Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Ben Stiller in Encino Man

The 1992 movie Encino Man could have been a lot different. Ben Stiller was in the lead to get the role of the caveman, and made this screen test. So why didn't Stiller get the role? The filmmakers started to explain that Stiller didn't appear in the movie because of a scheduling conflict, but then went all in on how they just really wanted Brendan Fraser after seeing his screen test. Pauly Shore found this sequence in his archives just a few days ago and decided to let us all in on what might have been. (via Cracked)


xoxoxoBruce said...

Is the public aware of who tries out for these roles beyond Hollywood scuttlebutt?

Miss Cellania said...

Not unless someone tells us.