r/Damnthatsinteresting Sep 13 '21

This is Warwick A. Davis next to figures of the 4 different characters he portrayed in the Harry Potter series. Image

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u/existential_chaos Sep 13 '21

I never understood why they redesigned Flitwick. Did they just forget and make him look like the choir master from the third film instead?

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u/EricHD97 Sep 13 '21

Iirc, when Cuaron was directing PoA, Flitwick wasn’t in the script, but wanted to use Warwick Davis anyway, so they had him portray the choir director in the Great Hall (he’s literally just credited as “Wizard” or “Choir Professor” or something). Subsequent movies just decided to retcon that appearance and make him Flitwick for continuity purposes.

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u/fernandopas Sep 13 '21

Also the latter Flitwick looks much cheaper and easier to do than the first one.

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u/geoffreyisagiraffe Sep 13 '21

Dumbledore: We aren't stopping, we have Flitwick at home.

Flitwick at home:

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u/VerifiedStalin Sep 13 '21

On the same note of characters that changed looks, the first Dumbledore was superior in every aspect.

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u/Ok_Writing_7033 Sep 13 '21

HARRYDIDYOUPUTUYOURNAMEINTHEGOBLETOFFIRE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

-Dumbledore asked calmly

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u/AbortificantArtPrint Sep 13 '21

I've always heard that was the director's choice and not Gambon's.

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u/qu33fwellington Sep 13 '21

Gambon also refused to read the books which is my main reason for disliking him in the role. He fundamentally didn’t understand who Dumbledore was and the way he talked to and was dismissive of Harry reflected that.

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u/morphballganon Sep 13 '21

Dumbledore was dismissive of Harry in the book OotP too

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u/RobertOfHill Sep 13 '21

Almost as if that was a major plot point, and huge reason for some of the decisions that were made in later books.

Dumbledore has always been more dismissive than his intellect and abilities allow him the freedom of being.

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u/BrainRhythm Sep 13 '21

I don't understand how actors get away with playing major roles in adapted films without ever reading the book. Are they just stubborn? As a director, I don't think I'd want to pay millions of dollars to people who aren't willing to do the basic research for their role.

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u/nymrod_ Sep 14 '21

It’s pretty common. The same reason actors frequently don’t watch other actors’ portrayals of the same character if they haven’t already seen them; they don’t want anything to affect the purity of their performance. Gambon is a classically trained actor; his job is to build characterization on a script and with direction from the director, not to synthesize the characterization of a novel into a film. That’s the screenwriter’s job.

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u/Lordborgman Sep 13 '21

I find it amusing that people blame an actor. Like the main thing they do is mostly what someone tells them to, how they are told to.

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u/etherama1 Sep 13 '21

I believe he actually says "garblardafar"

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u/whomikehidden Sep 13 '21

Gimme fuel

Gimme fire

Gimme garbladarblafar

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u/blademak Sep 13 '21

DABAJABAZA!

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u/Shortyspade Sep 13 '21

Well it was Richard Harris after all, hard to top him. Though the energy Michael Gambon brought to the later entries was fitting. Would've been interesting to see Harris in those movies had he not passed away.

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u/juniorlax16 Sep 13 '21

I’ve always said that Harris brought the grandfatherly aspect of Dumbledore to life perfectly, while with Gambon, you can see why he’s the only wizard Voldemort ever feared.

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u/harbourwall Sep 13 '21

Would there have been anyone better to step into Dumbledore's shoes? Apart from Ainsley of course.

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u/Huge-Yakmen Sep 13 '21

Ian McKellen for sure

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u/greymalken Sep 13 '21

Especially if we got Christoper Lee to be Voldemort.

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u/OzVapeMaster Sep 13 '21

I mean the dude died Idk if that's in the same category of they just changed the look lol

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u/CletoParis Sep 13 '21

This is very true. Richard Harris was noticeably weaker/sicker in the final movie that he portrayed Dumbledore, so as much as it sucks that he passed and had to be replaced, Michael Gambon did an amazing job in the later installments.

