Good thread OP. I''d also really like to know about this, too. Anybody?
Hayden Christensen getting Anikin Skywalker.\
James Van Der Beek, getting Dawsons Creek.\
Tom Cruise, getting All the Right Moves.
Gwenyth Paltrow in her first roles (Harvey Weinstein)
Thanks for contributing, r2. I have no problem believing that those 3 did this.
But who did Hayden Christensen fuck to get the role? Not George Lucas, and he had the final say.
Of course we are talking sleeping with male producers/directors to get the gig here. \
(Like any male ever slept with a female producer to get a job in Hollywood, maybe a female actress slept with Penny Marshall, but...)
How does a role get lost on the casting couch? Soneone''s such a lousy lay that the producer changes their mind?\
Or do you mean parts that actors lost because they refused to have sex with someone?
Apparently it was Lucas.
[quote]How does a role get lost on the casting couch? Soneone''s such a lousy lay that the producer changes their mind?%0D\
Love this question.
[quote]How does a role get lost on the casting couch? Soneone''s such a lousy lay that the producer changes their mind?\
I''m sure it happens. Or that a higher up pretends they will get someone a role if that person sleeps with them, but lies just to get sex.
Matthew McConnaughey, "A Time to Kill" (fucked Kevin Spacey who passed him on to Joel Schumacher)\
Colin Farrell, "Tigerland" (fucked Kevin Spacey, who passed him on to ... Joel Schumacher)\
Sense a pattern here?
Keanu Reeves, Prince Siddhartha. BB was very impressed.
John guys don''t think Lucas is gay? I do.
[quote](Like any male ever slept with a female producer to get a job in Hollywood, maybe a female actress slept with Penny Marshall, but...)\
Shit, I knew of one but I''ve gone blank. I''ll try to remember.
R13, George Lucas seems very gay to me.
It''s possible that Keanu started his career bt fucking Katzenberg.
Gretchen Mol, seriously.
Brandon Routh, Superman
I''m sure Keanu was messing around with guys long before he got into showbiz.
Mrs. Danvers from ''Rebecca''.
The Wicked Witch of the West in ''The Wizard of Oz''. %0D\
In the recent book about the love affair between Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, the authors stated that Burton "reportedly" succumbed to the advances of John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier when he was a young stage actor.
The Host on American Idol
Got that right, r23.
Ryan Seacrest slept with Perv Griffin
Do you think Ryan enjoyed it, r25?
Bea Arthur fucked Norman Lear in the ass to get Maude.
"Brandon Routh, Superman"%0D\
I am sceptical about this, because of all the rumors that Bryan Singer is fixated on teen boys. Routh doesn''t seem to be his type.%0D\
"[Richard] Burton "reportedly" succumbed to the advances of John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier "%0D\
And in turn, Olivier owed much of his early success to an affair with Noel Coward. %0D\
not so much the casting couch, but Harrison Ford supposedly dealt pot to a few Hollywood big wigs before he hit the big time. who knows if he put out as well.
Brad Pitt - Thelma and Louise\
Denise Richards - hard to imagine a role for which she didn''t blow someone but she is so awful in Starship Troopers...
"I am sceptical about this, because of all the rumors that Bryan Singer is fixated on teen boys. Routh doesn''t seem to be his type."%0D\
Bryan isn''t only into teens. I know a guy who dated Bryan when he was about 26. %0D\
George Lucas is indeed gay.
What was Eva Mendes'' first starring role?
I love you, Mia. (And I totally agree about Ms. "How the $%&*( did SHE get that part?" Mendes.)%0D\
I think it was that Southern-set noir with Denzel Washington ("Out of Time"), but I see that she''s a veteran of the "Children of the Corn" franchise as well.
Laurence Olivier also had an affair with an older, more established actor (I''m blanking on the actor''s name) when he was first starting out
Any role in an Ingmar Bergman or Roman Polanski film featuring a female under thirty.
Any role that Sharon Stone ever got.
Joan Crawford practically invented the casting couch at MGM in the 1920s.
Spanky, Alfalfa, Porky, and Buckwheat from Our Gang/The Little Rascals.
