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Added on 05-Jul-2005

Freddie Mercury, Prime Influence On Actor Sam Rockwell In Interview In August 2005 Starlog MagazineFreddie Mercury is discussed as one of actor Sam Rockwell's main influences on developing his character Zaphod Beeblebrox, in an in depth interview with Rockwell profiling the film ''The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'' in the August 2005 issue of Starlog Magazine.



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From Interview with Sam Rockwell by Joe Nazarro. Headline ''Split Personalities''

''The final character is an outrageous combination of Elvis, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Queen singer Freddie Mercury, as well as a couple of obvious influences like (Vince) Vaughn. Zaphod needed to be charming, so I was grabbing for anything I could get. He had to be an icon; this larger than life guy. Zaphod is the life of the party.''



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Color photo of Sam Rockwell as and in character as the flambouyant glam...Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Caption ''Although he's a combination of Elvis Presley, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Freddie Mercury, and Vince Vaughn, Zaphod is, without a doubt, a one of-a-kind, charismatic personality.''

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