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13th Apr '16 2:43:26 AM fearlessnikki
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* How did Creator/ShaileneWoodley convince her friend Creator/MilesTeller to take the role of Peter in ''Film/{{Divergent}}''? By saying he'd get to punch her in the face.

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How did Creator/ShaileneWoodley convince her friend Creator/MilesTeller to take the role of Peter in ''Film/{{Divergent}}''? Peter? By saying he'd get to punch her in the face.face.
** Kate Winslet played dictator Jeannine Mathews precisely because she wanted to do something radically different from her usual stuff - also enjoying the benefits of impressing her children, who became very popular at school when word got out that their mother was Jeannine.
* ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' has The Director played by [[spoiler: Sigourney Weaver]] in a cameo. What convinced her to sign on? She wanted to be in a scene with a [[spoiler: werewolf]].
* TNA Knockout Wrestling/GailKim starred in the low budget film ''Royal Kill'' because she had always wanted to be in an action movie.
11th Apr '16 8:59:29 AM storvik
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** Even worse, she didn't even get to do the song! Richard O'Brian stole it from her. Her response? "You bastard."

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** Even worse, Patricia Quinn had previously appeared in the stage version of TheRockyHorrorShow, so she didn't even get to do knew exactly what she was getting into with the song! movie. Except that in the movie Richard O'Brian stole it from her. Her response? "You bastard."O'Brien sang "Science Fiction/Double Feature", which had been her song on stage.
8th Apr '16 1:23:59 AM Anddrix
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* Creator/KateWinslet is known primarily for playing romantic leads in independent movies. So it was quite a shock when she was announced as the BigBad Jeannine in the ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' films. She said she took the role immediately because she wanted to do something very different (and it doesn't get more different than being the head of a totalitarian government in a sci-fi dystopia). And she also wanted her kids to think she was cool, delightfully recalling reactions from their classmates when they found out their mother was going to play Jeannine.

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* Creator/KateWinslet is known primarily for playing romantic leads in independent movies. So it was quite a shock when she was announced as the BigBad Jeannine in the ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' films. She said she took How did Creator/ShaileneWoodley convince her friend Creator/MilesTeller to take the role immediately because she wanted to do something very different (and it doesn't of Peter in ''Film/{{Divergent}}''? By saying he'd get more different than being to punch her in the head of a totalitarian government in a sci-fi dystopia). And she also wanted her kids to think she was cool, delightfully recalling reactions from their classmates when they found out their mother was going to play Jeannine.face.
5th Apr '16 7:20:48 AM erforce
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* Creator/PeterCullen was invited to voice the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'', and was reluctant, since he injured his throat voicing Kong in ''Film/KingKong1976''. Then he saw the unmasked creature, and accepted.

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* Creator/PeterCullen was invited to voice the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'', ''Film/{{Predator}}'', and was reluctant, since he injured his throat voicing Kong in ''Film/KingKong1976''. Then he saw the unmasked creature, and accepted.



* Most of the AllStarCast of the film adaptation of ''Theatre/GlengarryGlenRoss'' agreed to be paid less than their usual asking prices because the script was so good. Enthusiasm was so high during production that cast members would come down to the set on their days off simply to watch the other performances.

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* Most of the AllStarCast of the film adaptation of ''Theatre/GlengarryGlenRoss'' ''Film/GlengarryGlenRoss'' agreed to be paid less than their usual asking prices because the script was so good. Enthusiasm was so high during production that cast members would come down to the set on their days off simply to watch the other performances.



** Part of Creator/RobertDowneyJr's reason for taking the role of ''Film/IronMan'' was being a fan of the comics as a kid. He also once watched ''Film/TheMatrix'' with his wife (who is also a Hollywood producer) and simply said, "I could do that." And thus set the plan in motion to have him headline a blockbuster action film once he proved he could be reliable and his old habits were behind him for good. He was asked once whether he'd prefer to win an Academy Award for Best Actor or to star in a blockbuster movie and said, without hesitation (paraphrased):

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** Part of Creator/RobertDowneyJr's reason for taking the role of ''Film/IronMan'' ''Film/IronMan1'' was being a fan of the comics as a kid. He also once watched ''Film/TheMatrix'' with his wife (who is also a Hollywood producer) and simply said, "I could do that." And thus set the plan in motion to have him headline a blockbuster action film once he proved he could be reliable and his old habits were behind him for good. He was asked once whether he'd prefer to win an Academy Award for Best Actor or to star in a blockbuster movie and said, without hesitation (paraphrased):



* Creator/MerylStreep is pretty good for these. She's primarily known for serious, intense OscarBait roles, but every few years or so, she does something like ''Theatre/MammaMia'' (described above), ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' (ditto), ''Film/SheDevil'', ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', or ''Film/TheDevilWearsPrada''. It seems like she gives herself a {{Breather|Episode}} Movie every few years where she can just have fun, laugh, and ham it up.