Luke Skywalker. George Lucas couldn''t decide between Mark Hamill and Michael O''Keefe and left the final decision up to Gareth Wigan, then a top Fox executive. Hamill was much prettier than O''Keefe and was fine with a certain arrangement with Wigan for meeting at a rented flat on High Street Kensington in London where STAR WARS was shot.
"I think it was that Southern-set noir with Denzel Washington ("Out of Time"), but I see that she''s a veteran of the "Children of the Corn" franchise as well."\
Well, she must have done pretty well in the "casting" process for that film, #34, because she also played Denzel''s baby mama in TRAINING DAY.
There is a really great anecdote about Rock Hudson using the casting couch in the book The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson. Rock was sleeping with a high powered exec at Universal (I forget his name). He would give Rock blowjobs in his office on a regular basis. Anyway, Rock was seriously injured just before he was scheduled to begin shooting Magnificent Obsession. He was about to be fired from the production, but his "guardian angel" stepped in and made them keep Rock.
According to Keram MS, Mark Salling on Glee. Probably other boys from Ryan Murphy shows as well.
One word: Toonces.
[quote]Any role that Sharon Stone ever got.\
I''d believe this one too. I mean look at her marriages.
Greg Berlanti is known for using the casting couch
Grace Kelly - Alfred Hitchcock
R47, you''re just being perverse. Hitch''s fantasies are not what we''re discussing here.\
Vera Hruba Ralston and Yvonne De Carlo, on the B and C end of things.
So did Grace Kelly actually sleep with any or her directors or any other important people(not actors)?
[quote]So did Grace Kelly actually sleep with any or her directors or any other important people%0D\
I believe there was some prince of minor importance and wealth.
"the authors stated that Burton "reportedly" succumbed to the advances of John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier when he was a young stage actor."\
I think you are confusing star fucking with fucking to get a role.
not to mention a count who liked to design dresses.
R51, that''s possible but the book about Burton and Taylor also includes an anecdote from Burton''s time in the RAF during the war-- Burton got in trouble for ''entertaining an officer'' in his room. The authors claim that Burton experienced a great deal of shame and guilt over his early same-sex experiences and that Elizabeth helped him come to terms with this by telling him "Get over it!" (You can practically hear Liz utter this line as she downs yet another Jack Daniels in one of her many caftans.)%0D\
It doesn''t appear that Burton engaged in the homosex after his early to mid-20s though. He defected to the other team to an extreme extent.
Both Robert Conrad and Rory Calhoun were up for the part of James West - Michael Garrison, who was as openly gay as you could be back then, was the producer/writer and slept with both of them, and decided Conrad was the better lay. Made Conrad''s career, ended Calhoun''s.
Pheww, thank God this thread is limited to naming actors and actresses and NOT actresses who are also singers, dancers, songwriters and entrepreneurs!!!!
Funny this should come up -- I followed the "Nuestra Belleza Latina" beauty contest on Telemundo last spring and thought it was kind of cheesy, and maybe kind of fixed. The absolute best part was towards the end, when the Dominican Republic candidates (who were both NY''ers) were dumped. Their mothers were interviewed, and wow were they two tough little mamas. %0D\
Well, Telemundo just started airing 1/2 hour teasers of "Diessa Coronado", a novela about sexual harassment in a beauty contest in Mexico. (It goes to one-hour eps this coming Monday evening.) In just the second episode the mother of one of the contestants is emerging as a key figures,letting a predatory judge know she''s on to him. %0D\
"Both Robert Conrad and Rory Calhoun were up for the part of James West - Michael Garrison, who was as openly gay as you could be back then, was the producer/writer and slept with both of them, and decided Conrad was the better lay. Made Conrad''s career, ended Calhoun''s."%0D\
Wow, never heard that. Btw, Rory was a client of the notorious Henry Willson, and probably put out for Henry, too%0D\
Someone''s probably said it already but:\
Gloria Stuart in Titanic.
R61, that wasn''t a casting couch, it was a casting hearse.
All of the original Charlie''s Angel''s and their replacements...
Tori(who never had to)
R63, seriously, speculation, or a joke?
