Ted in the comics had the heroic face and features despite the fact that he’d constantly get into fights and had learned how to fight. So this Ted didn’t make out so well, he has a boxer’s face from growing up and continuing to live as a boxer. Luckily he has amazing skills with masks and makeup so he can cover up the flaws that make him feel like a monster (since he looks like one (or like Ron Perlman (my script says Mickey Rourke)).
We also see the first of Ted’s white knight-ism (the title for the movie was The White Knight Versus The Baron and the film was directed by C. Foster – I forget if this was a reference to Citizen Kane…). He doesn’t really like doing the movies but he equates having a job with his masculinity. This is fine since he has a job currently but it sets an unsteady future for him considering this is the mid-1930s.
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And here it is in black and white.
Also if I remember from James, the mask he wears was inspired by Drive.