John Krasinski


  1. Chris Evans, Captain America: The First Avenger, 2010.    His 2007 movie,  Leatherheads, was a veritable CapAm screentest and for awhile it looked as if Krasinski and his lover, Emily Blunt, would be the super-serumed hero and his girl, SHIELD agent Peggy (ex-Sharon) Carter. “This is stupid,” he yelled during his costume audition, “I’m not Captain America!” And he wasn’t!”  Nor were… Jensen Ackles, Wilson Bethel, Michael Cassidy, Dane Cook, Chace Crawford, Garrett Hedlund, Kellan Lutz, Ryan McPartlin, Chad Michael Murray, Johnny Pacar, Ryan Phillippe, Scott Porter, Alexander Skarsgård, Will Smith, Sebastian Stan (chosen for Bucky Barnes), Channing Tatum (in last three), Mike Vogel, Sam Worthington.  And the siblings Kevin and Nick of the Jonas Brothers band.  Krasinski  be came Amazon’s TV’s surprise Jack Ryan in 2018.

  2. Daniel Brühl, The Cloverfield, Paradox, 2016.  Krasinski was, as they say in talks with producer JJ Abrams. But also with  Paramount and Amazon to be the first tele-Jack Ryan.    As usual Greg Grunberg and Simon Pegg were in the JJ film. However, only as voices.

  3. Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy, 2013.    The Office was finally  closed (after  eight HBO years) and Krasinski joined the (crowded)  mix of of new Hollywood guys for Peter Quill/Star Lord.  All the prerequisites were there…   Seven TV finds (Krasinski, Pratt, Cam Gigandet, Jack Huston, James Marsden, Lee Pace, Aaron Paul),  three science fiction favourites (Jensen Ackles, Garrett Hedlund,  Michael Rosenbaum), a couple of  triples (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Logan Marshall-Green), two  hot Brits (Eddie Redmayne, Jim Sturgess),  two Aussies (Joel Edgerton, Sullivan Stapleton), two total  outsiders (Glenn Howerton, Chris Lowell).  And an ex-hottie on the comeback trail (Wes Bentley).Pratt was a surprising Disney choice given that in his last far-from-family-film, Movie 43 (“the Citizen Kane of awful” – Chicago Sun-Times), the tragically-named Pratt defecated on his (real) wife, Anna Faris, during sex.



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