Move over Oscar Wilde, Voltaire and Saul Bellow, r61 is nipping at your dead heels.%0D\
Sir John probably got more cock at 80 than most of you can dream of.
Susan Ward in ''The In Crowd.''
Obviously worked out brilliantly for her
The most serious blind item, rumor I ever read was about Keanu getting the part of Little Buddha. That rumor was everywhere.%0D\
Didn''t Maralyn Monroe say she had to such a lot of dick before she was accepted?
R67, yes, Marilyn definitely used the casting couch. When she signed a contract with 20th Century Fox she said something like, "That''s the last dick I''ll have to suck"
I''ll cut any bitch who mentions my name.
R68, she seriously said something like that?
Wilford Brimley for the Quaker Oats commercials.\
He reportedly said after signing the contract, "That''s the last time I have to open my bunghole to a stranger."
As revealed in Brownwing's book, it was not just aspiring actresses who were subjected to humiliating ordeals in order to secure advancement. "Whilst it is quite well-known that the young Clarke Gable engaged in oral sex with fellow MGM player William Haines in order to establish himself at the studio, less well known are legendary hard man John Wayne's use of casting sessions to seduce up and coming young male contract players," claims Brownwing. "During the 1940s the outwardly conservative and heterosexual Wayne would regularly attend screen tests with director John Ford, in order to size up potential conquests. He'd get Ford to order the young hopefuls to take off their shirts and enact scenes which required them to lift heavy objects or bend over a lot." When he'd picked out his likely targets, Wayne would arrange for Ford to call them back to the studio - usually late at night - for a bogus final screen test. Instead of the director and a camera crew, the bewildered young actors would find themselves alone in an otherwise deserted studio with an amourous Wayne, who would typically be clad only in a Stetson and a pair of pearl handled Colt .45s holstered on his gunbelt. This seduction technique proved surprisingly successful for 'The Duke' - his conquests allegedly included Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea and Montgomery Clift, with whom he had a torrid affair during the making of Red River in 1948. Two other male stars to suffer unwanted attention were Rock Hudson and James Dean. "Elizabeth Taylor reportedly came on to them very strongly during the making of Giant, so they put out the rumour that they were both gay," says Brownwing. "This proved so successful that Hudson kept up the gay pretence for years in order to ward off the attentions of notorious female sexual predators like Doris Day. He even hired male models to pose as his boyfriends." So few people were aware of the truth that even a hooker who had slept with Rock tried to sell a story to the press claiming that she was so hot she'd turned Rock Hudson straight! Luckily, nobody believed her.%0D
The quote in r74 sounds like bullshit; for one thing, Randolph Scott had to be the same age as John Wayne, and had a career before John Wayne did.
Lucille Bremer at MGM. Ann Miller once referred to her as "Arthur Freed''s pussy".%0D\
Gene Kelly fucked Larry Hart to win PAL JOEY on Broadway.
r54, I knew when I saw Wild, Wild West that someone gay had to be in Robert Conrad''s career! That man is hawt!
r67 - Do you remember what the blind item was? ie. was it Reeves & Bertolucci?
"Gene Kelly fucked Larry Hart to win PAL JOEY on Broadway."%0D\
Weren''t there rumors that Larry Hart also fucked Van Johnson?%0D\
Was Larry Hart a top or bottom or versatile?
That Marilyn quote is a rumored one.
Wasn''t Jon Voight''s entire film career determined by his performance "on the casting couch?"
R2, Hayden for Life as a House as well.\
The producer on that film wanted him BAD.
Ashley Judd owes Sherry Lansing her movie "career."
I believe all of Keanu''s early roles, from when he lived in Canada, were gotten on the casting couch. Little Buddha was easy for him. He had to date Sophia Coppola before he got a part in Bram Stoker''s Dracula.
Rebel Without A Cause
I was just thinking about Janmes Dean for this thread, R91, but I never heard anything about him sleeping with people for movie parts.