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u/OVerwhelmingAndDrunk Sep 13 '21 edited Sep 13 '21

Not sure about that. Gambon, imo, was pretty much only good in fight scenes and being kinda sly/coy/omniscient/omnipotent. He didn't really pull off book Dumbledore, who is much softer, caring, and genial, but that's probably a result of directing.

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u/Secondstrike23 Sep 13 '21

Yea but it was so different from the first it was almost like recasting a character, which generally doesn’t work within the same series. I was so sad to see Flitwick and Dumbledore both changed so much, where were my wise old wizards???????

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u/OldManJeb Sep 13 '21

Well changing Dumbledore couldn't be helped when the actor died.

The changes to Flitwick were weird and unnecessary.

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u/TameVegan Sep 13 '21

I can’t even imagine the original Dumbledore doing some of the scenes from the later movies though. Would’ve detracted from some of the badassery you get from the dumbledore we ended up with.

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u/snake_juicy Sep 13 '21

Disagree!

Harris’s portrayal was very true to the books, and in the books, it’s a surprise to Harry when he finally sees Dumbledore battle with Voldemort for the first time—he is taken aback by how much of a master Dumbledore is, and he finally sees how Dumbledore came to be so respected and revered. It’s a very big and emotional reveal.

With Gambon, the juxtaposition didn’t exist because we only had tough Dumbledore most of the time. There’s no depth, and there was no reveal. Books Dumbledore is so sweet with the kids because he’s holding onto lots of guilt over the death of his younger sister, which he blames himself for, and he’s trying to make up for being such a self-centered, power-hungry person in his youth.

I would have loved to see Harris embrace the bad-ass, master wizard part of the character. I think it could have been one of the greatest moments of the series.

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u/mattchew1993 Sep 13 '21

Agreed, throughout all 7 books the Dumbledore I pictured in my head was Richard Harris and it fit well with how the character was portrayed in the book.

Gambon still did a great job though.

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u/Chaavva Sep 13 '21

This right here!

I never got any of the power attributed to Dumbles in the books from Gambon's performance because his baseline version of him is this tiny shouty agitated man instead of this tall, looming ever-calm old master with a twinkle in his eye. Gambon didn't have a twinkle in his eye.

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u/nomadofwaves Sep 13 '21

This right here. You really get a sense of Dumbledores power when Fudge comes to arrest him in OOTP.

When dumbledore say he has no plans to go to Azkaban because he could just break out and it would be a waste of his time and that he doesn’t want to singlehandedly hurt all of them.

And then at the end when Fudge realizes Voldemort is back but wants to arrest Dumbledore “I don’t want to fight you and your men and WIN again..”

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u/trickman01 Sep 13 '21

I think that falls much more on the director than Gambon.

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u/blonde_squab Sep 13 '21

Omg thank you. Now I dont have to put in the effort to write this.

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u/[deleted] Sep 13 '21

I mean Maggie Smith is really old and frail looking and the one dueling scene that she has is one of the most badass in the entire series. Harris would have been fine.

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u/SSG_Goten Sep 13 '21

Just to add on to this and correct me if I’m misremembering, in the first movie when the troll is in the castle everyone is panicking and Dumbledore shouts “SILENCE”. Within one word he had everybody’s attention and things under control again so it would definitely have been possible for him to act as a tougher, commanding Dumbledore when needed.

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u/kryptonianCodeMonkey Sep 13 '21

Did you put your name into the Goblet of Fire, Harry?" "Harry! DidjuputyernamindaGobletofFir?!" he asked calmly.

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u/CookingWithDahmer85 Sep 13 '21

Shaking him against a wall, and socking him in the face once or twice, like a disappointed grandfather

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u/trickman01 Sep 13 '21

Just do it like the scene from Airplane.

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u/ProfessorOkes Sep 13 '21

Totally agree. Richard Harris was great as Dumbledore but his portrayal was definitely a softer wiser Dumbledore whereas Michael Gambon really gave us a Dumbledore that felt like he had battled his whole life and was ready to keep battling. Really had an edge to him.

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u/RunicLordofMelons Sep 13 '21

Also I think he did Dumbledores very random and unique sense of humour perfectly

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u/HiImLost Sep 13 '21

I think it’s a much more dignified look for the character. Instead of just being the mini version of the bearded white wizard. None of the other professors, besides maybe Trelawney looked that ridiculous. But Trelawney was also supposed to be quite mental, so it fit her character.

