Author Topic: Is that Bib Fortuna in TPM?  (Read 838 times)

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Is that Bib Fortuna in TPM?
« on: December 31, 2003, 02:38 AM »
In the VIP box during the Pod Races, you can see a Twi'lek beside Jabba. Is that Bib Fortuna? His face looks different and he appears to be many many years older than Bib.  ??? Jabba doesn't look anything like ANH (SE) Jabba, and neither one of them look like the ROTJ Jabba.  :-\

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Re: Is that Bib Fortuna in TPM?
« Reply #1 on: January 3, 2004, 01:42 AM »
I've always asumed it was Bib...but who knows.
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Re: Is that Bib Fortuna in TPM?
« Reply #2 on: January 3, 2004, 09:06 PM »
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In the early draft scripts of Return of the Jedi, Bib Fortuna has the odd title of "High Beeser of Hoth." The original design sketches depicted a wizened old man sporting a dark cloak and a tall hat.

For Jedi, Fortuna was played by actor Michael Carter. It took over eight hours of make-up to first transform Carter into the Twi'lek advisor. By the end of Carter's five-week shoot, make-up artist Nick Dudman had streamlined the process down to 58 minutes. Removing the make-up took another 25 minutes.

For The Phantom Menace, Bib Fortuna was a cameo appearance by Supervising Sound Editor Matthew Wood. Alan Ruscoe also played a character that the production nicknamed "Bib Fortuna," one of Orn Free Taa's senatorial aides, though this was not intended to be the same Fortuna character. In the finished film, this senatorial "Fortuna" did not appear on screen.