""Gene Kelly fucked Larry Hart to win PAL JOEY on Broadway."%0D\
Weren''t there rumors that Larry Hart also fucked Van Johnson?"%0D\
And also rumors of Larry with Desi Arnaz as well. %0D
I have a question about actors cast based on couch performance.\
As an example:\
Say it is true that Hayden Christensen got the role in ''Life as a House'' in that manner. How do actors like Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas feel about having to work with an actor that was not cast for acting ability but fuckability?
"I wanted Taylor [Lautner] to do it, I really did," Singer stated. "He''s doing a movie in Pittsburgh called Abduction and then he''s got the next Twilight movie. We talked about it a lot, he is a friend, and I really wanted to make it work. It just doesn''t look like it''s possible to do it."-Bryan Singer %0D\
Bryan Singer and Taylor Lautner are best pals.%0D\
Any truth to the rumors that Gerard Butler''s audition for "The Phantom of the Opera" involved Joel Schumacher''s casting couch. I know Joel''s reputation...
Tom Cruise and Kevin Zegers %0D\
Tom Cruise and Christopher Egan %0D\
Tom Cruise and Anthony Mackie %0D\
for Impossible IV
There have been rumors that Nicolas Ray was bi-sexual and had an affair with Natalie Wood. I really don''t know how he kept his hands of Sal Minio.
"We talked about it a lot, he is a friend, and I really wanted to make it work. It just doesn''t look like it''s possible to do it"%0D\
So Bryan is still "befriending" cute guys young enough to be his sons?
You don''t win a role on the casting couch, you earn it. Literally.
Richard Carlson got the Thomas Jefferson role in "The Howards of Virginia" via the casting couch.
103, details please! Richard Carlson was really cute when he was young.
Brad Pitt lived with soap writer Thom Racina for 2 years...
"So Bryan is still "befriending" cute guys young enough to be his sons?"\
And somewhere David Geffen is pitching a hissy-fit.
#106, at first I assumed that David Geffen is badmouthing Taylor Lautner because he refused to date or put out for Geffen and that''s how the rumor started of Taylor being at one of Singer''s party. But with Singer claiming he''s friends with Taylor and they talk to each other by phone every day makes me wonder.
X-Men Director Bryan Singer and Taylor Lautner Dating? %0D\
"Sources tell us that Bryan Singer took new IT muscle boy Taylor "Gaylor" Lautner to the Super Bowl game last month "for business." Just recently, Gaylor was seen driving Bryan''s Lamborghini around town looking pretty damn good. We all know Bryan lives a rather active and public gay lifestyle and hides from paparazzi. Rumors of Taylor''s sexuality only get gayer so could the two possibly be dating......"%0D\
I would estimate that 80-85% of all ''famous'' roles were a result of bedding the producer or director.\
And I should know!
Glenn Beck as a talking head.
R49: Quoting from David Slavitt''s book "George Sanders, Zsa Zsa, and Me":\
"...I read that Prince Rainier had thought about marrying her (Monroe) before he settled on Grace Kelly. And what I''d heard about Grace Kelly is that she''d been known to fuck a headwaiter to get a good table."
R64, do you actually think they were chosen for their acting ability?
R49 here. Thanks r111. Good info.
Bryan/Brad Renfro > Bryan/Taylor Lautner
R112, I was also r64. I thought that perhaps they were chosen for their sex appeal and/or their personalities, not their acting.
R95, how do you think Kristin Scott Thomas started her career, or even Kline for that matter?
If many of these actors have used the casting couch, it wouldn''t surprises me given how fake, pathetic, and shallow most of them are. Most of these celebrities that people idolize are pathetic and needy people in need of superficial validation.\
And largely untalented, for that matter.
"Brad Pitt lived with soap writer Thom Racina for 2 years..."%0D\
If true, I don''t think the Singer / Lautner thing is a casting couch session since there are no official plans (yet) for them to work together, right?
Yes, Brad Pitt was his "houseboy" for 2 year..%0D\
Here''s his website were he talked about it..%0D\
''Lucky'', the cat on ALF. And he won the role on a cat bed, not a casting couch.
