While hunting through Google for Mackie pics, I came across these. They’re test shots for a Filip Jan Rymsza feature film, called A Girl and A Gun, where Mackie is apparently the lead. It’s not even on Mackie’s IMDB page, so..
Interviewer: Did you do a lot of your own stunts?
Anthony Mackie: I did a bunch of the stuff leading up to the stunts. I tried to do one stunt and I ran into a parked car, face-first.
Interviewer: The directors were telling me— I asked if there were any close calls and that was the one situation they brought up!
AM: [Laughs] No, but they tricked me. First of all, no one— if I tell you to fly, you’re not going to know how to fly ‘cause as humans, we don’t fly. So they tell me they’re going to raise me up ten feet and let me go. I swing in, land on my feet, and walk and talk…. so they pulled me up ten feet and said ‘how do you feel?’ and I said ‘I feel good!’ But I keep going up! They pull me up forty feet off the ground and I’m like ‘THIS DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT!’ [Laughs] And they let me go. And I’m coming down at like….mach 2, right? And I look at Chris [Evans]’s face and he goes… “You’re going to die.”"
-Anthony Mackie, interview with Access Hollywood
Guys, watch this WHOLE THING. He’s fucking hilarious.
Second the rec for the video, Mackie’s retelling of this story is fucking GOLD
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN PUNCHED IN THE FACE BY A VAN
WATCH THE VIDEO
The noble and distinguished air of Athos, those flashes of greatness which from time to time broke out from the shade in which he voluntarily kept himself, that unalterable equality of temper which made him the most pleasant companion in the world, that forced and cynical gaiety, that bravery which might have been termed blind if had not been the result of the rarest coolness - such qualities attracted more than esteem, more than the friendship of D’Artagnan; they attracted his admiration.”
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“You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.”