Jason Flemyng

  1. Kelsey Grammer, X-Men: The Last Stand, 2005.   London’s Flemyng, 39,  and Keanu Reeves, 41, were possibles for the the blue behemoth before TV’s Frasier was so determined to play Hank McCoy/Beast that he auditioned for the first time in more than 20 years. And he had the most fun of his career. Not the same for UK director Matthew Vaughn (who OKed Grammer). He quit, feeling everything was being too rushed. “I had a vision for how it should be and I knew there was no way that could be.” Fox then hired him for X-Men: First Class, 2010, and the first thing he did was cast Flemyng as Azazel… tail and all. Plus eight weeks of sword training and a daily four hours of make-up. (The tail was CGI).

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