Chicken Trouble In Britain For Malkovich

JOHN MALKOVICH's directorial debut THE DANCER UPSTAIRS faced a ban in Britain until the movie star showed censors how ridiculous they were being with their concerns over a chicken.

The Brits were concerned about one scene, which features a frantic bird with a stick of dynamite strapped to it.

Malkovich says, "They felt the chicken showed signs of distress and they banned the film for a week.

"It was a phoney piece of dynamite we strapped to the chicken's leg but their point was, 'How would the chicken know?' Seriously.

"I had some questions for them like, 'If we cut the chicken out of the movie, how did they know what that would do to the chicken's mental state and how that could effect the chicken's career?"

01/05/2003 09:29

Contactmusic

Tags: John Malkovich - The Dancer Upstairs

Advertisement

More John Malkovich

Can Benedict Cumberbatch Help Make Penguins Of Madagascar A Christmas Hit? [Trailer]

DreamWorks Animation have been trying to get a film together for the penguins ever since the success of the 2005 film Madagascar. Since then the...

Penguins of Madagascar Trailer

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private return from Madagascar with their own adventure as formidable and super sharp espionage agents. Their world is under threat from...

Penguins of Madagascar Trailer Sees Cumberbatch as "Super-Duper-Smooth" Agent [Trailer + Pictures]

Having stolen nearly every scene in Madagascar – so much so they got their own TV spin-off - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private star...

The Penguins Of Madagascar Trailer

The newest addition to the 'Madagascar' franchise arrives in the form of spin-off 'The Penguins of Madagascar', which centres around the penguin characters, Skipper, Kowalski,...

Advertisement

Is 'Crossbones' The Swashbuckling Summer Series To Watch in 2014?

Crossbones, the new NBC series starring John Malkovich is due to premiere tonight (30th May). The series follows the world's most famous pirate - Jack...

Cesar Chavez Trailer

'Cesar Chavez' is the inspirational story of the celebrated American Mexican, labour leader and civil rights activist who devoted his life to improving the treatment...

RED 2 Movie Review

That A-list cast of "retired, extremely dangerous" spies is back, coasting through another amiable but uninspired action-comedy. It may be occasionally funny, but the script...

Red 2's US Release: Critics Are Unimpressed By "Tired" Sequel

Red 2 is released in US cinemas today (Friday 19th July). Critics have not received the Red sequel favourably, describing it as "passable" and simply...

Advertisement

Comments

John Malkovich Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Malkovich

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All