Perfecting The Character Of Lt. Dan
Surely, nowadays when someone has good health insurance coverage, they need not worry about seeking the lifesaving help they need. However, things were a little different. Poor Lieutenant Dan found himself stuck in a life he did not choose. Audience members empathize with him at that vulnerable and crippled state. Perfecting his injuries on screen took some work with their cinematic technology. As Gary Sinise, who played Dan, rested in a wheelchair, they laid a blue fabric over the lower half of his legs. Thus, the digital team created the legless illusion.
Mykelti Williamson played such a perfect Bubba, you probably did not realize the one enhancement he took on. It was the lower lip! Bubba’s bottom lip was prosthetic and took some time to be fitted and perfected. Don’t worry, we fell for it too! In fact, off set many were confused when seeing him without it.