A Star Is Found

A Star Is Found

Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood's Biggest Movies

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Houghton
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 craftspotting stars in the makingin 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


Baker & Taylor
An insider's guide to the process and politics of Hollywood casting decisions shares back-room details about how actors were chosen for some of the biggest films in recent decades and includes lesser-known information about dozens of today's A-list movie celebrities. 50,000 first printing.

Harcourt Publishing
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
 


Baker
& Taylor

An insider's guide to the process and politics of Hollywood casting decisions shares details about how actors were chosen for some of the biggest films in recent decades and includes information about dozens of A-list movie celebrities.

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, [2006]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780151012343
0151012342
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 HIRSH
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kranz, Rachel
Jenkins, Jane 1943 June 5-
Notes: Includes index

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