Bruno Kirby

  1. Bob Hoskins, Super Mario Brothers, 1992.    Kirby, Danny DeVito and Cheech Marin steered clear of  the videogame’s Brooklyn plumber Mario Mario. Hoskins, among others, had been attracted by the by the script from fellow Brits Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais but Disney changed all that. “The whole experience was a nightmare. It had a husband-and-wife team directing (Max Headroom’sAnnabel Jankel and Rocky Morton) whose arrogance had been mistaken for talent. After so many weeks, their own agent told them to get off the set!”
  2. Richard Dreyfuss, James and the Giant Peach, 1996.    Tested by Henry Selick  to voice-over a Brooklynese centipede in the Roald Dahl kids’ fantasty. “But Richard has just finished a movie for Disney that really knocked them out.”


 Birth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  2