from Eaten alive TO Elm Street, Robert Englund became a living horror legend. But he is much more than an iconic movie monster, Englund is also a classically trained actor. The 75-year-old actor once auditioned for the roles of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo for New Hope.
He had some success as usual in the 1983 mini-series Vbefore his decades-long stint as child-killing supernatural force Freddy Krueger Nightmare on Elm Street, but it wasn’t just his iconic fire-scarred face that made him so revered as a performer. Englund is said to be wonderful to work with and his dedication to his fans is unmatched.
You can learn more about this legendary actor in the new documentary Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story which will broadcast further Screambox starting June 6. Watch the trailer below for a sneak peek into the life and times of one of Hollywood’s longest-running and most idolized movie monsters and the actor who portrays him.
A classically trained actor and director, Robert Englund has become one of the most revolutionary horror icons of our generation. Throughout his career, Englund starred in many well-known films, but rose to superstardom by portraying the supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the film Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. This unique and intimate portrait captures the man behind the glove and features interviews with Englund and his wife Nancy, Lin Shaye, Eli Roth, Tony Todd, Heather Langenkamp and others.
The film, which was shot over two years, highlights the life and career of the classically trained actor and director.
The documentary follows Englund’s career from his beginnings in Buster and Billie and Stay hungry (with Arnold Schwarzenegger) his big break in the 1980s as Freddy Krueger in his directorial debut with the 1988 horror film 976-RAUL to his acting status in current roles such as the hit series ‘Stranger Things’.