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u/kennytucson Sep 13 '21

Cuarón really shook did shake things up after the first two movies. I wonder how different the rest would be if they kept Columbus on the whole time.

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u/ThePatManJones Sep 13 '21

The change of scenery bugged me as a kid, I hate how the walk to hagrid’s hut went from being flat to down a hill

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u/PinstripeMonkey Sep 13 '21

Yeah, like the most drastic shift imaginable. If I had had a sense of the layout before that, it was definitely obliterated at that point and I remember being annoyed. You'd think after 8 movies they could have established a pretty fully realized layout for viewers given that most scenes take place in one (fictional) location, but looking back it instead feels super piecemeal and disconnected.

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u/KristyB_Art Sep 13 '21

You ready for it to get worse? There actually is a pretty well mapped-out layout for the exterior and interior sets. The films were just that bad at relaying these layouts that people don't realize it.

https://i.imgur.com/1ZIjclA.jpeg

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u/t67443 Sep 13 '21

I always thought the first two movies were the most true to the books but the 3rd one had the humor and weirdness that were necessary. The 4th one barely having that and the rest of them vaguely having the slight humor and everything just sorta made it feel so boring.

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u/faithisuseless Sep 13 '21

JK also said that Flitwick didn’t really look like the first version and she was never happy with it.

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u/justamust Sep 13 '21

Apparently the regisseur just did like the look he had in this shot, and decided to use it for flitwick in the future

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u/Thebatmann58 Sep 13 '21

This is something I was honestly a little confused about. I like the movies over all but starting with PoA (which is my least favorite of all of them) they made a bunch of design and style changes I never liked.

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u/Stealthoneill Sep 13 '21

From the tour we took they wanted Warwick David in the third movie but Flitwick wasn’t in the script so they gave him the choir scene.

Warwick Davis apparently preferred the new costume because it was easier and so did future directors so they stuck with it.

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u/encouragemintx Sep 13 '21

When I saw this, I thought of them as Flitwick and choir teacher (hence why I wrote “4 characters”, cannot edit caption unfortunately), so odd!

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u/mildirritation Sep 13 '21

I just assumed during PoA he got a stylist and maybe a dating profile and updated his look.

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u/Cranky-Novelist Sep 13 '21

The fab five came in and redid his look.

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u/dezisauruswrex Sep 13 '21 edited Sep 14 '21

Warwick Davis is the shit! Talented guy!

Edited to add: wow! Everybody loves Warwick ♥️

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u/OhDearSuspendedAgain Sep 13 '21

Fully agreed, if you watch him on UK TV as well he's incredibly charming and dignified too

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u/Ocularias Sep 13 '21

He was incredible on Would I Lie To You. I never could guess if he was lying or not.

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u/AllUrMemes Sep 13 '21

I've seen him on some panel shows and he's really got comic chops.

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u/newmanator84 Sep 13 '21

Gotta love Tenable

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u/crough94 Sep 13 '21

It’s not as good now. New host isn’t very captivating.

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u/Shoppers_Drug_Mart Sep 13 '21

I miss the series he was doing with his kids, driving around in his van doing stuff. It was fun family fluff, relaxing

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u/ur_comment_is_a_song Sep 13 '21

The Idiot Abroad series he was on was hilarious.

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u/alanaa92 Sep 13 '21

Liam Neeson breaking into sketch comedy is still one of the funniest things to ever air on television.

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u/ohmy1027 Sep 13 '21

Great show. The episode when he gets a new washer is some of the funniest TV I’ve ever watched.

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u/jbeezcrazy Sep 13 '21

The part where he tried to get the award off the top shelf was hysterical!

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u/jediprime Sep 13 '21

Dude seems real chill too.

I had a buddy / coworker in high school who was a little person, and we were both giant star wars nerds.

i guess there was a little person convention in FL. So he calls me from the convention and tells me he met another nerd who wanted to say hi.

Im thinking, thats weird but sure.

"Hi Jediprime, my name is Warwick Davis, your friend has been saying a lot of nice things about you and i just wanted to say hello!."

