Happy Birthday: Lou Ferrigno

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

louferrignoLou Ferrigno

Born: November 9, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

If I hadn’t lost my hearing, I wouldn’t be where I am now. It forced me to maximize my potential. I had to be better than the average person to succeed. That’s why I chose bodybuilding. If I became a world champion, if I could win admiration from my peers, I could do anything.

[his response (in 1979) to an indication that he shared the spotlight with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) villain Darth Vader, played by David Prowse, another muscle-bound actor] Anybody could play Darth Vader. Vader is basically just a big guy behind a costume. The character shows no emotion, no nothing! If you really showed the emotional side of The Hulk he could be even hotter than “Star Wars”. Battlestar Galactica (1978) didn’t show any feelings and that’s the…

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