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These Actors Got Their Famous Roles For Unique Reasons

While working as a carpenter for Francis Ford Coppola, Harrison Ford was noticed by George Lucas and landed a role in Star Wars. 

Harrison Ford had already collaborated with George Lucas on the film American Graffiti as the legendary Han Solo. Ford went on to work as a full-time carpenter to support his family after that film. Meanwhile, Lucas was unwilling to recast any of the performers who had been in his most recent films. Ford and Lucas met again while hired to build a door at the offices where the casting was taking place, and the rest is history. 'Never tell me the odds,' as Han Solo would say.

For his Game of Thrones audition, Jason Momoa performed the Haka. 

You know how verbose Khal Drogo is if you're a big Game of Thrones fan like myself. Unless you're Jason Momoa, it's nearly impossible to portray this in an audition. Like Billy Elliot, Momoa used dancing to convey his message. He knew Khal Drogo didn't speak much, so he chose to do the Haka with a very simple script. The production staff, who were as terrified as any of us, were taken aback by the gravity of the situation.

Harvey Stephens, who played Damien in The Omen, slapped the director across the face. 

The Omen, a film that made me distrust any child named Damien, was legitimately horrifying, thanks in part to Harvey Stephens' performance. Director Richard Donner decided to switch things up after two days of auditions. When it came time for little Stephen to audition, he was pushed to assault the director, much like the character in the film does. Stephens took this to heart, scratching his face and kicking him in the b*lls. I'm hoping he keeps this strategy in mind for future auditions.

Kit Harington was hit in the face in a McDonald's, and his black eye helped convince producers that he could live in Game of Thrones' deadly universe. 

Another Game of Thrones star with a peculiar backstory. When Kit Harington and his date were in a McDonald's, things rapidly became tense. Harington had a black eye as a result of the incident. Harington, ironically, believed that his black eye helped him earn the part when he showed up for his audition.

Sylvester Stallone took the easy way out and penned Rocky's script in just three and a half days. After that, he cast himself. 

Sylvester Stallone chose to create his own story after watching the title battle between Muhammed Ali and Chuck Wepner. His script was approved, but producers and studios were hesitant to cast an unknown in the lead role. Stallone persevered and was cast as Rocky, a role for which he became famous. So there you have it; simply write your own script, cast yourself, and you'll be one of Hollywood's biggest stars. Easy.

Charlize Theron was discovered by a talent management who loved her energy during a public spat with a bank teller. As a result of this, she was cast in Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest. 

Charlize Theron was just 19 years old when she was discovered, having recently relocated to the United States from South Africa. Theron became enraged and had a public brawl after a clerk refused to cash her check. Her outburst in the bank drew the notice of talent manager John Crosby, who subsequently hired her as her manager. She went on to star in Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, for which she won an Academy Award.


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