Why Lou Ferrigno is the Best Hulk, No CGI Needed!
Have you ever wondered who played the best Hulk? Sure, we’ve seen quite a few actors take on the role, like Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo, and even Eric Bana. They’ve all been pretty good, but let’s be real, none of them quite compare to Lou Ferrigno.
Why, you ask? Well, Ferrigno didn’t need fancy computer-generated imagery (CGI) to be the Hulk – he became the Hulk. Talk about commitment, right?
Remember when we first saw Ferrigno turn into the big green machine on the ‘The Incredible Hulk’ TV series? He literally transformed right before our eyes, no special effects required.
That’s all Lou, no digital enhancements or animated muscle. Just good old-fashioned physical training and a lot of green body paint.
What set Ferrigno apart was his dedication. He was a professional bodybuilder, so he had the physique to match the comic book character. He didn’t need to be digitally bulked up in post-production or stand in front of a green screen for hours. He was, in essence, the real Hulk.
Don’t get me wrong, the current CGI technology does wonders for bringing characters like Hulk to life. But there’s something special about seeing a real person take on the role, right? It feels more authentic somehow.
And let’s not forget, Ferrigno’s Hulk wasn’t just about brawn – he also brought the character’s emotional side to the forefront. Despite being a man of few words, his portrayal was surprisingly touching. You could feel the conflict and struggle within him, which made his character so much more relatable.
So while we’ve seen some great actors play the Hulk over the years, my vote for the best Hulk goes to Ferrigno. He didn’t just play the Hulk – he was the Hulk. And in my book, you can’t get better than that.
Just a little food for thought the next time you see the Hulk smash his way through a CGI-laden scene. Sometimes, less is more, and in the case of Ferrigno’s Hulk, his non-CGI performance left a lasting impact that still resonates with fans today. Lou Ferrigno, you truly were and always will be our Incredible Hulk.