Tropic Thunder

Lot # 546 - Live Auction 2017 - Tugg Speedman’s (Ben Stiller) Helmet and Dog Tags

Stock #73967

Tugg Speedman's (Ben Stiller) helmet and dog tags from Ben Stiller's war comedy Tropic Thunder. Tugg Speedman wore his helmet and accessories when he was dropped into the jungles of Vietnam to shoot a movie, guerilla style.

The helmet is an American M1 military helmet and is covered in cotton camouflage material. The cover features hand-drawn designs in black ink, such as a skull, crossbones and a four-leaf clover. There is also a handwritten message on the helmet that reads: 'Psalm 23: ‘Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death''. A strap holds numerous decorations in place, including a pack of cigarettes, matchbook, hollow 223 ammunition shells, and insect repellent.

Also included are Tugg Speedman's dog tags, which are made of metal and are embossed with his name and personal statistics. The tags are wrapped in olive green tape and attached to a beaded metal chain that is dressed in stage blood. The lot shows intentional production distressing, but remains in very fine condition. Dimensions (helmet): 28 cm x 23 cm x 18 cm (11" x 9" x 7")

£3,000 - 5,000

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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