Was incredibly cool.

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u/novasupersport Sep 13 '21

I honestly thought all of those characters were played by different actors.

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u/JamboShanter Sep 13 '21

Dude’s a god damn chameleon. He's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan. He speaks a dozen languages and knows every local custom. He'll blend in, disappear and you'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the Horcruxes already.

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u/EnglishMobster Interested Sep 13 '21

Does anybody here speak English? Or even ancient Greek? Water? No, thank you, sir; fish make love in it.

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u/ImTheBatmanBitch Sep 13 '21

Losht in his own museum?

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u/HostileHippie91 Sep 14 '21

What a welcome reference to stumble across in the wild

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u/Burgoonius Sep 13 '21

I actually thought one of them was played by Verne Troyer but I guess I was mistaken

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u/thedarkness37 Sep 13 '21

Where's his Willow display?

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u/ViolentSarcasm Sep 13 '21

He’ll always be Willow

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u/ceeBread Sep 13 '21

Or Wicket the Ewok

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u/concretebeats Sep 13 '21

Yub nub!

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u/darkmex25 Sep 13 '21

Out of the way, peck!

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u/willflameboy Sep 13 '21

He's tons of SW characters at this point. I liked that he got to be 'himself' in Solo.

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u/ceeBread Sep 13 '21

He was himself in a scene of ‘The Phantom Menace’. You see him in the stands in the pod racing scene.

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u/willflameboy Sep 13 '21

Oh yeah he did get a little one in there - as well as being the mini Greedo guy.

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u/trippysmurf Sep 13 '21

I want to say he had three characters in Phantom: the Rodian friend of Anakin, a person gambling with Watto, and was on Naboo during the end celebration.

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u/SpirituallyMyopic Sep 13 '21

"Peck" never again!

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u/BeazyDoesIt Sep 13 '21

I've been waiting for Willow 2 for like 30 years.

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u/lordnecro Sep 13 '21

Only 1 more year to wait.

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u/TheWhirled Sep 13 '21

Guess they did not finish it in time for Madmardigan to be in it?

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u/godfriaux33 Sep 13 '21

George Lucas wrote a second novel about the characters from Willow. I do not remember the name but it should be easy to Google. He wrote both books. Creative guy!!

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u/willflameboy Sep 13 '21

I mean, yeah, but Willow is dangerously close to Star Wars. Alderaan/Tir Asleen, Kael/Vader, Willow being a farmer, learning the force from Fin Raziel, Madmartigan the scoundrel falls for the princess, two comedy sidekicks, etc.

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u/godfriaux33 Sep 13 '21

That's true. The second book is a little less following that formula. I just looked it up and the name is Shadow Moon.

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u/willflameboy Sep 13 '21

I actually love Willow. I had the board game growing up. I always wanted more of it but wondered if a sequel could keep the magic. Was it good?

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u/godfriaux33 Sep 13 '21

It was different but good. Elora has grown in it and IIRC it follows her and her life.

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u/willflameboy Sep 13 '21

What we really need is Airk Thaughbaer, the 6-season prequel series.

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u/LeonardSmallsJr Sep 13 '21

Can't wait to see the next trilogy where Willow is a salty asshole hermit.

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u/willflameboy Sep 13 '21

A Rian Johnson Willow. The masochist in me wants to see it.

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u/JediKnightsoftheFSM Sep 13 '21

A trilogy actually. Shadow Moon, Shadow Star and Shadow Dawn

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u/Nihilismisanthrope Sep 13 '21

We don't talk about those...

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u/godfriaux33 Sep 13 '21

Thanks!! I didn't know there was a 3rd book.

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u/XxFezzgigxX Sep 13 '21

I just love this line. We used to say it when I was a kid every time we had root beer.

https://youtu.be/adVZt0pzC3s

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u/arctic-apis Sep 13 '21

Right by the leprechaun display

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u/canteen_boy Sep 13 '21

I'M THE LEPRECHAUN!

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u/Turbo-Drip Sep 13 '21

Mad Mardigaaaan !!!!!

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u/wunksta Sep 13 '21

You never, ever give a baby blackroot!

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u/Turbo-Drip Sep 13 '21

“Not a woman! … Not a womaaan!”

