In this excerpt from an oral history interview with the NFSA, Bruce Spence talks about playing the Gyro Captain in Mad Max 2 and working with director George Miller.
In particular, he talks in detail about the scene where his character sets a clever trap for Max only to be foiled by Max's dog. Shooting the scene was made trickier because the dog was afraid of cars!
Bruce Spence returned in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome as Jedediah the Pilot.
Geoff Gardner interviewed Bruce Spence for the NFSA Oral History program in 2012.
Image: Bruce Spence as the Gyro Captain in Mad Max 2, 1981. NFSA title: 482197