For anyone who's ever walked out of a movie and said, 'That guy was all wrong for that part,' comes this first-of-its-kind look at how actors are chosen and careers are born. Two of the top casting directors in the business, who most recently cast the new James Bond, The Da Vinci Code, and the summer blockbuster Poseidon, offer an insider's tour of their crucial craft-spotting stars in the making-in this lively memoir, full of the kind of backroom detail loved by movie fans and aspiring actors alike.Janet and Jane share the fascinating, funny stories of discovering and casting then-unknown stars like Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Cusack, Matt Damon, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly, Brendan Fraser, Virginia Madsen, Joaquin Phoenix, Meg Ryan, Benicio Del Toro, and the Harry Potter kids.Taking us from the first casting call through head shots, auditions, meetings, and desperate searches to fill a part, they give us behind-the-scenes access to the machinery of star-making. Films Include: The Da Vinci Code, Friday Night Lights, Something's Gotta Give, A Beautiful Mind, Harry Potter the Sorcerer's Stone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Perfect Storm, Air Force One, Jurassic Park, Ghosts of Mississippi, The American President, Mrs.Doubtfire, In the Line of Fire, Last Action Hero, A Few Good Men, Home Alone, Hook, Backdraft, Misery, Ghost, When Harry Met Sally, Licence to Kill, Mystic Pizza, Beetlejuice, The Princess Bride, Stand by Me, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Sure Thing, Dune
Body Double, Red Dawn, The Outsiders.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2006