‘Dune’s Villain Looked Ridiculous Behind-The-Scenes
Before it was a legally-bewildering crypto scheme, apparently Dune was also a movie that came out last year, chronicling an interplanetary battle over a powerful ancient spice – and if it wasn’t for the fact that Dune is based on a famous, decades-old novel, we probably would have suspected that it was secretly paid for by a certain aftershave company.
In both the book and the film, the villainous House Harkonnen is headed by Baron Harkonnen, who basically looks like The Kingpin if he were a Cenobite who routinely bathed in motor oil.
The Baron was played by acclaimed actor and handsome leading man generator Stellan Skarsgard. Anyone who remembers Skarsgard’s nude exploits in Thor: The Dark World likely deduced that his “cyborg Penguin” physique in Dune wasn’t exactly natural. No, Skarsgard’s Dune bod was the result of an intense prosthetic get-up that apparently looked a tad less intimidating in real life. The Ken doll-esque void where there should be genitals, for instance …