The most bizarre reasons why actors made movies
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Guilt tripped... Halle Berry ended up "dunking her bare breasts in guacamole." (Credit: Relativity Media)
The cast of Movie 43
The roles: An assortment of bit-parts for the likes of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Gerard Butler, Richard Gere, Emma Stone and a dozen other high-profile actors.
Why? Producer/director Peter Farrelly has revealed that several of the stars were guilt-tripped into appearing, admitting that his tactic for hiring his big-name cast was: “Wait for them. Shoot when they want to shoot. Guilt them to death.” Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman shot their segment first (a blind date in which Jackman sports testicles on his neck) and were used to ensnare the rest of the talent. Before they knew it, Halle Berry was stirring guacamole with her breasts and Anna Faris was asking to be pooped on. "They clearly wanted out!” joked Farrelly. “But we wouldn't let them."
The wrong Brolin... The Coens meant to hire Josh's dad. (Credit: Miramax)
The role: Cowpoke chancer Llewelyn Moss in 'No Country For Old Men' (2007)
Why? According to the Coen Brothers, Brolin was hired by accident when they had intended to hire his actor father, James Brolin. They admitted: “Crossed wires, misunderstanding – who knows what kind of snafu – had resulted in our casting office offering the part to an actor who was patently 30 years too young. Talk about a boo-boo.” They claim they changed the movie's setting to the 80s to accommodate Brolin Jr, but knowing the Coens, this whole anecdote may be an example of their arid sense of humour. “Turns out the Brolin kid is not bad. Still, Jim Brolin. It could have been great.”
The worst movie he could make... Brolin as Jonah Hex. (Credit: Warner Bros.)
Josh Brolin (Again)
The role: The lead in comic sci-fi Western 'Jonah Hex' (2008)