Questions tagged [casting]

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Will the movie “The Dead Sea” still be released?

Corey Haim is listed as the main character on the film The Dead Sea. Corey died back in 2010 and I can't find any information about how much of the film finished before he passed away. The film is ...
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Why did this character leave the Lethal Weapon tv series?

Why was the character killed off the Lethal Weapon tv series after only 2 seasons? It seemed sudden and rushed and given the importance of the character to the movie franchise it doesn't really make ...
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Why weren't J.A.R.V.I.S. & Jarvis played by the same actor in MCU?

J.A.R.V.I.S. is the AI built by Tony Stark as an aid & house-help (Butler) based on Jarvis who was the aid & house-help (Butler) of Howard Stark, Tony's father. J.A.R.V.I.S. is voiced by ...
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What role Bob Anderson did play, Imperial or Rebel?

Wikipedia claims that fencer and fight choreographer Bob Anderson played an Imperial Officer in Star Wars. This page movie-dude.co.uk shows a Rebel Officer claiming it's Bob Anderson but the quality ...
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Why is Hugh Jackman not going to continue to portray Wolverine?

According to several news sources, Hugh Jackman has decided not to continue to play Wolverine in films after the upcoming The Wolverine sequel: Hugh Jackman Will Play Wolverine “One Last Time”: Is ...
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Is there something behind Alyson Stoner's appearance in only odd numbered sequels of step up films?

In Step Up (film series), Alyson Stoner only appeared in the 1st film, then 3rd film, and now she is confirmed for 5th film. In some speculation I have heard that she is only going to appear in odd ...
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What is the first instance of people filing a petition against casting a character?

These days people are very serious about the live action adaptation of their favorite character from comic books or novels. Some fans even file online petitions to request a change in the character's ...
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Where do movie producers find actors with specific looks or personality?

Are there any national/global online databases or is this more of a regional business since actors can be flown in, but most people are extras who have to be "sourced" locally?
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Why was Michael Gambon's Dumbledore allowed to be so much more assertive than Richard Harris'?

Richard Harris' portrayal of Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series was a very frail wispy old man. In the third movie, when Michael Gambon stepped in, they did a very good job of making him look ...
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Why does Jonathan Hyde play two roles in Jumanji?

In the 1995 film Jumanji Jonathan Hyde plays two roles, one as Samuel Parrish, Alan's father, and the other as Van Pelt, a big-game hunter from Jumanji who is dead set to hunt Alan and other players ...
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Why did Michael Praed not play the main role in Robin of Sherwood season 3?

The TV series Robin of Sherwood had 3 seasons. In 2 seasons the main actor, playing Robin of Loxley, was Michael Praed. He was killed at the end of season 2, though, and in the 3rd season the main ...
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Was Nolan Sorrento supposed to look like a nemesis from a 1980's movie?

In Ready Player One, the actor Ben Mendelsohn plays Nolan Sorrento, an authority figure who is out of touch with what's important to the "gunters" who play in the Oasis. I noticed that he bears a ...
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Why was Billy Crudup not credited in “The Watch”? [duplicate]

In The Watch (2012), Billy Crudup plays a creepy neighbor. He has a lot of dialog, and several important/pivotal scenes in which he directly interacts with the main characters. Why was he not credited ...
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What's the word for an actor not getting a part in a movie? [closed]

What's the word for an actor not getting a part in a movie?? It's like some verb, it starts with an S. It's not scooped, but something like that. There's an entire website about actors getting ...
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Why is the actor who plays Davos not East-Asian and the one who plays Bakuto not Japanese?

There are two characters in Iron Fist, Davos and Bakuto, who have a South-Asian or generally Mediterranean physical appearance. Strangely enough, Davos is playing the son of Lei Kung, an abbot with ...
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How was cast selected in the show Louie?

What was the criteria for selection of cast with such variety in the TV show Louie? Louie CK's casts Amy Landecker as young Louie’s mom [S01E011, S04E11/12], after already using her a few episodes ...
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Is Dr. Ratha's role similar to some comic counterpart or is it kept only for popularity of the actor?