Prove ONE WORD of this crap you people are posting. Youre just throwing out names, and you have no evidence whatsoever to back it up.
r95, Hayden actually did a pretty nice job in Life as a House, so I'm sure the other actors were fine with him winning the role. Not sure if that instance was a casting couch, but I'm inclined to believe Star Wars was. Then again, the writing & directing for those prequels was so bad, even A-list hotties at the time would have struggled in that role.
Gee, r123. You bump a thread that's been dead for nearly two years just to say it's all a pack of lies? Why not let it stay dead?
You're too obvious, dear.
If you watch Life As House DVD extras you will find that both Kristen and Kevin were impressed by Hayden's talent at such young age, 19 I recall. They admitted that they were not as good at that age. Anyway Hayden already finished Star Wars, Attached of the Clones by the time he started his role in Life as a House.
George Lucas does not appear gay to me. Asexual weirdo, yes. Gay, no.
So is Thor going on this list or not?
Hayden was good in Shattered Glass too. I think he can't do all roles, but is more reduced to certain parts if he choose more wisely it wouldn't be so noticable. Star Wars films made very good actors look bad except for Harrison Ford.
P. Allen Smith won his TV gigs on the iron loveseat in a garden.
Hayden in Shattered Glass was the only thing he was ever good in. And he wasn't that great. He was simply OK. You could probably find many actors who could have done a better job. The problem is that Hayden can't really do anything other than play himself. Some actors can get away with that if they are entertaining and charming on screen (George Clooney) and the public likes their persona. Hayden is like watching paint dry. No charisma.
Robert Pattinson seems to be this decade's Hayden. I wonder if their fates will be the same. They are both deadly boring to watch.
Saw a Twit-light film. Pattinson, sensitive student, recited some Shakespeare. Owww.
I am so jealous of anyone who hooked up with Gene Kelly and Robert Conrad in their prime!
R131 speak for youself re charisma. Hayden was really good in Life as a House. He got a Globe nomination for his role.
OOOH, a Globe!
[R67] [R68] As I posted on another thread, women in Hollywood who had low-paying contracts, such as Marilyn's was, were expected to entertain gentleman callers. An actress from MGM that I knew, very beautiful, knew this and wouldn't take a contract until she was signed at $1250/week.
I'm interested in who runs Universal now? How did the first time director Rinsch, get to direct the most expensive Universal film of the year, 47 Ronin?
I do believe Lucas is gay and it's pretty weird that NO ONE ever mentions it.
I don't think Lucas is gay, he's just into black chicks. He's always up in Janet's grill...
[quote]James Van Der Beek, getting Dawsons Creek.
Not his fault, he thought he was auditioning for "Dawson's Crack"
[quote]Do you think Ryan enjoyed it
No, Ryan said, Merv would put on a g-string and dance around. His mounds o' heaping flesh would cascasde over the string and make him appear naked.
He'd be passing gas and be like, "Don't worry baby, it's natural."
Joyce DeWitt was having an affair with Tex Ritter, that's how she knew John Ritter.
I always wondered, what guarantee do these actors have that they're gonna get the role after they sleep with the person? I mean can't they just get screwed over after already doing the deed?
I just don't see Janet and Lucas. Sandy Gallin managed Michael for awhile, did he ever manage Janet?
Actually Roger Davies managed Janet for years, but in that photo on the left Lucas and Janet are at the 2001 Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Keanu slept with Hampton or Frears to get his part in Dangerous Liaisons. When Keanu was young he probably used the casting couch to get all his roles, except for Bill & Ted.
I imagine a blow job in the office, then a contract. It would be known by the actor's rep exactly what is expected for the duration.
Some directors, like Michael Bay, won't hire leads unless they will put out for the length of the shoot, at least.
Actors, especially women, will be blackballed if they don't play along. There might be incentives in the deal, too.
A lot of contracts are multi-picture studio deals; I can only imagine what the expectation is there.
Is Michael Bay bi?
Does marring the writer count?
Thought outwardly a goody-goody Catholic girl, June Haver fucked her way up the Fox ladder.
She went from a wordless bit-part in THE GANG'S ALL HERE in 1943 to starring in Technicolor musicals the following year.
She fucked Zanuck and producer George Jessel who cast her in THE DOLLY SISTERS opposite Betty Grable.
