Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)—“Henry Gupta”Also:
RJ: Yeah, the father of techno-terrorism. A part that was originally cast for a 25-year-old Indian man, so I’m not quite sure how I convinced Roger Spottiswoode that that would be a good role for me, but I did somehow.
AVC: Did they change the part after you came onboard?
RJ: They did. At one point, they wanted me to throw cards as weapons to attack Bond, but the first time they asked me to do it in rehearsal, I was an enormously long distance away from Pierce Brosnan, and I warned them that the cards went very, very hard and fast, and they said no no, they had someone in front of it to block the shot, and I again said, “I don’t think you should do that,” they said, “No, no, it’ll be okay.” And Pierce seemed to be fine with it. So I whaled a card, I don’t know how, 50 or 75 feet away, and they said, “Just throw it at his face,” and I hit him right above the eye, and realized that I almost ruined the most lucrative franchise in the history of film.
My favorite Ricky Jay story, from Paul Thomas Anderson's WTF interview, about Jay cracking up while filming Boogie Nights whenever Burt Reynolds said "nevertheless." pic.twitter.com/hhIMY3pg0B— Tony Tost (@tonytost) November 25, 2018