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That Weird Credit in Fargo

If you watched Fargo in a theater in 1996 and stayed through the credits, you would have seen this. Was Prince really in the movie? Between 1993 and 2000, Prince used this symbol as his name. But it's laid on its side, and there's a smiley face in the circle. Was it a joke? Yes and no. Peter Stormare, who played the villain Gaear Grimsrud, spilled the beans about Prince's role in the Coen brothers movie.

Prince is from there and a friend of theirs — this was during his battles with his record company and that sign was the only thing he was allowed to use. He wanted to do a smaller part — I was told — but it didn’t work out. But just having his symbol there helped his image a little in his long battle getting out from a stupid record contract!

The "victim in the field" was actually played by one of the storyboard artists from the film. I hope he didn't mind giving up a screen credit for the stunt. Read a lot more about the movie Fargo from the viewpoint of Stormare in the interview.  -via TYWKIWDBI


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