The actor who played Glen Coco in Mean Girls wasn’t at the set to play the role, but only to get free food served at the set.
Luca Brasi in the Godfather was played by an actor who was initially hired as a bodyguard for the mafia in real. The director Coppola observed him and hired him for the role. He carried with him the experience of wrestling and had the nerves to try and make mistakes.
The actor who played Winston Zeddmore in Ghostbusters auditioned for the same role two years later in the same series. But the selectors thought he sounded different from Winston in the movie and didn’t give him the part.
Judy Garland from Wizard of Oz was made to starve and made to smoke cigarettes daily for her role in the movie. Even worse, she was disliked by most of the movie crew and had only one friend, Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch) at the set.
David Prowse stopped learning and reciting his lines for the role of Darth Vader after he realised his voice would be dubbed. He would often speak gibberish and make it difficult for his co-actors to respond as if he spoke meaningfully.
The actor behind the role of Otho in Beetlejuice (Glen Shadix) was gay and was given electrical shock treatment to change his orientation. After this, he tried to commit suicide and remained in coma for 3 days. His parents changed their mind after this and accepted him.
The dog, Eddie from the famous TV show Frasier was the most popular actor and also received the highest number of fan mails.
George Reeves who played Superman in the 1950s was often tested by fans for how invincible he was. A fan once pulled a pistol out. George was able to take the gun from him by telling him that bullets would bounce off and someone else might get hurt.
The actor who played the role of Stifler (Sean Scott) in American Pie was extremely nervous around women in real life. He never had a girlfriend until he was 30 years old.
The guy who played Charlie in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory never publicly declared that he is the actor. Even his wife never knew about his role in the film. He carried on his career as a vet instead.