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* Creator/MerylStreep is pretty good for these. She's primarily known for serious, intense OscarBait roles, but every few years or so, she does something like ''Theatre/MammaMia'' ''Film/MammaMia'' (described above), ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' (ditto), ''Film/SheDevil'', ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', or ''Film/TheDevilWearsPrada''. It seems like she gives herself a {{Breather|Episode}} Movie every few years where she can just have fun, laugh, and ham it up.
1st Apr '16 8:00:03 PM Matt620
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* Anthony Bourdain voiced a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of himself: The Bastard Chef Lance Cousteau. Reportedly, he was a fan of the show and enjoyed himself immensely.
23rd Mar '16 2:41:47 AM RoseAndHeather
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* Jeff Hephner usually prefers action-heavy roles that involve him getting physical, and ''hates'' getting stuck in a suit and behind a desk. Then ''Series/CodeBlack'' asked him to play CEO Ed Harbert -- who spends most of his time in a suit -- and dangled the prospect of getting to work with Creator/MarciaGayHarden in front of him. His response was approximately "Yes, please!"
3rd Mar '16 8:38:39 AM lipranzer
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* Almost everybody who has worked on a Creator/WoodyAllen film has done so despite low pay, Allen's unusual working methods (never showing the actors a complete script, never talking to them unless they screw up), and the low box-office his films usually get, just because they want to work with Allen.


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* Creator/HankAzaria, Creator/TimCurry and David Hyde Pierce all jumped at the chance to work on ''Theater/{{Spamalot}}'' because they were all huge fans of Franchise/MontyPython in general and ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' in particular.
1st Mar '16 3:50:56 AM fearlessnikki
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** Creator/GlennClose said that she [[http://www.vulture.com/2014/08/glenn-close-on-guardians-of-the-galaxy.html didn't hesitate for a moment]] when being offered ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', saying she always wanted a movie like that, and to play an authority figure similar to Nick Fury or [[Film/JamesBond M]]. Given how many things she's done -- theater, television, and both independent and high budget films -- Mrs. Close says her career is fueled by this trope.

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** Creator/GlennClose said that she [[http://www.vulture.com/2014/08/glenn-close-on-guardians-of-the-galaxy.html didn't hesitate for a moment]] when being offered ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', saying she always wanted a movie like that, and to play an authority figure similar to Nick Fury or [[Film/JamesBond M]]. She later said she needed the money for smaller personal projects but, by all accounts, she enjoyed working on the film very much. Given how many things she's done -- theater, television, and both independent and high budget films -- Mrs. Close says her career is fueled by this trope.



* Regardless of how the final product turned out, most of the actors involved in ''Film/VanHelsing'' jumped at the chance to be in an homage to the [[Franchise/UniversalHorror classic Universal monster movies]]. Shuler Hensley related a story where a friend asked him if it bothered him that no one would recognize him under his makeup. His response, "I'm playing ''Frankenstein's Monster!''"

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* Regardless of how the final product turned out, most of the actors involved in ''Film/VanHelsing'' jumped at the chance to be in an homage to the [[Franchise/UniversalHorror classic Universal monster movies]]. Shuler Hensley related a story where a friend asked him if it bothered him that no one would recognize him under his makeup. His response, "I'm playing ''Frankenstein's Monster!''"Monster!''" The director was even reluctant to ask Kate Beckinsale if she wanted to do the film, as she had just done ''{{Film/Underworld}}''. But when he was persuaded to send her agent the script, she immediately signed on. Likewise the three actresses playing the brides signed on because they wanted to fly - even Silvia Collocca who is terrified of heights.



* Creator/KateWinslet is known primarily for playing romantic leads in independent movies. So it was quite a shock when she was announced as the BigBad Jeannine in the ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' films. She said she took the role immediately because she wanted to do something very different (and it doesn't get more different than being the head of a totalitarian government in a sci-fi dystopia). And she also wanted her kids to think she was cool, delightfully recalling reactions from their classmates when they found out their mother was going to play Jeannine.



** Ginnifer Goodwin's favourite Franchise/DisneyPrincess was Snow White and she had always wanted to play her. The part was written with her in mind.

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** Ginnifer Goodwin's favourite Franchise/DisneyPrincess was Snow White and she had always wanted to play her. The part was written with her in mind. She had also jumped at the chance to star alongside Jennifer Morrison, an actress she had frequently been compared to.


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* A lot of established indie females agreed to star in ''{{Wrestling/Wrestlicious}}'' for fun - many of them having been fans of ''{{Wrestling/GLOW}}'', of which the show was a SpiritualSuccessor.
* Many of the wrestlers agreed to do ''Wrestling/LuchaUnderground'' so they could star on a DarkerAndEdgier wrestling show and work with Creator/RobertRodriguez.
29th Feb '16 8:50:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Creator/RyanReynolds would ''not stop'' auditioning for superhero movies and talking himself up as the perfect casting choice for any superhero you could shake a stick at. He clearly wanted to be a superhero so very badly, and got to be [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine Deadpool]] and [[Film/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] for his persistence.

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* Creator/RyanReynolds would ''not stop'' auditioning for superhero movies and talking himself up as the perfect casting choice for any superhero you could shake a stick at. He clearly wanted to be a superhero so very badly, and got to be [[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine Deadpool]] Dead]][[Film/{{Deadpool}} pool]] and [[Film/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] for his persistence.
15th Feb '16 2:39:33 PM kkhohoho
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But some did the movie because they got to be vampires or superheroes, [[UnflinchingWalk walk away from explosions in trenchcoats]], ride motorcycles and ''fly through the air swinging a frickin' samurai sword''. '''With Creator/SamuelLJackson'''. This trope is when an actor took the part based on its [[RuleOfCool cool factor]]. They want it to be on their résumé for their next job.

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But some did the movie because they got to be vampires or superheroes, [[UnflinchingWalk walk away from explosions in trenchcoats]], ride motorcycles and ''fly through the air swinging a frickin' samurai sword''. '''With Creator/SamuelLJackson'''.'''''With Creator/SamuelLJackson'''''. This trope is when an actor took the part based on its [[RuleOfCool cool factor]]. They want it to be on their résumé for their next job.
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