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August 23 2011

A visit to The Avengers shoot in Cleveland. Someone posted a blog about what they encountered when they made a trip to Cleveland to see the filming of the Avengers. They saw Enver Gjokaj which is further proof that he is in The Avengers and not just visiting the set.

Pretty sweet. Cap looks awesome.

And as for Enver, he's probably playing...everybody. (We know he could do it)

Wouldn't it be interesting to see EG play every role in the film? (Anyone know of a film where one person played ALL the roles?)
"Anyone know of a film where one person played ALL the roles?"

Well, Buster Keaton came pretty damn close in 1921's "The Playhouse."

Quoting someone whose internet handle is "serpa" because they said it so much better than I:

Buster Keaton was 24 or 25 different people in "The Playhouse".

This two-reeler features the famous theater sequence in which Buster Keaton plays every role, from the stage actors to the orchestra and audience, appearing in the same frame two, three — and in one scene, nine — times. This was amazing technical wizardry in a day when special effects really were special. But there’s more to The Playhouse than this one segment. The film bounces from dream to reality, from optical illusion to confusion, all with a playhouse as backdrop, and the various theater skits are a prime example of Keaton’s infinite comic variety. In one scene he disguises himself as a monkey so effectively that it’s easy to forget he’s really human. “This fellow Keaton seems to be the whole show,” an audience member remarks in the all-Keaton sequence. In spite of the co-direction credit by the highly capable Eddie Cline, that statement’s pretty much correct.


Part 1 (and 2 and 3) can be found at YouTube. The film begins at about 1:05.

ETA: film link

[ edited by BreathesStory on 2011-08-23 21:57 ]
Well, Eddie Murphy played everyone in Nutty Professor didn't he? Uggh.
Alec Guinness played, I think, seven roles in "Kind Hearts and Coronets." And of course there's Sally Field in "Sybil" :)
Or one could always choose the Alec Guiness film Kind Hearts and Coronets, where he plays a good chunk of the reocurring cast. That certainly ranks in the top echelon of films where one actor played multiple roles ;P

Ah...beaten to the punch, eh? Oh well...;D

[ edited by BlueEyedBrigadier on 2011-08-23 23:20 ]
"...which is further proof that he is in The Avengers and not just visiting the set."

Yeah, 'cause the police uniform? Just something he likes to wear when he's out and about.
Being a miserable, little fault-finder:

In case this German flag on the left on picture no.9 is supposed to be yellow-black, this would be the flag of Baden-Württemberg, at least not the one with blue and white rhombs of Bavaria, where the Oktoberfest is situated (in Munich).

Since the spelling reform in 1996 it's "Schlossplatz", not "Schloßplatz" anymore.

But certainly such accidental slips among the countless details which form a film set are of minor importance.

[ edited by cleveland on 2011-08-23 23:46 ]
..."the police uniform? Just something he likes to wear when he's out and about."

Well, he could be stalking Scarlett Johansson or, you know, Chris Hemsworth and trying to blend into the extras so as to stay undercover...

BUT THEN... Joss caught him and Ever was forced into a quick fabrication in which he explained that he was not doing anything remotely creepy at all, no sir. And was in fact, just playing an innocent little game of truth or dare and he chose dare and so had to sneak onto the set where he used his Enver PowersTM to impersonate which ever trumping honcho he needed to in order to attain his goal of the inner ring.

It's a toss-up on which way the truth falls.
Also, he does kraft-service-table-eating like nobody's business!
I'm pretty sure that I would have run across the street to accost greet Enver right when I first saw him, I'll bet he would have kindly waited for the camera to be brought out.
Now I'm wishing I had thought of driving to Cleveland (but of course it would be a much longer drive for me).
Since the Avengers are in Cleveland it might be a good idea to use this opportunity to do something about the Hellmouth there...
Nice one, BillK!
Since the Avengers are in Cleveland it might be a good idea to use this opportunity to do something about the Hellmouth there...

Faith wouldn't probably hate the company of the God of Thunder.

[ edited by Effulgent on 2011-08-24 03:58 ]
Wow, I'm amazed one can get so close to everything.

@cleveland
Time will tell if they're staging Oktoberfest in Baden-Württemberg (where there is a Schlossplatz in Stuttgart) instead of Munich or just showing beer-involving festivities. I doubt every sign with the Eszett (ß) has been changed, especially if a traditional flavor is desired for the establishment.
That Alex Guiness movie sounds good, thanks for the tip! I will check it out. GrrrArrrg.

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