Stephen Dunham

  1. Brendan Fraser, The Mummy, 1998.   A surprise winner, particularly as it starred Fraser instead of…  Ben Affleck or Matt Damon (they’d just won their Goodwill Hunting script Oscar), Bruce Campbell (his first studio offer), Leonardo DiCaprio (keen buttied to The Beach), Matthew McConaughey, Chris O’Donnell, Brad Pitt, Kurt Russell, Sylvester Stallone and the star of the 2016 flop, Tom Cruise. Not as the titular Imhotep, of course, but the heroic Indiana…er… Rick O’Connell.  The inevitable unknown  candidate was Bostonian Dunham. He lost the top role but director Stephen Sommers created Henderson for his film debut. He died 14 years and 22 credits later of a heart attack at 48.

 Birth year: 1964Death year: 2012Other name: Casting Calls:  1