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– it took a lot of special effects to make the toned actor look like the skinny military hopeful he’s supposed to be at the beginning of the story.
“It’s pretty amazing,” Evans told Reuters. “They took shape out of my jaw line, they shrunk my skeleton and they made my shoulders less broad.”
Those rippling muscles on his Captain America alter-ego, however, are anything but CGI — the actor put on 15 pounds of muscle to play the part.
Everyone’s raving about Chris Evans in the film and how, thanks to CGI, they are able to make the actor look like a 90 lb soaking-wet weakling when the actor has in fact packed on 15 lbs of real muscle; but what they aren’t telling you is that after his character receives the super-soldier serum, that body doesn’t belong to Chris Evans either.
FA has obtained the exclusive rights to a behind-the-scenes photo of the real actor/stunt double, who just happens to be a real-life super-soldier about to deploy to Afghanistan:
Agents searching Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s compound discovered what one official later called a “mother lode” of valuable intelligence. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was obviously planning more attacks. It didn’t sound like he was willing to give us any information about them. “I’ll talk to you,” he said, “after I get to New York and see my lawyer.”
George Tenet asked if he had permission to use enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. I thought about my meeting with Danny Pearl’s widow, who was pregnant with his son when he was murdered. I thought about the 2,973 people stolen from their families by al Qaeda on 9/11. And I thought about my duty to protect the country from another act of terror.
“Damn right,” I said.
- Decision Points, pg 170, by George W. Bush
“The history of the United States military is clear: Torture doesn’t work”- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
“We don’t torture. That’s not what we’re involved in.”- Vice President Dick Cheney
“This country doesn’t torture, we’re not going to torture.”-President Bush
It’s for sure the White House is appalled that we question the integrity and honesty of a president who keeps his past an enigma, like a criminal with a murky past. Some of us want to see the actual birth certificate with all the revealing details, the same one Hillary wanted to see during the primary campaign. Some of us wonder how a lackluster student managed to drift from an also ran college (Occidental) for affluent college kids who can’t hack it in competitive Universities, to a well respected University like Columbia. A place where no one remembers the scholar Obama and his magnificent intellect. He is then thrust into Harvard Law School and on to the Harvard Law Review without writing any papers. He was then appointed to be the Editor of the Harvard Law Review; again he managed this by keeping his stellar performance under wraps, perhaps to avoid embarrassing the law students and professors with his brilliance. Still today, we wait for some evidence of this magna cum laude intellect to make itself known.
What Skookum does with horses could be called “Mind over Horse”.
I have done much the same with wolves; I bred some about twenty years ago.
I even had success with cats and a couple of birds.
The wolves were easy; they are very smart and know what is going on around them. The alpha male of this pack became the best non human buddy I ever had. In all the years he was with me, I only heard him bark once.
I’ve been a fan of Flopping Aces for a long time, so when I was asked if I’d like to write here, it didn’t take long to respond even though I already write on two other sites, A Soldier’s Perspective … Continue reading
Ignorance is curable; stupidity is permanent and can get you removed from the gene pool (killed).
Education will not save you.
To simply know stuff does not mean you can apply it or use it.
[first posted on December 25th 2010] Christmas is about family, it’s about being thankful for those you have around you and the life you live. For many it’s being thankful for their faith. The 17 year old daughter of a … Continue reading