Film Freak
Film Freak
Personal Info:
Real Name: Burt Weston
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Batman Vol.1 #395 (1986) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Mad Hatter
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman
Creators: Doug Moench and Tom Mandrake
Film Freak has no super human powers; however he is a skilled actor, master of disguise and is familiar with firearms.
Weapons: Film Freak usually carries a revolver.
Burt Weston was a former stuntman and failed actor whom preferred impersonating villains, as he considered them more complex and multidimensional. He had a relationship with actress India Blue which lasted three years, until he faked his own death in a manner reminiscent of the Newman-Redford film The Sting (with the help of fellow actor and friend Al Jacobs), in order to acquire the success he craved. Years later, having been forgotten by the public and learning that movie director Paul Vasseria, whom had rejected Weston in the past, was going to preview his latest film, he orchestrated his ultimate comeback and revenge.
Changing his appearance by shaving his hair, Weston turned to crime and based his criminal activities off of old movies (such as To Catch a Thief and White Heat), including the dialogue. He was dubbed Film Freak by the Gotham Gazette. His modus operandi drew the attention of Batman, Robin.
Film Freak I at DC Database
Film Freak I at Comic Vine