Ho ho ho! Some stars have taken on the last word problem of spreading Christmas cheer by portraying probably the most iconic vacation determine — Santa Claus.
Whereas all actors discover themselves donning a purple go well with and white beard of their roles as Santa, Billy Bob Thorton had the distinctive job of taking part in a naughty model within the 2003 movie Unhealthy Santa.
The Arkansas native admitted in October 2019 that he turned to technique appearing for the notorious scene the place his character, Willie, will get drunk earlier than reporting to responsibility as a mall Santa.
“I used to be drunk. It’s so apparent,” he informed Entertainment Weekly on the time. “I drank about three glasses of purple wine for breakfast. That was simply an appetizer. Then I converted to vodka and cranberry juice after which I had a couple of Bud Lights.”
Thorton added, “By the point I obtained to that scene there I barely knew I used to be in a film. The actual fact of the matter is I used to be purported to be standing on the escalator. It dumps me out and it actually woke me up and that’s what’s within the film. And I stand up, standing round as a result of I assumed I awakened in my home. After which I remembered what I used to be purported to do. I used to be purported to go there and fall down in all these items and be horrible in entrance of the youngsters.”
Though the movie is full of crude jokes, Thorton believes Unhealthy Santa has earned its place among other Christmas classics.
“I believe it’s the choice to the actual syrupy Christmas motion pictures — I believe folks wished that on the time and now, much more,” he informed EW in October 2016. “There was that spot lacking. I’ve folks come as much as me on a regular basis and say to me, ‘Yearly we watch Miracle on thirty fourth Avenue, It’s a Fantastic Life and Unhealthy Santa. It’s become part of the box set.’”
Tim Allen additionally performed an unconventional model of Santa within the 1994 movie The Santa Clause, the place Scott (Allen) is tapped to take over as Kris Kringle after Santa Claus falls off his roof. The Residence Enchancment alum revealed in November 2018 that the film nearly had a extra sinister premise.
“The unique Santa Clause is somewhat darker, written by two comedians, and I really shot and killed Santa, within the unique film,” Allen defined on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon. “He fell off the roof as a result of I assumed he was a burglar.”
Scroll right down to see the actors who’ve portrayed Jolly Outdated St. Nick beneath.