“We make movies come to life”: behind the mask of Hollywood Boulevard’s superheroes and villains

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For the last 17 years, Bernard Golden has been living with a secret identity. By night he may be an unassuming security guard at Netflix’s office in Los Angeles but by day crowds of shy children and laughing adults gather around him on Hollywood Boulevard to pose for photos and exchange a few high-pitched words. All it takes is for Bernard to pull on his bright yellow costume and he’s transformed. He is no longer Bernard Golden. He’s SpongeBob SquarePants.

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