Prison Break is a TV show about a structural engineer who deliberately gets himself sent to prison so that he can save his estranged brother before he’s executed for a crime he didn’t commit. Or at least it was until it went completely batshit insane. Before that though it was filmed largely on location in an actual prison that much of the cast didn’t like because they thought it was full of crime ghosts.
A notable blemish on the otherwise stellar resume of actor Gary Oldman is the role of Rolfe Bedalia in the film, Tiptoes. Something we say because Oldman was inexplicably cast as a dwarf when future Emmy award winning actor Peter Dinklage was like, right there on set with him the entire time. A casting choice Dinklage was actually kind of okay with because it meant he got to act alongside, big dick Gary Fucking Oldman.
Christian Bale is a fucking fantastic actor who has been widely lauded by critics for the heroic amount of effort he puts into playing near enough every character he’s ever portrayed. Something that ironically resulted in the cast and crew of American Psycho assuming that Bale was a bad actor because they didn’t realise he spent the entirety of production in character as a sociopathic serial killer. A level of commitment that saw the director of the film openly compare him to a robot.
One of the most well known running gags on the American version of The Office is that series mainstay, Jim Halpert, is a smarmy piece of shit who loves playing elaborate pranks on his office-mates. The latter being a quirk seemingly shared by actor John Krasinski who, partly due to the influence of George Clooney, had to wear a shit wig for the entirety of season 3 of the show.
Captain Jack Sparrow is groggy, flamboyant heart of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and over he course of series he’s become one of the most memorable characters in Disney’s pantheon. Weird then that Disney executives initially hated the character because they couldn’t tell if he was drunk or gay. The answer to which according to Johnny Depp is, yes.