There Was Only One Fake Mustache Among The Cast Of Tombstone

While accounts differ concerning the true extent of the management Kurt Russell wielded, Val Kilmer has backed up the declare that Russell shot-listed “Tombstone” and served as the true director or co-director, with George P. Cosmatos performing as extra of a ghost director. Even within the credit of “Tombstone” then, not every part is because it appears.

Case in level: one of many first faces Russell’s character meets when he and the Earp household trip their wagon into city is that of the native sheriff, Johnny Behan. Unlike Michael Biehn with Johnny Ringo, the actor who performed Johnny Behan (additionally named Jon) did not develop an actual mustache, however it was extra a problem of time than a scarcity of dedication to his character. Biehn recalled additional:

“There was one guy, Jon Tenney. He didn’t get to grow his own mustache because he had a job right before that. They had to put a fake mustache on him. I think he always felt a little bit like the small dog of the group. Because it wasn’t his real mustache. He had to take his mustache off every day. It wasn’t like a mustache styling competition. I don’t think anyone paid much attention to his mustache. Unless Kevin [Jarre] said, ‘Someone work on Michael Biehn’s mustache!'”

The humorous factor is, there is a scene in “Tombstone” the place Wyatt Earp calls Sheriff Behan over to satisfy Doc Holliday. “Forgive me if I don’t shake hands,” Holliday says as he seems to be Behan up and down contemptuously. And whereas he has different causes for not liking the lawman, perhaps some small a part of the strain on this scene arose from the truth that one man had an actual mustache and the opposite did not.

“Tombstone” is at the moment streaming on Paramount+.

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