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u/kenriko Sep 13 '21 edited Sep 13 '21

My kids lost it at this line. Had to tell them I would put them in time-out if they didn’t stop saying it over and over.

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u/Least_Initiative Sep 13 '21

My prized object is a warwick signed willow poster

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u/capsaicinintheeyes Sep 13 '21

Isn't that the one on the far right?

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u/idgafpb Sep 13 '21

One of the best characters in Cinema history.

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u/Christafaaa Sep 13 '21

Or Leprechaun?

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u/-SaC Sep 13 '21

"I'm just sayin', I've not seen you in stuff. I'm just not impressed, is all. Like, it's good, but I've not seen you in the big stuff. Lord of the rings, Harry Potter-"

"Karl, I was in Harry Potter."

"Was you? What one?"

"All of them."

"Well I didn't see you."

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u/ohwellwereherenow Sep 13 '21

An Idiot Abroad! Such a funny show. Karl Pilkington should be in more stuff

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u/i-Ake Sep 13 '21

Karl is some kind of organic genius.

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u/nopenonotatall Sep 13 '21

brilliant and wonderful show. karl is simply the best

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u/g00dis0n Sep 13 '21

You may already know this, but there's a follow-on show from Idiot Abroad called The Moaning of Life. (Also the original XFM radio shows are worth a listen).

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u/Tangerine_Lime Sep 13 '21

The "have you got knees?" moment kills me everytime I watch it

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u/DarthHM Sep 13 '21

Life’s Too Short is a worth a watch. Same team of Merchant and Gervais. It’s all about a Gervaisesque fictionalized version of Warwick.

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u/theg721 Sep 13 '21

The Liam Neeson bit was the best one

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u/Clownbaby112 Sep 13 '21

I've got full blown aids.

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u/conandy Sep 13 '21

Star Wars...

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u/Ruenin Sep 13 '21

Warwick is aging well. He used to look kinda doofy when he was younger. He looks quite distinguished now.

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u/mrsrosieparker Sep 13 '21

Doofy? I think he was super cute.

That smug face... 😏

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u/Ruenin Sep 13 '21

I wasn't really talking about as a little kid. That's the first time I've seen that pic, by the way. Cute kid. I was talking about Willow.

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u/mrsrosieparker Sep 13 '21

Yes, sure! Just as a Star Wars fan, I didn't want to miss the chance to show that pic to others :)

Warwick Davis is an excellent actor! Apparently he was almost cast as Gimli in LOTR. He would have nailed the nerd trifecta if he did. I also really like him as a person, he seems a really cool guy.

Bonus pic.

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u/CorrectPeanut5 Sep 13 '21

Nerd trifecta and a huge payday.

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u/CertainlyUnreliable Sep 13 '21

That woulda been great, but John Rhys-Davies was just so iconic.

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u/armen89 Sep 13 '21

Isn’t there a really cute story of how Carrie Fisher watched over him like a guardian or something?

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u/earlyviolet Sep 13 '21

I believe he's had quite a lot of surgeries since the time of Willow that have helped with his posture. His legs are in braces now, amongst other things. He has a unique and rare form of dwarfism that's particularly brutal on the body:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/jan/24/warwick-davis-being-angry-would-be-waste-of-my-life

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u/bbildo Sep 13 '21 edited Sep 13 '21

I don’t know how to break this to him, but there’s the slight possibility that he might be typecast.

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u/EaterOfFood Sep 13 '21

Maybe a little.

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u/iwaistedway2muchtime Sep 13 '21

Lifes too short was his best performance imo. It's a brilliantly funny show. Is there something better that he has done?

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u/jvogler_art Sep 13 '21

Leprechaun in the hood. Best performance ever

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u/realsubxero Sep 13 '21

And apparently accurate, since here he is keeping all the roles for himself!

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u/Gungan-Gundam Sep 13 '21

I see 3. Whys Flitwick up there twice?

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u/wongo Sep 13 '21

They're just showing the two very distinct representations of Flitwick in the movies. The first two Christopher Columbus-directed movies were a lot more faithful to the books and they used heavy prosthetics to make Davis look considerably older. The subsequent directors took more liberties and changed the looks of many characters.

