13 Non-Actors Who Had One Job and Absolutely Nailed It
Because of the now-gazillion making-of docs and interviews with actors talking about acting, we tend to believe that all great performances can only be delivered by seasoned vets. It’s an intriguing profession, and everyone’s interested in “their process.” But sometimes, while they’re delving into the mastery of their craft, sitting in front of their most recent movie’s poster, some completely unknown “non-actor” is out there taking their life’s work down a peg or two. Not in a malicious way or anything, just by kinda, sorta proving that any ol’ Joe can play make believe on camera.
Filmmakers try to capture as much realism as possible, and sometimes that means straying from the standard set of actors in a casting director’s catalog. They go right to the source, and if the “real person” they’ve snatched off the street can do more than just look the part, they can go from the stands to the big leagues real quick. Here are 13 non-actors who had one job and absolutely nailed it.