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Jack Larson to
make cameo appearance in Superman Returns

Jack Larson to
make cameo appearance in Superman Returns

Out actor played Jimmy Olsen in classic TV series.

Out director Bryan Singer tells that Superman veterans Jack Larson and Noel Neill will make brief appearances in Superman Returns, set for release June 30, 2006. Openly gay actor Larson--who went on to become a noted author, poet, and longtime partner of filmmaker James Bridges--played Jimmy Olsen in the 1950s TV series; Neill meanwhile played Lois Lane, a role she had previously played in the 1948 film serial. She also made a cameo appearance in Richard Donner's 1978 Superman feature.

Singer recounted to the Web site an anecdote about Larson's first appearance on the set, when he met actor Brandon Routh, who plays Superman in the upcoming film: "I was standing next to Jack, and I was going to introduce him to Brandon. It was on the roof of the Daily Planet building. I was standing next to him, and he's talking, and he's holding his copy of the script, and as he's doing that he suddenly looks up and he goes, 'Oh, there he is.' I didn't know what he was looking at. Then I looked over, and it was Brandon in his Superman suit, which I'd been seeing every day. It's always something to see, but for Jack it was a moment. I don't think he'd seen someone in a Superman suit since 1951." (

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