Unforgettable Gustavo Fring from the “Breaking Bad” series, Giancarlo Esposito lends his features to the great villain of the game “Far Cry 6”. Like others before him, actors are regularly called upon to be modeled in games. Here are ten examples.
Far from being confined to lending their voices to video game characters, actors and actresses have also been regularly called upon, for many years, to be modeled in games. Certainly, with more or less happiness. But the result can be quite convincing, as shown by the participation of Giancarlo Esposito, whom Breaking Bad fans know well, in the latest iteration of Ubisoft’s video game franchise, Far cry.
Here are ten actors and actresses who willingly lent themselves to the game!
Giancarlo Esposito in “Far Cry 6”
In July 2020, the publisher Ubisoft unveiled the first images of its game Far cry 6, confirming in passing the rumor that Giancarlo Esposito, the actor well known to fans of the cult series breaking Bad and Better Call Saul for having played the drug lord Gustavo Fring, played the villain of the new part of the video game franchise. In this 6th opus, the actor plays an island tyrant by the name of Anton Castillo. If Esposito had lent his features to a live trailer for the robbery video game Payday 2, which featured his character responding to the name of “Dentiste”, this is the first time he has done Performance Capture for a video game with Far Cry 6.
Michael Mando in “Far Cry 3”
“Did I already give you my definition of madness?” In Far cry 3, Michael Mando plays an insane Vaas Montenegro, undoubtedly one of the best villains ever encountered in a video game. Unstable, irascible, sadistic, the character and the actor have a monstrous slaughter. It should also be noted that, for once, the VF dubbing of the character also contributes greatly to making him a memorable figure. As for Far cry 3, it was quite simply one of the best games of 2012, which intelligently mixed many themes: sexuality and even STDs, capitalism, ecology, the anxieties of Generation Y, our own relationship to games video…
A powerful script and background written by Jeffrey Yohalem, rightly awarded a BAFTA for his writing on this game. If you haven’t played it, you know what you have to do. It is in any case very tasty to note that Ubisoft uses Giancarlo Esposito for his Far cry 6, who shares the poster with Michael Mando in the series breaking Bad and Better call saul !
Hayden Panettiere in “Until Dawn”
The beautiful Hayden Panettierre appears in the cast of the horror game Until Dawn, released at the end of August 2015, alongside other talents like Peter Stormare and Rami Malek. Conceived and conceived as a true homage to the Slasher, this sub-genre of horror films where a generally masked psychopathic killer is regularly rife, Until Dawn offers a very successful experience, halfway between cinema and video games. The reception of critics and the public, very enthusiastic, it seems surprised Sony, which did not necessarily expect this success. Supermassive Games, the studio behind this creation, has been trying to create a horror games anthology, with more or less happiness.
Keanu Reeves in “Cyberpunk 2077”
Hire Neo, ex Johnny Mnemonic, to make him a video game character? Check! It is to the Polish studio CD Projekt Red that we owe this idea, which made Keanu Reeves a very important character in the game. Cyberpunk 2077. The actor lends his features to Johnny Silverhand, a rockerboy and singer of the music group Samurai.
Why did you ask the actor for that matter? Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, the game’s Quest Director, gave us this answer in 2019: “Johnny Silverhand is a rebellious character to the established order, who does not hesitate to stand up and fight for his ideas, to fight against the omnipotence of mega-corporations and their oppression, as well as the hold they have about society in this cyberpunk universe. Keanu, for his part, has a long tradition of incarnating characters in his fictions which rise up against the established order; Matrix in the lead. For us, it was ideal, and above all it made sense. He began by doing the voice of his character, but did not hesitate to give his own ideas about it, for example on how he should behave in such and such a situation. the launch of the game, in December 2020, was very problematic, due to PS4 and X-Box One versions clearly at a discount, it remains that the game …