He even visited a factory manufacturing artificial legs.
Even less prestigious projects, such as the soapy CBS miniseries Master of the Game, get the full Hamlin treatment.
The Hollywood glamour boy gone, he limps across the stage as Moe Axelrod, a greasy Depression-era thug with a wooden leg. He’s a weirdo,” says Harry, who prepared for the role with his typical gusto.
He just so happens to be Harry's 35-year-old son from a previous, high-profile relationship. He's also a DJ, and has even modeled for the likes of Abercrombie & Fitch.
The movie was the Greek-myth and special-effects epic Clash of the Titans, the co-star, statuesque Ursula Andress, and the big moment, off-camera.
Harry as Perseus and Ursula as Aphrodite fell madly in love in 1979 and soon produced a baby boy, Dimitri, now almost 4.
“Ursula is an amazing woman, warm and passionate with a good sense of humor, and I loved her deeply.” During the four years they were together, they did plan to marry, but never found the right time or place, he explains.
“Neither of us wanted to do it in a post office or some hideous government building.” More specifically, Harry blames the obvious obstacles—”our ages and different backgrounds.” Though their relationship has since soured, a common bond is son Dimitri.