My good friend and creative mentor Paul Quarry (Skyfall, Casino Royale) set this idea in motion. We began with his idea of filming or photographing famous last suppers; and were instantly upset by how many other people thought of it first. Drat.

Have a look at these pictures of death-row meals made by the photographer Henry Hargreaves. Pretty cool! An inmate on death row gets to choose their last meal. The most common request is of course junk food or humble home-cooked; a last taste of comfort before we execute you.

But most of these guys were horrific and horrible human beings. I don’t really want to do anything with their stories.

John Wayne Gacy
  • 52 yrs
  • Illinois
  • Rape, 33 counts of murder
  • Lethal injection
  • 12 fried shrimp
  • Bucket of original recipe KFC*
  • French Fries
  • 1lb of Strawberries

*prior to being convicted Gacy had managed 3 KFC restaurants

Timothy McVeigh
  • 33 yrs
  • Indiana
  • 168 counts of murder
  • Lethal injection
  • 2 pints of mint and chocolate chip ice cream
Ronnie Lee Gardner
  • 49 yrs
  • Utah
  • Burglary, Robbery, 2 counts of murder
  • Firing Squad
  • Lobster tail
  • Steak
  • Apple pie
  • Vanilla ice cream

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Ricky Ray Rector
  • 42 yrs
  • Arkansas
  • 2 counts of murder
  • Lethal injection
  • Steak
  • Fried Chicken
  • Cherry Kool-Aid
  • Pecan pie*/li>

*he left the pecan pie, telling a guard he was ‘saving it for later.’

Ted Bundy
  • 43 yrs
  • Florida
  • Rape, Necrophilia, prison escape, 35+ counts of murder
  • Electric chair
  • Declined a ‘special’ meal, so given the traditional last meal
  • Steak (medium rare)
  • Eggs (over easy)
  • Hash browns
  • Toast with butter and jelly
  • Milk
  • Juice