Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tom Selleck recounts CBS preventing the 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' role

The catch here is that Selleck never actually turned down the role. The mustache himself set the record straight on Letterman, laying the blame at the feet of CBS:
“They held the offer out about a month. And the more they held out the offer and talked to the network, the more the network said, ‘no…’
So I go to Hawaii to start Magnum, the actors go on strike, and I had given my deposit to a landlady and I couldn’t afford a security deposit. So I start working as a handy man, in Hawaii, with no job. And guess who comes to Hawaii to finish their movie? Raiders of the Lost Ark. So I could’ve done them both.”

Friday, August 10, 2012

David Hassellhoff auditioned for Indiana Jones

David Hasselhoff claims he was up for the big screen roles of Indiana Jones and Superman.
David Hasselhoff was considered for the role of Indiana Jones.
The former 'Baywatch' star claims he narrowly missed out on one of the most coveted parts in Hollywood history, but he isn't bitter that Harrison Ford got to play the daredevil archaeologist because he accepts that life has its ups and downs.
He said: ''I'm the guy who was up for everything: James Bond and Superman. I met with Spielberg for Indiana Jones.''
He added: ''I tell the kids that life isn't fair. Don't assume that somebody is really your friend or that you're going to do another year of 'Britain's Got Talent'. Once you assume that, s**t happens, it's really f***ing easy to move on.''
David, 60, has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, and was honoured when 'Baby' singer Justin Bieber said he wanted to wear a T-shirt with his name on it to an awards show.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Selleck as Indy makes 'Sack the Agent' List

Reality check - Don't blame the agent, blame the network since Selleck was held out of Indiana Jones due to his Magnum PI commitments. From comes an article "Sack the Agent"
A wise man once said that experience is a hard teacher; it tests you first and teaches you the lesson after. With that in mind, let’s hope that the agents to these actors and actresses have been studying hard. It time to reveal the top 10 shoulda, woulda, coulda’s in Hollywood history…
Mel Gibson as Gladiator, John Travolta as Forrest Gump...seems like a bunch of bad ideas in hindsight. So... at #4.
Tom Selleck: Indiana Jones. Tom Selleck was once given a choice: Magnum PI, or Indiana Jones. With both projects providing a scheduling clash, Selleck’s agent nobly said that Tom should honour his initial deal for Magnum PI, thus forgoing the chance to grab his fedora and whip (standard archaeology professor issued) and make one of the most successful franchises of all time. To add insult to injury, Magnum PI was later put on hold for 6 months due to a writer’s strike, meaning that Selleck could have been legging it from giant boulders after all. Still, at least he made An Innocent Man…