Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Oh boy, did I mess up yesterday. In my hurry to get the BTS pic column posted I mistakenly wrote that today’s pic would remember Glenn Ford. My brain thought Cliff Robertson, but my hands typed Glenn Ford and when I went to post up today’s image I panicked a little bit. It was a big mistake and while it has been corrected, I feel like apologizing a couple more dozen times.
I’ve been watching a lot of Cliff Robertson movies recently, thanks to the next installment of my Vault Dweller column, and there’s just something real about him that I find it hard to put my finger on. He’s a man’s man, tough as nails, but handsome and with a great deal of emotion in his eyes. It’s no wonder that he was JFK’s pick to play the younger version of himself in the great PT-109.
Another role I’d like to point out is a smaller film he did with Henry Fonda called The Best Man in which the two play candidates vying for their party’s nomination for the presidency. It’s an incredibly timely movie about dirty politics and the price of playing fair. Robertson is amazing in the movie.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at today’s pic, which is one of the only pics of Robertson I found that was legitimately BTS. It’s from an Cerebral Palsy PSA that Robertson shot in 1977.
Thanks to Flickriver subscriber Whiskeygonebad for taking this shot and posting it for internet nerds like me to repost. Click hereto visit the original account and see the larger version of this image and to see a whole bunch more from this shoot!
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow I venture to LA for that big Hero Complex screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark with a Q&A by the one and only Steven Spielberg himself, so don’t be surprised if tomorrow’s pic reflects my day.