In The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Dr. Rajit Ratha's role played by Irrfan Khan, which appear to me as an open-end character. Is his role similar to some Comic counterpart or is it kept to earn from ...
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How do TV shows/movie find unattractive actors? [duplicate]

Sometimes, especially in comedies of the 80s/90s, there will be a character whose very purpose is to be made fun of for being unattractive - be they an "abhorrent admirer" where the joke is how the ...
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In what scene does the character Bauernfänger (played by Theo Lingen) appear in Fritz Lang's M (1931)?

I'm trying to figure out who "Bauernfänger" is in Lang's M, what scene(s) he is in. He is supposedly played by the actor Theo Lingen. I haven't spotted him yet in viewing the film, and I can't find a ...
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Has Emilio Estevez ever made a cameo as Charlie Sheen's brother?

So I know Martin Sheen has made several cameo appearances on shows that Charlie Sheen has been the star, Spin City and Anger Management, as Charlie's father. My question has his real life brother ...
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Any reason why so many future superstars did early work on the sitcom Roseanne?

The list of guest stars of the sitcom Roseanne includes a string of actors who would go on to be huge successes in Hollywood: George Clooney Leonardo DiCaprio Bruce Willis* Ellen Degeneres* Neil ...
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Do stars of original series get royalties for reboots or remakes?

While this may be a bit subjective, the recent remake of Roots, produced by the original star, Levar Burton, got me to think. Is it common, or even heard of, for an actor or star to get royalties for ...
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Unlisted/uncredited voice “Khalaid”(?) in S01E07 of Gary and his Demons

The voice of the "trickster demon" Khalaid or (Calade or how ever [kɑlɘid] is spelled) reminds me of one of the main guys from Picnicface, particularly as the Genie in "Gun Genie": ...
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Why didn't Zawe Ashton stay on Sherlock as Sally Donovan?

Sally Donovan was portrayed by Vinette Robinson throughout the series except for the unaired pilot (s1e0). Why didn't Zawe Ashton remain on Sherlock? Looking at their filmographies, Zawe Ashton ...
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Who acted as the masked killer in Happy Death Day?

I know the person who try to kill (killed several times :P) Tree is Lori Spengler in the film. We find it out at the end of the movie. At the first time when the killer shown and killed Tree he ...
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Was Matt Dillon the first choice for Carl?

For the movie 'You, Me, and Dupree', was Matt Dillon the first choice to play Carl? Reason I ask: Owen Wilson as Dupree and Kate Hudson as Molly make the movie. But I wonder if the person in charge ...
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Was “Big Lob” originally supposed to be a licensed sports personality?

In the animated G.I. Joe the Movie, basketball-player-turned-Joe "Big Lob" (voiced by Brad Sanders) is introduced. He has the number "14" on his jersey. Hasbro has used licensed personalities as ...
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Why are superhero movies signed by actors in three-parts?

I wrote an answer in this question Why did the story stop after The Dark Knight Rises? Which got me wondering - why are most superhero movies taken in three parts irrespective of it being DC or ...
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Why don't the Ashmore twins work on the same projects more often?

Killjoys stars Aaron Ashmore who is the identical twin of the arguably better known Shawn. Usually, twins in the acting industry end up acting together, either as twins in the same film or TV show, ...
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Why were kids allowed to act in the movie Caligula (1979)?

Why were kids allowed to act in the movie Caligula (1979)? To me it seems that the movie is a purely adult movie with sexual activity through the movie. Also, there's a scene where a topless woman ...
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Why do they use the same actor for 2 different roles in an series?

In Two and a half men, some different roles in the series are played by the same actor. For instance, in season 4 there is Herb's sister, which is exactly the same actress as Walden's ex-wife a few ...
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Husband & wife twice - coincidence?

I just re-watched Argo (2012) after not having seen it in quite a while. In the meantime, I've watched the series Halt and Catch Fire (2014–17). So I couldn't help noticing that Scoot McNairy and ...
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Was Will Smith really considered for the role of “Mr. Smith?

