Hes Rick Smalls Strickland and in the last 12 years, hes cornered the market in Hollywood for beefy burly bodyguards and supersized security guards.
In fact, hes so in demand that his fellow actors jokingly accuse him of taking their parts away from them.
Smalls which is his stage name says the key to playing a security guard is to realize that Youre not PLAYING a bouncer. You ARE the bouncer.
That bit of advice came in handy while filming Will Ferrells upcoming skater comedy Blades Of Glory.
In one scene, the comedian tries to sneak into an ice arena and it was Smalls job to prevent his entry.
In his words, We winged all the action, except for the dialogue. In one scene, its like hes jumping for a goal line and I try to stop him.
It was a strenuous day on the job and Smalls is glad that he didnt injure himself. Still, he admits he was out of breath after shooting.
Blades Of Glory, which also stars Jon Heder, skates into theaters March 30.
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