A Star Is Found: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood's Biggest Movies
For anyone who’s ever walked out of a movie and said, "That guy was all wrong for the 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 recently cast the much-lauded choice of Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, offer an insider’s tour of their crucial craft—spotting stars in the making. Janet and Jane share the fascinating, funny stories of discovering and casting then-unknown stars such as Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Cusack, Matt Damon, Jennifer Connelly, 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 the kind of behind-the-scenes access to the machinery of star-making that captivates movie fans and aspiring actors alike.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookwormteri - LibraryThing
I had never really put that much thought into what goes into casting a movie. I guess that I just assumed people like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise were discovered (magically, of course) and catapaulted ... Read full review
A STAR IS FOUND: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood's Biggest MoviesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Casting couch? What casting couch?Hollywood star-makers Hirshenson and Jenkins debunk that myth and many others in their from-the-trenches memoir. Times have changed since the studios made casting ... Read full review