Hi friends, there's a question which torments my mind.....
One day I created this topic http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=501655
about Claude resemblance to a character (Lee-Harvey) of one of my favorite games, Sam and Max Hit The Road. One user, Mroz, wisely posted a link containing a post about the ARTIST who made Claude's ACTION FIGURE.
The artist, TrevorGrove, has a page in Deviantart. Read this conversation:
~GoNickYourself Nov 14, 2011
Curious Trevor, did SSC or Rockstar give you any direction as to whom this character's likeness was based of off? Fingers crossed for Tommy Vercetti and Carl Johnson! Oh and killer sculpt as always.
*TrevorGrove Nov 14, 2011 Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, this was based very loosely off of someone, but not an actor. The original game character was based on one of the game developers, as was this sculpt. Other than that I just looked at reference of the character from the game.
Here's the link: http://trevorgrove.deviantart.com/gallery/...set=72#/d4fzsyo
So maybe that's why Rockstar likes Claude so much! He is like one of the game developers
So I went to a battle to discover which developer it is. The problem is that Rockstar employees are very discrete, so is not everyone who has picture and personal informations. I know a lot of EA Games employees, sometimes I even chat with them, but Rockstar Games I don't know almost anybody!!
After researching, I still don't know certainly who is the game developer that inspired Claude Speed!!
But I was suspicious about one developer, whose Facebook doesn't have a personal picture. Its picture is a Elvis drawning, and Claude does look like Elvis (in GTA 2 the Elvis lovers even though Claude was him), so maybe that's a hint?? This developer worked in games like GTA series (since GTA 2, that Claude is the protagonist) and Max Payne (and Max looks like Claude!!!!) But then I finally saw a pic of him, and he doesn't look like Claude
So I got no IDEA who is the inspiration of Claude!!!! Does anybody know?! Could anyone interested in GTA stories and curiosities help me in this search of the game developer who inspired Claude and maybe Max Payne
(because they look like)?