How Tinsel Town's leading entomologist gets 8-legged actors to perform.
Hollywood has been described as a city of locusts, and that's just fine with Steven Kutcher. Kutcher is Tinsel Town's leading entomologist, a bug whisperer famous for wrangling creatures for films like Arachnophobia, The Exorcist II, and Jurassic Park. His calling card is an uncanny ability to coax bugs to his bidding. "Any fool can dump a bucket of cockroaches on a table," he explains. "But I make them work for the camera." We spoke with him about his most recent assignment, Spider-Man, which arrived in theaters on May 3.