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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

I quite enjoy this BTS sub-genre of actors celebrating their birthdays on their sets. I ran a few a while back from Son of Frankenstein with Boris Karloff in full Monster gear had some cake with Basil Rathbone. Today we see Peter Ustinov’s birthday while shooting Spartacus.

Ustinov is flanked by Stanley Kubrick and Kirk Douglas. The reader who sent this in pointed out the image of Ustinov on the cake looks freakishly like the older Kubrick. Notice how Kubrick is looking at that prophecy made of icing… it’s almost as if he knows that’s his future.



Tomorrow’s pic is a repeat title, something I’ve covered a few times here, but it’s too good to pass up. A certain somebody is laughing. Talkback trend followers might figure out who is the focus of the photo…

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  • Dec. 28, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by Carolinamaestro

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    I Love It When...

    by Carolinamaestro

    The Carolinamaestro is first!

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Judge Dredd

    by redkamel

    man, I though it would be a BTS from that movie

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Lol, I love Kubrick's expression.

    by Sardonic

    He always looks so displeased with everything. Fits him somehow.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Kubrick in his pre-Rushdie days

    by ROBRAM89

    The resemblance is uncanny. You'll never un-see it now.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    I am the law!

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    I am the law

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I had to kill Spartacus because it made a mistake...

    by Dick Jones reminding me I haven't watched Cruel Intentions in a while.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Ya know what would make a great Behind the Scenes Pic?

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Harry on the set of Spider-Man during his cameo in the wrestling match scene. It's been almost 10 years, I've seen the movie countless times, and I still can't find the big lug in audience in that frickin' scene.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    Wow what is up with this site...seems to still be very buggy. Every time I go to the thread about "what went wrong", it crashes Internet Explorer on me. And the TB formats are just so weird now...all of this must be obvious to everyone but Harry although maybe he realizes it and is 100x as frustrated as we are. Oh well maybe it will rise from the ashes like a phoenix, jean gray version.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST


    by Calvin_Crack

    have you considered that your problem might be that you're the last person using internet explorer?

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    What about Malick?

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Have you scored any photos of Terrence Malick? Now THAT would be a coup.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:17 a.m. CST

    very nice

    by mrsheldrake

    that is one damn primo pic, and loved that you called our attention to K contemplating the cake, I'm still laughing. That will bring a smile to my wintry mien a few times over the days to come.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    DVD picks

    by Tacoloft

    I am kind of hankering for Harry's DVD picks for the entire month of December. what gives?!

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Kirk Douglas looks like he had a bit too much of the spray tan

    by Quadrillionaire

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Kirk Douglas IS Sammy Davis Jr.

    by ROBRAM89

    He really would do anything for a role.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    IE is used by 40%+...I'm far from the last person using it. Most websites are constructed in a way so that 40% of their users don't have it crash on them, dumbass.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Where did the complete

    by Matt

    list of all the previous Behind the Scenes Pics go?

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    rupees are worthless

    by _Venkman

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    maybe this website needs to change it's name..

    by teddy_duchamp

    ain't no news on or ain't no mutha fuckers left I'm not bitching I love this site but it's as dry as the sands of Spartacus these days :(

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    I just saw Grando Calrissian...

    by teddy_duchamp

    hang up his black lightsaber and move in to a retirement home

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Ustinov does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    I've always enjoyed those morally shady, 'oily guy who works the system but still has some good in him' type roles - and Peter Ustinov in SPARTACUS is one of the best.<p> Also cool to see Kubrick without the beard, blowing ciggie smoke all over the birthday cake.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Wll he looks like Kubrick in so much as...

    by Mark

    he has a beard. Apart from that he looks fuck all like an older Kubrick.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Movie stars have dwindled

    by James

    Pacino and DeNiro have fucked their careers, who must we lean on Nicholson and Hoffman? wtf? Pitt, Clooney and Depp are these the equivalent in this day?

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    nimrad, no to Pitt and Clooney - the smug that radiates from them is too much to bear.<p> Only our lord and savior Bale remains to guide us to the light.<p> (along with his prophets, of course, Stallone and Statham).

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    been a long time since I seen the inside of a dojo

    by MacReady452

    still smells like pussy and liquor. *insert carpet munching joke here* What up cobra man? I am impressed. You have fended off the hoards with nothing but a single broken chop stick. [bows to sensei]

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    zzjjj82 ya know who else accepts any form of payment?

    by MacReady452

    Your mother, father, grandmother, little brother and significant other (if one in fact exists).

  • The dude directed films like he had mild Aspergers Syndrome. Don't get me wrong, great films - AMAZING films, but Kubrick almost made Scatman Crothers cry with his multiple takes, and dumped Malcolm McDowell as a "friend" as soon as a Clockwork Orange was finished. I'm not a fan of the borderline madness approach to filmmaking. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson, "Stanley knows lights, he knows the light technician, he knows the light technician's son, he knows the light technician's son's orthodontist. Stanley knows lights."

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Mac does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    My partner in < p >!<p> With a broken chopstick, a homemade flamethrower and half a gallon of unleaded you and I could take this planet.<p> Any word from the peebers? If you still commune with cheeses_of_nazareth, pls tell him he is missed at this holy time of year.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Partner in 'P' gawdammit!

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Yes, Kubrick looks like "Yea okay, happy birthday,

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    now can we back to filming goddam it." And atkinson, on one hand you have Kubrick and Fincher who films take after take, and the other, Eastwood who's famous for one or two takes. Despite the method, isn't it the result that counts?

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by Atkinson

    Yeah good point "H.A.L." but if I'm an actor who worked with both guys, I'd put my money on the Man With No Name. Clint knows what he wants right away. Kubrick would be like, "Okay open the envelop and sip your tea - take 37!" Peter Sellers seemed to be a sucker for punishment seeing how he worked with Kubrick more than once.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I'd guess you'd have to ask Brad Pitt about Fincher, also

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    And it may sound like BS, but like a runner's high, I have heard of actors not complaining about multiple takes because of the love of the craft and minutia of acting, that something happens on take 56 that is like everything coming together for a perfect instant. Could be a load of bull, like I said, I don't know. But yes, if I were an actor, I'd take the Larry the Cable Guy approach, git 'r dun. Okay, you may now shoot me in the head. Please.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    i love Ustinov as an acton,but as a person

    by jack black

    i considered him an asshole because he was strongly against the return of the Elgin Marbles back to Greece.anyway.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    it's the holiday season. no one is required to show up to work just to keep you entertained. read a book. or just fuck off

  • Dec. 30, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Ummm... No mention of Jean Simmons?

    by King_Knut

    She was one of my first crushes. RIP the old girl.