Clark Gable’s comic performance in It Happened One Night was the inspiration for the cartoon character Bugs Bunny!
Boris Karloff’s portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster was the inspiration for the first comic-book illustrations of the Incredible Hulk
Have you heard of him? Tom London’s movie career spanned 1903 to 1959, and according to Guinness World Records, had more than 2,000 roles. Everything from leading man, supporting actor, to extra!
Hundreds of movies are produced every year, and most need extras. In Los Angeles, Central Casting Corporation has been supplying extras since 1925. If you do not live in L.A., sign up with a reputable casting agency in the city closest to you or check for casting calls in trade publications such as Backstage. Just remember to always arrive on time, never look at the camera, and don’t pester the stars for autographs. And, when the movie comes out, you’ll get to see yourself on the big screen! (In Portland, Oregon? visit web: extrasonly.com)
For more than 80 years, aspiring actors from all over the world have climbed to the top of Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills. Their mission? To touch the famous HOLLYWOOD sign for good luck in their acting careers. Few realize that this iconic sign was originally constructed as an advertisement for a housing development.
I’ve noticed the customers in health-food stores. They are pale, skinny people who usually look half dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They’re dying of course, but they look terrific. – Bill Cosby