33 Mind-Boggling Ways Major TV and Movie Parts Were Cast

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33 Mind-Boggling Ways Major TV and Movie Parts Were Cast

A lot of people think you become an actor by going to the SAG recruitment table outside of your high school’s lunch room, like you’re joining the Navy. Not so. It actually takes an expert level of aloofness, a chiseled jaw and a famous parent to pull off a career like that.

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CRACKED.COM Jaws from James Bond was almost the Hulk. Richard Kiel was the first actor to be painted green for the pilot of The Incredible Hulk. Не was replaced by bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno after a few days, as Kiel, big as he was, wasn't bulky enough to make a good Hulk.

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Awful Movie 43 features a bizarrely impressive cast. HALLE BERRY EIZABETH BANKS KRISTEN BELL KATE BOSWORTH GERARD BUTLE RICHARD GERE JOSH DUHAMEL ANNA FARIS TERRENCE HOWA OBBY CANNAVALE CHRISTOPHER HUGH JACKMAN JOHNNY KNOXVILLI JUSTINLONG MINTZ-PLASSE HLOE GRACE MO MOTO first got Hugh Jackman and Kate Wesslerirst Winslet Charles to star in one sketch ... four years before the eventual film came out. Не used the footage (and their involvement) to get other stars to join up. When they realized the film was trash, it was too late. CRACKED.COM

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Gunther's actor only got the part for his coffee skills. James Michael Tyler showed up for an audition for extras with coffee experience. His Coffee Guy character skulked in the background of Central Perk for a season and a half before the show's creators even asked if he knew how to act. CRACKED.COM

John Wayne started in the prop department. But whenever they needed extras for movies back then, they just grabbed whoever was standing around. Because Wayne had the build of a football player, he got early roles like football player in background and football player on sideline. CRACKED.COM

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Rory McCann didn't have his audition script. His sister printed out just the opening lines, by mistake. When he came to the audition, he saw everyone else had prepared a long speech he knew nothing about. So with nothing prepared, he just acted crazy ... and got the part. CRACKED.COM

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Marilyn Monroe was photographed an a munitions plant. A photographer for Yank (a magazine intended to boost morale of troops overseas) snapped a photo of her for the cover and complimented her looks. So she took acting classes, cut and dyed her hair blonde, and became a legend. CRACKED.COM

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Ryan Gosling was cast because he wasn't handsome. That sounds dumb now, but Notebook director Nick Cassavetes said, I want you ... because you're not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood. You're not handsome, you're not cool, you're just a regular guy who looks a bit nuts. CRACKED.COM

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Rosario Dawson was discovered sitting on her front stoop. Photographer Larry Clark and young screenwriter Harmony Korine told her she'd be perfect for the movie they were making. Instead of calling the neighborhood watch, Dawson showed up for an audition, got the role, and the movie ended up being Kids. CRACKED.COM

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