[At first, Bluth drew Dimitri as] the ideal Sears Roebuck catalog look, with the perfect face, nose, and cheekbones. Then Bill Mechanic came into play; because I drew so many Dimitris, I grew weary of him. He said, ‘Let’s make a guy that’s not very good-looking, just an everyday guy.’ So we broke his nose a little bit, and took his hair and let it hang down any old way, so it gets kind of messy.
The first Dimitris were also a little beefy. Bill said, ‘No. No muscles on the guy. Let’s keep him pretty ordinary.’ So we took all the muscle off him. What he has to do is function with his brain. And, oddly enough, judging by the reactions at the previews, by taking off all those sexual kinds of physical affectations we created a very sexy guy. Which I don’t quite get.