12 Huge Roles That Actors Got In Bonkers Ways

12 Huge Roles That Actors Got In Bonkers Ways

How did you get your current job? Did you apply from a LinkedIn posting? Did a friend of a friend tell you about an opening at their place of employment? Were you an internal hire? Getting a job as an actor isn’t quite so conventional. (Though certainly getting a job is a hard process for anyone.) As glamorous as the life of a Hollywood actor may seem, it is a lot of being unemployed and getting rejected. And sometimes that desperation may even lead to actors getting extra creative when trying to land an audition. 

We all know from entertainment news that Hollywood is a weird place, and it doesn’t stop being so during the casting process. And if these 12 stories tell us anything, it’s that the audition and casting process is even stranger than we expected. Sometimes, getting a role isn't a straightforward matter of interviewing and auditioning. Sometimes, it involves stuff like ...


Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood shot his own audition tape for the LOTR trilogy back in the day. Не did that way before making your own tape was common and, he says,he enlisted some friends, including George Huang, who is a writer and filmmaker. We went out to the woods in Griffith Park and shot two of the audition sequences there and one at my house. CRACKED COM


George Lazenby

George Lazenby basically tried to be Sean Connery to get cast as Bond. Не not only got Sean Connery's haircut, he also bought one of Connery's old suits, all to make an impression. CRACKED COM


Katheryn Winnick

Katheryn Winnick kind of went above and beyond to get cast in Vikings. I went to great lengths to try to do everything I could to get this role. I ended up actually going to a Halloween costume store and renting a costume to try to really embody what Vikings would wear for my screen test, she said. CRACKED. COM


Simu Liu

To get the lead role in Shang-Chi, Simu Liu kind of exaggerated things. When I got the part, they asked me about my martial arts background and experience, which of course I exaggerated because I wanted the job really badly, he said. CRACKED COM


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