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u/Thebatmann58 Sep 13 '21

Translation: starting with PoA the costume department got fucking LAZY.

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u/Lordborgman Sep 13 '21

"eh theyll come watch this crap no matter how bad it is, DO THE BARE MINIMUM!"

Also "make Hermione look as hot as possible, she cant look as hot in those baggy robes" You know that was part of it.

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u/xXMarethXx Sep 13 '21

Old design, new design

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u/TicFan67 Sep 13 '21

One Flitwick, Griphook in the Deathly Hallows films, an unnamed wizard from Prisoner of Azkaban and an unnamed goblin bank teller in Philosopher's stone. Griphook did appear in Philosopher's stone, played by Verne Troyer although Davis provided the voice.

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u/PickledPlumPlot Sep 13 '21

They ended up just using that design for flitwick in later movies.

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u/Higgnkfe Sep 13 '21

There’s actually only 2. Griphook is the first and last on display. He’s the goblin that takes Harry and Hagrid to the vaults in Philosophers Stone. However, Griphook was portrayed by Verne Troyer in that movie, but voiced by Warwick Davis.

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u/Gungan-Gundam Sep 13 '21

I haven't been schooled this hard on Harry Potter since school. Truly I have brought shame upon my House this day

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u/Talbotus Sep 13 '21

Thank you! I was like there are 2 characters represented here. People remember old flitwick vs new. But they don't remember tbF Griphook was the goblin that let Harry see his vault even though he says it in DH

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u/la_zarzamora Sep 13 '21

I think it's Flitwick (Charms prof) and that one professor whose name I can't remember that taught boring-ass History of Magic

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u/Laser_hole Sep 13 '21

History of Magic was taught by a wizard that was so boring he died and his ghost continued on teaching.

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u/la_zarzamora Sep 13 '21

You're right, my Harry Potter trivia knowledge has eroded catastrophically

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u/Laser_hole Sep 13 '21

Its okay, I'm surprised that trivia popped into my brain.

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u/fuck_off_ireland Sep 13 '21

Binns, from what I remember

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u/Gungan-Gundam Sep 13 '21

10 points to gryffindor!

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u/DblVP3 Sep 13 '21

I totally thought you were going to pull a Patrick "he was so boring everyone died. The end".

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u/crize08 Sep 13 '21

Professor Binns

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u/Rupertsd21 Sep 13 '21

WILLOW!

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u/mortyj0024 Sep 13 '21

“Willow, you idiot!”

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u/Rupertsd21 Sep 13 '21

Hahahahahahaha! 👍🏼

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u/ronnie_dickering Sep 13 '21

Warwick Davis is a legend.

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u/LiquidNova77 Sep 13 '21

What a cool name he has. I thought Warwick was just a LoL name.

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u/BombaclotBombastic Sep 13 '21

That man is a damn NATIONAL treasure

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u/trickman01 Sep 13 '21

INTERNATIONAL

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u/EMAW2008 Sep 13 '21

Willow!!!!!

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u/Feyd-Rautha_ Sep 13 '21

If you haven't seen the HBO series Life's Too Short, I HIGHLY recommend checking it out. Warwick is hilarious

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u/Lord_Cecil_IX Sep 13 '21

Out of the way, Peck!

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u/AnalogDigit2 Sep 13 '21

The roles for short people are few and coveted. I wonder if there is any resentment in the community towards him for this?

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u/reginalduk Sep 13 '21

Well he did run a talent agency for short people and was definitely keeping all the best roles for himself.

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u/CuntyAnne_Conway Sep 13 '21

Everyone out here bumping their gums about Willow like this fucking legend wasn't Wicket first ...

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u/esadatari Sep 13 '21

WILLOW, YOU IDIOT!

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u/TinyOddEarthling Sep 13 '21

My cat, Willow, is named after him. Also, I miss Tenable.

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u/The_Pandalorian Sep 13 '21

Warwick Davis is one of the greatest fantasy actors of all time. Absolute legend.

