The selection of actors for the film is an important preparatory stage of film production. Sometimes it drags on for a long time. Thousands of actors go through auditions and auditions until the director approves the one who fits perfectly into the picture.
Very often, directors and scriptwriters create a role for a specific actor and want to see only him on the set. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes not – then the actor comes to replace another.
For example, the main female role in the romantic comedy Proposal (2009) was originally proposed by Julia Roberts, but with the condition to reduce their appetites for a fee. The actress refused, and the role went to Sandra Bullock. I do not think that the film was greatly lost from such castling, but I would be very curious to look at Proposal (2009) with Julia. Continue reading
How to evaluate life? Is it long or short? A person can live for many years and leave nothing behind, no memories of himself, but he lived a long time! Life can be very short, but bright as a star, flared up in the sky and giving its light to others. This light remains for a long time in the soul of all those whom it has touched at least for a moment. Today we recall the stars of our cinema, faded too early …
Andrei Krasko, having made his debut on the stage of the theater as a policeman, didn’t please General Churbanov at that time with his image, that after the patronage of the latter … he joined the army. Not only his plans collapsed, but also the plan of the director Dinara Asanova to remove him in the film “Boys”. After serving in the army, 10 long years of oblivion came – he rushed to the theaters, went to the provinces, sewed trousers in a cooperative, knead cement mortar, worked as a driver at a film studio. It was during the driver’s activities that the short, but “recognizable” role came to him in the film “Operation Happy New Year”, then another episode in the movie project “Streets of Broken Lights” and finally a breakthrough. They became the role written for him and under him in the series “National Security Agent.” Continue reading
In the movie, everyone gets in different ways. Some study in specialized schools and institutes, others follow on the heels of their parents, actors, directors or producers, while others accidentally catch the eye of film-makers, and they see future stars in them.
But there is a special category of movie roles involving the possession of martial arts. And many famous actors got into Hollywood precisely thanks to serious successes in this field.
Chuck Norris is remembered by many on the series, which went under the name “Cool Walker: Justice in Texas” in our country. Norris’s real name is Carlos Ray, and he was nicknamed Chuck in military service in South Korea, where he went in 1959 with the goal of subsequently becoming a police officer. Chuck did not like to serve, and out of boredom, the guy enrolled in the martial arts section: judo and tansudo (Korean martial art), karate. Three years later, by the end of the service, Norris had already won the black belt. Continue reading