Grable couldn't stand Haver and used to say of her that she had "a Bible in one hand and a fistful of condoms in the other."
r148, I meant female leads in his case.
Although, I did hear that *allegedly* Bay was championed by Bruckheimer after he had a few private meetings with him to 'discuss his reel'.
Don Simpson, Bruckheimer's producing partner, hated Bay.
Bay is straight R148.
[quote]probably said it already but: Gloria Stuart in Titanic.
That's hysterical R59. I'll bet you also post the clever Helen Lawson and M messages, too.
Any woman with an even vaguely fuckable vagina cast in an Oliver Stone film.
Does it count as a casting couch if they're hookers at the time? (Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kim Basinger, Denise Richards, Halle Berry, etc.)
Talk about anyone you want but you bitches had better not mention my days as MGM's blowjob queen.
Nancy Davis Reagan
R154, details on Pfeiffer and Berry, please.
I always thought they were too pretty to need to do that.
Thanks for the image of Stone fucking anyone. Gross, creepy man. Oh, and I also thought Stone was on the DL closeted Hollywood list.
How often is the casting couch used today? I can see B- and C-listers using it to climb the ladder, but is the lead role in a multi-million dollar movie going to go to whoever puts out?
R147 sort of answered the question, but I really can't see something as important as the lead role being determined by the casting couch, when so much money is at stake. But maybe I'm just naive.
Berry was "kept" by a succession of rich and/or famous men in her early years in Hollywood. The list included Kevin Costner at some point so clearly the girl has suffered enough. (Yeah, I know she's a crazy bitch but still, Costner? Ew.)
Pfeiffer was a working girl in L.A. in her early days. She was definitely a high priced call girl, not a streetwalker. I think she worked for Madame Alex, this was pre-Heidi Fleiss.
I'm not judging - a girl's got to make a living and an actress needs time to audition.
Some very lucky and/or orally talented working girls marry very well.
Mrs. Candy Spelling
Thank you, r157.
I'm not judging either.
I just thought Berry and Pfeiffer had modeling careers before Hollywood. I realize that sounds cliche, but I think they were pretty enough to support themselves.
Don't know if it 'won' him the role, but Keanu was also supposed to have played nice with Branagh for one of the latter's Shakespeare efforts.
On 'Julius Caesar' Brando was so respectful of Gielgud's verse-speaking technique that he asked him for tutorials. In return, Gielgud was allowed to show Brando further oral skills.
Vice Presidential Nominee.
Keanu was extremely good looking and he was wise enough to use what he was born with. Seems like a wise move.
you people are pathetic.. passing around rumours with no proof. Are youre lives that bad, this is all you have to do?
Mickey Mouse was fucking goofy.
Gillian Anderson, Dana Scully (Jodie Foster fucked her, Randy Stone pushed her to Fox)
R46, I'd fuck Greg Berlanti whether he gave me a job or not.
Judging from these posts, it seems that there were many, many times that John Gielgud did Feilgud!
(#42, page 3)That producer could be Ross Hunter of Universal International studio. He used to be photographed escorting actresses to premiere's, etc! But he always seemed to be gay just the same.
Did see Rock Hudson in person. Seemed shy.
I happen to know of one, but I feel bad saying who. :/
It's a woman, though, mostly TV...and not everyone knows about her (yet?).
I've feel like George Lukas is gay.
R168, they're waiting for you over at iVillage.
Also, I appreciate the DL's discretion in not mentioning me in this thread.
I've got your back, Jason.
Any one know how Bette Midler got her 10 picture deal with Disney in the 80's?
Isn't iVillage where you go to watch homemade instructional videos or something? I remember hearing about it in 1996 or so.
R172 At the time Disney was known for paying down-on-their luck actors almost nothing to star in their live action movies. She probably was paid slightly over scale with minimal bumps on each successive picture.
There's a rumor that John C. Holmes fucked his way to stardom and got several of his roles through sex.
A DL original: some hot guy got fucked by Chris Colfer for a role in his movie.
I know that Merv Griffin got his share of casting couch action. He got outed in it when the Dance Fever man tried to blackmail him.
