A Star Is Found: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood's Biggest Movies

A Star Is Found: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood's Biggest Movies

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Author: Janet Hirshenson

Edition: 1

ISBN: 0151012342

Number Of Pages: 320

Publisher: Harcourt


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
When Harry Met Sally
Licence to Kill
Mystic Pizza
The Princess Bride
Stand by Me
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Sure Thing
Body Double
Red Dawn
The Outsiders