Is is true that Will Smith was considered for the role of “Mr. Smith” in Mr. & Mrs. Smith before Brad Pitt was cast as claimed by this article?
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Most direct family members in a film?

Which film has the most actors that are direct family members? To be fair, lets exclude non-significant crowd roles.
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Showtime series “The Tudors” casting question

Just finished watching the complete Showtime series "The Tudors". I very much enjoyed the show. One of my complaints is the actor whom played Henry VIII. I am not discrediting the young man's ...
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Is Extant only the SECOND national primetime scripted TV-drama with a female African-American lead?

Is Extant only the SECOND national primetime scripted TV show with an African-American female lead? I'm looking specifically for mainstream networks. To be explicit, BET is not that - talkshow and ...
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Why do the best chefs in the world go on Masterchef?

In the latest (UK) series, Ferran Adrià was prominently featured tasting the contestants food, possibly the most famous in a long line of critically acclaimed multi Michelin starred chefs. Presumably ...
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Actor-director partnership

Which is the longest actor-director partnership? I'm talking about movies where a given director works with the same actor/actress in a leading role. Johnny Depp & Tim Burton is one of the first ...
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When do they prepare screenplay for sequels, after casting or before casting?

Magic Mike XXL is a sequel for Magic Mike. However in the sequel the Dallas role is not there. Did they remove the role because Matthew McConaughey was busy with another movie or was it developed not ...
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Did the actor Wylie Watson play the role of waiter in The Lady Vanishes?

Was the actor, Wylie Watson, who played Mr. Memory in The 39 Steps (1935), also the waiter on the train working with the bad guys in The Lady Vanishes (1938)?
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Why was Ben Affleck cast as Batman instead of keeping Christian Bale? [duplicate]

I'm not trying to spark discussion; I just want to know if there was a specific reason the actors changed. I have a high opinion of Christian Bale's acting; I figured DC wouldn't want to change ...
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Who is featured in the opening of “O is not for Over” in Odd Squad

Odd squad is a live-action kids show on PBS that features cold openings with agents solving mini-cases. To keep the actors young, they rotated out most of the old cast between seasons. In the final ...
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What was Max Pomeranc's role in Definitely, Maybe, and in which scene was he?

Max Pomeranc, known for his role as Josh Waitzkin in Searching for Bobby Fischer/The Innocent Moves, was apparently in Definitely, Maybe. Who was he? In which scene was he?
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What non-actor did the director Robert Bresson cast as the French king?

I read (in a New Yorker article, "Clio at the Multiplex," many years ago) that the French director Robert Bresson made a movie about Joan of Arc, cast with non-professional actors, called The Trial of ...
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Is there a website showing membership stats for casting sites for actors?

Is there a website or organisation which shows membership stats for online casting sites for actors? i.e. How many members does Actors Access/CCP/LA Casting etc have? I'm putting together a research ...
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Any known cases of a person appearing in one reality TV show as having one career but later in another reality TV show as having a different career?

This question is not about following types of reality TV shows: "Big Brother" or "Jersey Shore" were the portrayed individuals are recognized as "actors"/"participants". "Cops" where the portrayed ...
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Why does S06E08 feature so many guest stars?

The It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "The Gang Gets a New Member" (S06E08) features three significantly famous actors/comedians in guest roles, that being Jason Sudeikis as former group ...
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What caused Sylvester Stallone to get into a fight with Richard Gere?

Originally Richard Gere was cast into one of the four lead roles for the 1974 film, The Lords of Flatbush. During filming he and Sylvester Stallone got into a fight which turned into a shoving match. ...
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Harvey Dent black?

I was watching Tim Burton's Batman series and found out that Harvey Dent was played by a black man but he is played by a white guy in Nolan's series. What race is Harvey Dent portrayed as in the ...
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What was the biggest actor-actress height mismatch in a romantic feature film? [closed]

It is a well-known fact that lead actor-actress pairings have not always resulted in good height matches. What was the biggest actor-actress height mismatch in a romantic feature film? (comedies/...