Overall, the process (today...I know it was different "back then") seems kind of like joining a cult or exclusive social club. If one doesn't have a family legacy or a marketing factor that is noticed right away, one devises a scheme for "faking it 'til you make it." You take acting classes, get some form of agent, audition, and go to venues where cool executives and celebrities go, and look like you know what you're doing, having perfected your flattery and succinct raison d'etre. You say yes, in tailored ways, to everything anyone important says. This is basic networking, and also the best acting that anyone will ever do- in any profession.
If you're VERY good at all of this, you will eventually make "friends with leads" or even attract people with power (or their friends) and fuck some of them casually, or get fucked up with them. Not necessarily on a couch, however. More like in a private home, etc. When done smartly, one might find themselves accepted as part of the group from this interesting journey. A lot of them are probably proud of it, or have convinced themselves that they are.
[quote]Berry was "kept" by a succession of rich and/or famous men in her early years in Hollywood. The list included Kevin Costner at some point so clearly the girl has suffered enough. (Yeah, I know she's a crazy bitch but still, Costner? Ew.)
I don't believe this about Costner. In the early 90's he was a lot younger and pretty hot. I wouldn't have minded being kept by him then.
The hotness wasn't the problem back then, it was more the "Costnerness" that was/is so gross.
Also, whether or not some random civilian would or would not have minded being a whore isn't relevant.
How do you know this, r178. Or, rather, would you mind telling us more?
Bebe Neuwirth dipped her tongue in Whoopi's pie for her role in the dreadful The Associate.
OMG! Bette Midle, I love her! Any juicy gossip about her? How slutty is she? Any personal accounts?
Costner was completely gorgeous when he was young. Are some of you SOOOO stupid that you don't know tht you don't stay 21 for ever...unless you die? But if you want to die at 21, I'm fine with it.
Any movie with Jenifer Maniston, Catherine Zero Jones or Leonardo DiCrapio
For those who didn't notice, r74's post camefrom a satire website. The quoted book doesn't exist, and its purported author, Kevin Brownwing, is obviously a parody of noted film historian Kevin Brownlow.
This isn't a famous role but I would guess Keanu Reeves in Prince of Pennsylvania. He had the lead and Ron Nyswaner, a talented script writer(Philipelphia) and director of the film probably fell like a ton of bricks for Keanu.
I believe Keanu also won Little Buddha and his part in Dangerous Liaisons...won through expert use of the casting couch.
Based on gossip I've read over the years...
Natalie Portman for Garden State
Uma slept with Quentin for her role in Pulp Fiction
Jake Gyllenhaal serviced the big producer for Disney's Prince of Persia, many times
Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love
Gretchen Mol and Harvey Weinstein (everyone knows this one)
Heather Graham in Boogie Nights
Blake Lively for every role ever
R181: Because the person I know who did it, did it that way. And then there are others in the same circle whom I highly suspect did the same. I'm sure there are multiple ways, but seriously- it's probably not as "formal" an event as some of these posters are making it sound like. Not anymore, at least, if it ever was.
Howard Hughes would bang all potential starlets before issuing a contract..he wanted to know that they were good performers between the sheets as well as in front of the camera.
Interesting R188 about Natalie Portman - who is she alleged to have slept with? Zach Braff?
If Jake really slept with the producer of Prince of Persia, what a stupid move - the film tanked his career.
He would have slept with Kevin even if he didn't get the part. James likes being passed around and yes his wife knows.
This reminds me of the angelfire sites that said out loud that The Beek was sleeping with the guy who played his father on the show and he was fired.
I remember hearing about that. The rumor never went away, did it?
Gabby Hayes gave so many rim jobs in the 40s and 50s his beard looked like a chocolate eclair. Seriously. He'd do this is restaurants, in broad daylight! Completely scandalous! No one ever talked about it either because he was so full of syphilis he was constantly oozing and popping. He always be staring at you with blood-shot eyes, daring you to say a word about the endless public rim jobs. The eating and licking and slorping. The endless orgy of gorging and worping. It was nauseating yet hypnotic.
