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I thought the whole point of the Russian Driver name was that it was what the animatic gave as a name? Vetinari (Appointment) 22:10, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

  • True, but since the novelization says he's Ukrainian, calling him "Russian Driver" is inaccurate. Still, that is the closest thing to an official name. Do you want to revert? - Kooshmeister
    • Nah, not even sure the Russian Driver name would have counted as an official nickname anyway. Better than one of four "Russian Soldiers" credited first. Vetinari (Appointment) 22:23, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
      • Yeah. Instances like this make me wish Indiana Jones had a more thorough "expanded universe," like Star Wars, if only to give proper names to some of the minor characters (German Mechanic, Arab Swordsman, Chief Guard, etc., and this guy). - Kooshmeister
        • "Herman Mechanic", "Ernst Swordsman" and "Herman Ernst Chief Guard"? ;) Vetinari (Appointment) 22:39, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Not Emmanuel TodorovEdit

I've come to the conclusion that not only is this guy not played by Emmanuel Todorov, but the actor shown in the picture is a duck driver and not the guy driving Spalko's GAZ 69. I'm watching the film and Spalko's driver has a completely different nose and chin from the fellow pictured (that's definitely him getting eaten by the siafu though). Todorov would appear to play "Lincoln," the Soviet with the glasses from earlier in the film. - Kooshmeister

  • So did the filmmakers swap him around - I haven't seen the film all that recently - Was Spalko's driver magically transformed from one actor in the vehicle to another actor eaten by siafu (ie they pulled a Wedge Antilles)? When the movie came out, I tried to start matching actors to particular roles and it got confusing for some of the roles.Jawajames 18:00, September 12, 2010 (UTC)
    • No, Spalko's driver is consistently portrayed by the same uncredited actor throughout the jungle chase and ant scene. The original main image was actually of the driver of the duck Oxley and Mac ride in, and which Indy overtakes, who is a different character. - Kooshmeister
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