The predator from Predator may be among the most iconic action villains in history, so it’s no surprise that noted makeup and effects guru Stan Winston didn’t just fall into success on the first try. Rather, he went through a pretty bad iteration first, with no less than Jean-Claude Van Damme donning the suit.
The whole story can be found here, beyond the embedded video. And just one perk is learning that everyone on the Predator set made fun of JCVD‘s accent. I normally hate xenophobia, but when it’s directed at a young Jean-Cleaude Van Damme with leaser beam-focus, I sort of love it.