Nick Cassavetes

  1. Tim Daly, Wings, TV, 1990-1997. Kevin Conroy, Bryan Cranston (nine years before the brilliant Breaking Bad. 2008-2013), Daniel Stern and the inevitable unknown, Boyd Gaines auditioned for Joe Montgomery Hackett, one of two brothers running a private airline out of Nantucket, surrounded by much wackiness –  so-called. (The series creator, David Angell, was killed on 9/11 when his plane was hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center). Actor-director Nick is the son of John Casavetes and Gena Rowlands.
  2. Gary Oldman, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992.    Director Francis Coppola decided to make the old legend “younger, very erotic, very romantic and very horrific.” Losing his favourites – Jeremy Irons, Daniel Day-Lewis – Francey looked at everyone else, mainly during auditions at his Napa Valley estate… Cassavetes, Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Nicolas Cage, Everett, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Hugh Grant, Ray Liotta, Kyle MacLachlan, Costas Mandylor, Viggo Mortensen, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Nouri (a long way from Flashdance), Adrian Pasdar, Jason Patric, Aiden Quinn, Keanu Reeves, Alan Rickman, Christian Slater and Sting.

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