you guys probably don't know who he was but he was an amazing sword-smith who has worked on so many famous films. He was very famous for teaching all the sword fights in the early Errol Flynn films. He has also worked what I know him from on "The Mask of Zorro", the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" film and one of my all time favourites "The Princess Bride". And one amazing thing that a lot people don't know is that he did all the Darth Vader lightsaber fights in "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" in the final climactic battle between Vader and Luke Skywalker, he wore the actual suit and did the fighting which is incredible. Also what he was very famous for is doing all the sword choreography for all three "Lord of the Rings" films and the last film he worked on, did brief work on was the upcoming "The Hobbit". As you can see he was absolute legend in sword fighting films, and he will be missed but his brilliant work that's he taught actors like Antonio Bandaras, Johnny Depp, Viggo Mortensen and of course Errol Flynn will live on.

Bob Anderson

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