Friday, February 12, 2010

Tantalizing Trivia: Saving Private Ryan

Steven Spielberg wanted an unknown actor to play the titular character of Private Ryan, someone with a wholesome all-American look. He cast an unknown actor named Matt Damon who fit his requirements for the character.

Damon went on to win an Oscar in 1997 for Good Will Hunting before Private Ryan came out, catapulting him to worldwide fame, and ruining Spielberg's intentions to have him be unknown.

Next time this happens, Spielberg, you know who to call.



2 comments:

C. M. Dobson said...

Hehe. Always cute when you guys work with your photos.

JRL said...

I never knew you served in the military.