“[Oliver Reed] still had three weeks left [of filming Gladiator when he died]. I had to shoot most of his scenes at the end of the film using his body double, then for the close-ups we superimposed Oliver’s face onto the body double’s. Eerie, eh? I also was able to use some shots from earlier scenes and outtakes. But thank God for digital technology…Oliver went out the way he would have wanted to, I should think: with a pint glass in his hand.”
We can pretty much do anything now. Don’t be afraid.