Lou Ferrigno Says He’s The Best There Is At What He Does: “Nobody Can Play The Hulk Like I Could”
Yeah, the title is more of a Wolverine saying but Lou Ferrigno is borrowing it to talk about his Hulk. The actor recently spoke with the LA Times (via UnleashTheFanboy) about his time as the big, green goliath. The bodybuilder turned actor who was actually influenced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby‘s creations as a kid, says that nobody can do what he does when it comes to playing the Hulk. Ferrigno says:
It began with me as the Hulk. I was the first to bring superhero muscles to the screen and to make it more believable. There’s still people who prefer to watch the old show over the newer things because it’s real, not CGI.
The truth is, I’ve been the Hulk my whole life. The Hulk was the beginning of me, a platform as an actor to grow. I don’t think anybody else can play the Hulk like I could. I was able to show emotions even with all of the makeup. I don’t think it can be duplicated.
Ferrigno is still attached to the Hulk. He provided the voice for the muscle-bound hero in his past movies and even the “puny god” line in The Avengers. While Ferrigno may have a point with the CGI part of his statement, I think a lot of people may disagree with the “nobody can play the Hulk like I could” part. Mark Ruffalo garnered an incredible amount of praise for his portrayal of both Hulk and Bruce Banner. Ed Norton has his rabid supporters as well. It’s a debate that will rage on for years. At least we know where Lou Ferrigno stands on the debate. Before you sound off below, here’s a piece of evidence that shows he did something no other Hulks have ever done:
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Source : LA Times