|While researching information on The Humanoid movie in preparation for this website, I happened upon the email address of Mr Leonard Mann, the talented actor who gave such a fantastic performance as Metropolis Head of Security, Nick. If Golob was the heart of the movie, Nick was the action, lighting up the screen with his dazzling fighting skills and bravado, creating a truly memorable sci-fi screen presence. Of course, I was compelled to write Leonard a frantic fan letter, informing him of the site and praising his performance. I had little hope of a response..of course, he is a busy man, and the movie was made a looong time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Imagine my joy, then, to receive such wonderful words of encouragement and support:
"Dear Mark..Sorry I haven't responded sooner. I have been very busy these days traveling with my work. I was blown away by your e-mail. I had not thought about L'Humanoide for a long time. I saw your website. I can see you've worked hard. I would be happy to send you an autograph. As far as behind the scenes stories , I'll have to jog my memory a bit... I have seen the progress on the website. You really have done quite a job... The website is great, and let me know if you need anything else."
Following such kind words, a package soon arrived in the post, including four hand-signed autographs, and a set of prints from Mr Mann's personal collection, unique candid photographs that I had never seen, featuring some stunning imagery. As a die-hard fan of the movie, I now consider them my most prized material posessions, and believe them to be exclusive to this site.
On behalf of Golob's Groovy Gang, I sincerely thank Leonard Mann, both for his superb performance in the movie, his generosity and kindness, and his support of this site. One Hellios of a nice guy !
|THE LEONARD MANN AUTOGRAPH GALLERY
THE HUMANOID MASTERGALLERY
LEONARD MANN MOVIE IMAGE GALLERY
LEONARD MANN-MAKING THE MOVIE
NICK - CHIEF OF METRO CITY SECURITY
The Brother of the Night calls Nick a 'Princely Hero' ...hes not far wrong. Nick is super-cool. A crack shot laser-marksman, with the best kung fu mooves in the galaxy. Put Bruce Lee and Han Solo in a cosmic blender and Nick's your man. And he has ALL the best lines...
Well I'll be disintegrated !
Kid, you gotta be outta your gravity zone...
What in Halios are you doing here?!
Born March 1, 1947 in Albion, New York, Leonard Manzella spent twenty years in the tv and motion-picture industry, chiefy in Italy although also featuring in some international productions. Mainly known for roles in the thriller and spaghetti-western genres, L'Umanoide seems to be Mann's only foray into science-fiction. Speaking in Famous Monster's Magazine issue 164, Mann ask's 'After all, what actor wouldn't welcome the chance of portraying the valiant young saviour of humanity - the guy who takes on everything the forces of evil throw at him..and wins!"
*editorial note* Further to meeting Mr Mann and his involvement with the site, he has informed me that the above quote is fictitious, and he never even spoke to the magazine involved. It is however a really nice soundbite and makes good reading, hence its inclusion ! :)
Subsequent to his work in the entertainment industry, Leonard Mann now enjoys a thriving career working as a licensed clinical social worker and project director in California, USA.
For the Internet Movie Database Leonard Mann page, click HERE
|Leonard Mann - 2004|