CT Who Played Bossk in ROTJ?

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  1. SlashMan Jedi Grand Master

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    There's some casting confusion when it comes to who played what in Return of the Jedi; Alan Harris, Bossk's original actor was on the set of Return of the Jedi, so it would be assumed that he played Bossk, but that isn't necessarily true. According to a recent interview with Trevor Butterfield (an actor who played multiple parts in the movie), he wore the Bossk costume during some scenes because Harris was doubling for Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett.

    Does anyone have any clarification as to which scenes Harris and Butterfiend played Bossk? When asked about ROTJ, Harris still says he was Bossk during at least one scene, so I think it's possible that he was played by two actors. In a related note, what scene was it that Harris played Boba?

    Personally, it sounds like Trevor Butterfield played Bossk during the palace scenes, while Harris played Boba during the Lapti Nek sequence. Alan Harris could have also played Bossk during the Sail Barge scenes.
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  3. SlashMan Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes, but from these accounts, I believe Butterfield also played Bossk in ROTJ.
    http://starwarsinterviews1.blogspot.com/2012/10/trevor-butterfield-lieutenant-blount.html
    Autographs and such haven't really been much of an indication: I've seen both both sign pictures from either the palace or the Sail Barge. They couldn't have both played him during those scenes. And I know some fans are really anal about having a an autographed piece be from the actor that was playing in that scene. I mean, I've seen Jeremy Bulloch autograph pictures where it was a double in the Fett armor.

    EDIT: Here's an example of what I mean:
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  4. DarthRelaxus Force Ghost

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    IMDb only lists Butterfields special effects credits and Alan Harris is not credited for the role of Bossk in ROTJ. I'm not sure if this is because Bossk was kind of hidden in the background or maybe originally intended to be a different character. They may have reused the costume and the character was retconned to be Bossk.
  5. SlashMan Jedi Grand Master

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    While the role was cut down considerably, it was always intended to be Bossk; hence why Alan Harris was originally expected to return to the role. If the costume was any different, I could see an argument for a different character, but I've always seen him cited as Bossk.
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  7. SlashMan Jedi Grand Master

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    I think I have somewhat of an answer. Alan Harris was known for his height, and was taller than Boba Fett in Empire. In the picture in Jabba's castle, it would appear that Bossk is shorter than Boba. With that reasoning, I say that Butterfield plays him there, and Alan Harris plays him on the sail barge scenes.
  8. Team Padme Jedi Grand Master

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    When was Bossk even in ROTJ?
  9. LordMortis315 Jedi Grand Master

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    Whoever he is, he's got nothing on Dee Bradley Baker. [face_talk_hand] :p
  10. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    I don't think you can see him in the film, but he appears in production shots.
  11. Aaronaman Jedi Grand Master

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    Alan Harris was initial picked to wear the Fett costume in ESB but then he decided to go with Bossk instead....I've only ever read of Jeremy Bulloch and stuntman Glen Randall wearing the suit in the original ROTJ production?
  12. SlashMan Jedi Grand Master

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    Wow, he turned down Boba to be Bossk? What a badass.

    Also, I've heard that as many as six people donned Boba Fett suit during Return of the Jedi. There should be more about this in the upcoming book, but Alan Harris was just one stand-in (probably because the suit was made around him in the first place).
  13. Grievousdude Jedi Master

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    Before this thread I didnt even know Bossk was in Return of the Jedi so its nice to find out.
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  14. whostheBossk Force Ghost

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    He can be seen on Jabba's sail barge when R2 and C3PO run into each other I believe. It is unknown if he survives though. Long Live Bossk!
  15. Django Fett Jedi Grand Master

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    Dengar's there too.
  16. whostheBossk Force Ghost

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    Yep, and who knows if they made it out alive. A spinoff movie on bounty hunters may happen, and if it does, I guarantee these old school mercenaries will make an appearance or two
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  17. Ananta Chetan Jedi Grand Master

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    I've heard that Disney is in negotiations with Tony Danza to portray the character in a forthcoming spinoff film.

    Can you confirm that? :p
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  18. Django Fett Jedi Grand Master

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    That would be great, get Henry Winkler to play Dengar and Ron Howard to play Zuckuss too [face_laugh]
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