Sebastian Stan

  1. James Franco, 127 Hours, 2009.     The Romanian-born actor was on Irish director Danny Boyle’s list – with Shia LaBeouf and Cillian Murphy – for Aron Ralston, an arrrogant US climber who had to saw off his own arm when trapped in a Utah mountain for the titular five-and-a-bit days in 2003.
  2. Chris Evans, Captain America: The First Avenger, 2010.  The first screen version of the WWII propaganda comicbook hero  – Defender of the Defenceless – since Republic’s 1944 serial (with Dick Purcell), two 1979  tele-quickies (Rep Brown) and the 1989 movie (Matt Salinger, son of the monumental JD, no less). A 1981 Universal plan for Jeff Bridges never flew. Nor did Cannon’s 1984 take which UK director Michael Winner never got around to casting (well, not out loud).Also missing the 2010 nine-picture deal for Cap Am sequels, Avengersmovies and cross-overs were… Jensen Ackles, Wilson Bethel, Michael Cassidy, Dane Cook, Chace Crawford, Garrett Hedlund, Kellan Lutz, Ryan Phillippe, Scott Porter, Alexander Skarsgård, Will Smith,  Sebastian Stan (who became Bucky  Barnes aka The Winter Soldier), Channing Tatum (in last three), Mike Vogel, Sam Worthington.  Plus two of the Jonas brothers  band (Joe and Kevin), three of the TV-Marvelverse: Wilson Bethel (Daredevil), Chad Michael Murray (Agent Carter), Derek Theler (New Warriors).  And John Krasinski. This is stupid,” he yelled during his costumed test,“I’m not Captain America!” And he wasn’t.  But he was Amazon’s TV’s surprise Jack Ryan  in 2018.   
  3. Pablo Schreiber, The Brink,TV, 2015.   Stan auditioned as Zeke Tilson, in HBO’s “brutal satire” (said one web critic etienne-71045)about the US (Tim Robbins, Jack Black, Schreiber, etc) trying to stop WWIII.  Alas, HBO never deliver its promised second season.
  4. Kieran Culkin, No Sudden Move, 2020.    Another bunch of thieves  from director Steven Soderberg.  Not any Ocean’s 14, although George Clooney was originally on board… until the Covid-19 pandemic messed up schedules. “A bummer because it’s a great part. It really looked like fun.” Soderberg also lost Stan, Josh Brolin, Nicolas Cage, Cedric The Entertainer,  John Cena  for the same reason.  He still had two of Danny Ocean’s gang: Don Cheadle and Matt Damon.



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