After spending some time in Hollywood as an aspiring actor, Lansing
native Tim Holmes returned to the Capital region in 2003. Now, due to the
state's film incentives, he's finding acting work here in Michigan.
According to excerpts from the article:
One day, Tim Holmes was trying out for one of the many movie roles that
have reached Michigan lately. He had the tough-guy look, but there was
also a complicated fight scene. Could he do his own stunts?
His response: "I said, 'Sir, I fell from burning buildings to save people's lives; I can do it for a movie.'"
The state's movie incentives have brought a lot of work for Michigan
residents, Holmes said. They've also introduced Hollywood people to a
world they'd never imagined.
So far, his roles have often been short, uncredited and quite combative.
He said he gets beat up by Gerard Butler (in "Machine Gun Preacher")
and his robot gets beat up by Hugh Jackman's ("Real Steel"). He does win
sometimes: In the direct-to-video "Hostel 3," he beats up all the
heroes; in the opening scene of "Street Kings: Motor City," he beats up
and shoots Ray Liotta, then is promptly gunned down by others. For
contrast, he's a cop with Patrick in "S.W.A.T.: Fire Fight."
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