Kristen Stewart and Rupert maybe?, they weren't caught in flagrante but it was close, ps a lot of the names bandied about here appear to be wishful thinking more than anything else
Natalie Wood fucked her way into [italic]Rebel Without a Cause[/italic].
R178/R189 is right. It is so obvious things are done this way.
From having been part of much less powerful groups, but nonethelss groups with "access", I can vouch this is the way things are done. And it takes a certain talent. Either you're in it already (from family connections, usually. Blood is thicker than water), or you're very pretty and ready to put out, or you're EXTREMELY talented, in any capacity.
A few years back I read a book about Somerset Maugham. When it came time to film The Razor's Edge, the producer was reluctant to cast Anne Baxter because he felt she did not have the required sex appeal, referring to her as a "cold potato" A colleague set him straight and told him she was anything but cold and how he would know. So while it was not a casting couch in the typical sense, there is no question she earned that role for the work she did on her back and/or knees.
As a young hoofer, Jimmy Cagney reportedly bent over for Jed Harris -- got humiliated, but no part.
Charlize Theron 4 Weinstein Movies + 2 Woody Allen Movies . And she was a It Girl in the Late 90s.
And from a Nobody who had to learn English and got acting lessons plus a Greencard to this in under 5 Years. impossible whitout any favors!
Charlize has mentioned the casting couch before.
She basically implied she has fucked the right people for roles. I think I saw this in an interview (video) but I can't remember where I saw it, or how long ago.
Scarlett Johannson's part
[R74] That's hilarious
Pia Zadora, duh.
And before he got his acting career started, I wonder who Marky Mark had to bottom for to become an underwear model?
Grace Kelly never went near a casting couch.
Shirley Jones/Richard Rodgers is pretty much established fact. (As with Diahann Carroll and Jan Clayton.)
Marilyn Monroe/Zanuck is common knowledge.
No one on this thread knows- that's for sure.
[quote]No one on this thread knows- that's for sure.
I don't if they're still here, but DL did once have some well-informed Hollywood insiders.
Actually, R209, a lot of the posts in this thread are absolutely true.
Yeah even James Franco's TV movie about James Dean made of point of showing that he slept with producers to help his career.
Tom Arnold slept with Roseanne.
Disney had a casting couch until Kevin Corcoran jumped on it and broke it.
Jake must've capitulated for Prince of Persia. Denis Villeneuve said he doesn't know all the details but it "wasn't nice".
what about Jennifer Lawrence ?
Bette Midler was asked in an interview about the Hollywood casting couch and whether it exists. She said, "I don't know, but if it does exist, no one ever asked me to get on it."
Charlize knew English when she moved to Hollywood, get your facts straight.
Mariel Hemingway /Star 80.
Bernardo Bertolucci's film "Little Bhudda" (1993), there were rumors about Keanu Reeves winning the role on the casting couch. I found it easy to believe the rumors because he was so incredibly fucking unsuited to play an Indian man or a spiritual leader, and there were rumors all right.
I must admit Keanu wasn't 100% awful in the role, towards the end there was a long sequence where he sat quietly under a tree and looked spiritual, as the drama roiled around him. As long as he sat still and didn't talk, he was okay.
You DO know Keanu is part Asian, don't you, r223? He was fine in Litttle Buddha. I enjoyed that movie a lot.
Yeah part Asian...not from India. BB had already hired Naveen but then he watched Idaho and had to have Keanu. Keanu did his thing and won the role. Bertolucci told most of that story on Jay Leno. The thing was, Keanu could not do a lot of press, his drug problems had been alluded to in the press.
the ENTIRE cast of Glee
What about the cast of High School Musical?
Taron Egerton for Kinsgman, perhaps?
Who the fuck ever heard of Taron Egerton?
Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple.
Gabby Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.
Melissa McCarthy, Tammy.
Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect 2(yes 2).
Jonah Hill, Grandma's Boy.
Um...were we talking about the casting couch?
Gabby Hayes for My Pal Trigger. Hung like a horse.
Lillian Gish, The Whales of August
R230, Are you serious? None of those are "sex pots;" they're character actors.
R203, What made "The Whale" go for Charlize Theron?