Perhaps Cracked Actor's most significant achievement is that it gave Nicholas Roeg the idea to cast David Bowie in his 1976 film, The Man Who Fell To Earth. Roeg had seen the documentary on TV and was instantly drawn to Bowie's alien-ness. In fact Roeg would work some scenes from the documentary into his film - the scenes in Cracked Actor where Bowie is travelling in the back of a limousine across Middle America (Bowie hated to fly) would later reappear in similar form in Roeg's film, not to mention the hat that Bowie wears would turn up in the famous last shot of Roeg's film.
|The Man Who Sold the World...|
|...and the Man Who Fell To Earth|