Date: 20th April 2001
MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN was left speechless after PLANET OF THE APES (2001) producer RICHARD D. ZANUCK requested he go out in public in full gorilla costume.
The bulky 6-foot-5 star, who plays ATTAR, the silver-back gorilla who's second in command of the Ape armies in the remake, refused to be easily persuaded by the bizarre request, where he was asked to attend a LOS ANGELES LAKERS game in the attire.
He explains, "I told Richard it would cost him exactly $1.5 million (£1 million) - come up with that and I will be there for you. "He just laughed." (RGS/LADN/ES)