Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Courtesy of Beantown Bloggery comes the following news:
Grant Wilfley Casting is opening a satellite office in Boston for the feature film ASHECLIFFE directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Filming begins in the Boston, Mass. area in March 2008. An open call will be held from 10am to 4pm on Saturday Jan. 26 at Boston University (George Sherman Union- Metcalf Hall) 775 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 to cast extras for the feature film.
Casting for people to play mental institution staff (doctors, nurses, orderlies, guards), mental patients (including interesting, quirky or unusual character faces), the malnourished and emaciated concentration camp prisoners (many of whom will have their heads shaved), and people to play WWII American and German soldiers (young athletic types, people with military or law enforcement experience and knowledge of firearms, police officers, fire fighters, ROTC, etc).
What caught my eye was...
... mental patients (including interesting, quirky or unusual character faces) ...
I figure I can do that. The other roles? Not so much. I'm not malnourished or emaciated, that's for sure. Young and athletic? I used to be, but not now. I might be able do one of the institutional staff, but my strength is certainly more towards the institutionalized.
So, I went home last night and took photos of myself. These are just normal poses, of course. I didn't try to look insane.
I realize that publishing these has blown any chance I ever had at becoming Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. And there are certain people, with whom I've had political arguments, who think these represent me perfectly well as I really am. I don't care. I want to be a movie star. Mr Scorsese? I am yours to do with what you will. I'll be waiting by the phone.