Justin Long


  1. Keir O’Donnell, Wedding Crashers, 2004.  Vince Vaughn, one of the crashers,  recommended Long for Todd. Long thought he’d won after  an audition bsed on rhe Buffalo Bill serial killer
  2. Matthew Broderick, The Tale of Despereaux, 2007.     As toon directors switched from the French Sylvain Chomet to Sam Fell, Long fell out of voicing the titular mouse for his adventures (better drawn than written)with DustinHoffman’s rat… or indeed, Ratso.
  3. Tom Cruise, Knight and Day, 2009     As the tepid actioner went through nine writers over the years – from All New Enemies to Trouble Man to Wichita – buddies Gene Hackman and Long transmogrified into Cruise and Cameron Diaz. And still flopped. Final title was, literally, senseless.
  4. Ryan Potter, Big Hero 6, 2014.  “We didn’t set out to be superheroes. But sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned.”  What were they thinking? Obviously Jack Black, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Jason Lee, Justin Long, Patton Oswalt were way too old for voicing Hiro Hamada, a robotics prodigy of 14, in Disney’s first Marvel subject, winning  the best animation Oscar. It unfurls in 2023 (we all know that computer battery number, right?) in San Fransokyo (‘Frisco rebuilt by the Japanese after an earthquake) and deals with a super-troupe behind the titular collective name… that nobody ever uses.  Portland’s Potter, 19, continued in the Big Hero series and then voiced Keji Kon in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, 2020-2021.  
  5. Andy Bean, It Chapter Two, 2018.  Jack Black, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Jason Lee, Justin Long, Patton Oswalt were in the mix for the adult Stan Unis… in the 262nd of Stephen King’s staggering 3132 screen credits… and his second biggest hit! The first?  It, 2016, of course. (King Kameo: Pawnbroker).


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