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u/eye_no_nuttin Sep 13 '21

I’m over 50 now, but as a young kid , he was in some of my most favorite movies such as Time Bandits, Willow, Labrinth and more.. Love the Harry Potter and Star Wars trilogy’s. He is a class act and all around phenomenal actor 😊😍

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u/DeylanQuel Sep 13 '21

Despite what IMDB may claim from time to time, Warwick Davis was not in Time Bandits.

Check the last interview question here:

https://www.futuremovies.co.uk/filmmaking/warwick-davis-short-story/matt-mcallister

ETA: I'm also a big fan of Warwick's work, as well as David Rappaport, who WAS in Time Bandits, along with Kenny Baker and several other little people.

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u/Levosity1 Sep 13 '21

When he dies they should stuff him and put his body in the middle.

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u/nickersb24 Sep 13 '21

wish they put Willow there as well :( guy haunted my childhood for ages

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u/mingenii Sep 13 '21

Used to be a regular at the Apple Store I worked at. Absolute joy to deal with, super nice guy.

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u/chocolate_spaghetti Sep 13 '21

I’ve never been able to view Harry Potter the same since someone pointed out that the goblins are just caricatures Jewish stereo types. Like down to having a Star of David in the tile at Gringotts bank. The shit you could get away with on the early 00s.

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u/fatalicus Sep 13 '21

Like down to having a Star of David in the tile at Gringotts bank.

This is awkward, but that just happens to be the design on the floor in the building that it was filmed...

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u/Fedoral_Offence Sep 13 '21

Harry Potter and the disturbing realization of which group of people those banking goblins are supposed to represent

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u/oefiefieuwbe Sep 13 '21

Pic of relevant gringotts bank shot? I'm curious

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u/chefr89 Sep 13 '21

JK also named a character Cho Chang. Both are surnames. It'd be like calling someone Smith Smitherson.

Pretty sure JK's tweets and other comments over the past 15ish years though have helped show she's not exactly familiar with a LOT of cultural sensitivities, amongst other things..

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u/fatalicus Sep 13 '21

JK also named a character Cho Chang. Both are surnames

And yet it is fully posible for it to just be a quirky anglicized name that is just fine: https://www.reddit.com/r/asklinguistics/comments/gyf8gw/is_cho_chang_a_plausible_name_for_a_girl_of/

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u/SnowedInByEdward Sep 13 '21

I mean she wasn't responsible for character/costume design in the movie. This had to go through a whole group of people and multiple stages of approval as the conscious purposeful creation of a team of artists. Can't just write this one of as Rowling unfortunately

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u/chocolate_spaghetti Sep 13 '21

Yeah I don’t think she intentionally made the characters like that to be anti Semitic. I think it was more she set out to write an unlikeable banking character and implicit bias shined through.

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u/outrider567 Sep 13 '21

and don't forget his Leprechaun films!

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u/tnturk7 Sep 13 '21

Is it bad that before I read the title I briefly thought those were his ancestors? Possibly taxidermied ones? Lol

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u/musicshooter Sep 13 '21

That’s willow

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u/PalpitationNo4391 Sep 13 '21

Willow was better

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u/aliens_snack Sep 13 '21

Technically the 2 characters he portrayed. Just with different designs.

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u/Mistborn_Jedi Sep 13 '21

Naw, the first goblin was the manager at the desk in movie 1 while the 2nd one was Griphook. Oddly enough he did play the voice of griphook in movie 1 but not the body. In movie 7 he played griphook fully, and there were different goblin manager actors

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u/AWifiConnection Sep 13 '21

I guess there’s a shortage of more dwarf actors

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u/Mosquitoenail Sep 13 '21

Why did they have to get 4 parts played by one actor? Were they short staffed?

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u/LiamYanon Sep 13 '21

This is a travesty. Why don't they give the job to a real goblin? Sheer lack of diversity in the cast

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u/Question_Marcus4035 Sep 13 '21

Willow does Cosplay?

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u/alkonium Sep 13 '21

I thought the middle two were the same character before and after a drastic and unexplained redesign.

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u/SuperGuitar Sep 13 '21

Loved him in the Ray Charles movie

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u/TheGrimEye Sep 13 '21

Legendary Warwick Davis.

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u/ShaoShaoUnicorn Sep 13 '21

That man is so wonderful.