Monday, January 28, 2008
Check out: Notstarring.com
There's an interesting new website, notstarring.com, that's an imdb of casting almosts. The site is a database chronicling movies' casting and listing the actors/directors who were at one point considered or attached. You can browse by movie, actor, or year. It has a wikipedia-like way of adding entries: anyone can e-mail additions, and they are vetted and posted. I added the entries noted on the front page under new additions for CITIZEN KANE and TOOTSIE.
Currently the star with the most entries is Joan Crawford (49)— a notch over Audrey Hepburn (48); and the movie with the most entries is WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (41)— a notch over GONE WITH THE WIND (40). The oldest film on the site is 1926s THE TORRENT (Norma Shearer was originally slated for the Garbo role).
There is also a sister site that charts the early professions of celebrities (hardlyfamous.com).