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Look like John Goodman? The Coens have a job for you

Posted by: Tim Campbell under Casting news, Celebrities, Movies Updated: March 22, 2012 - 5:51 PM

John Goodman in the Coen brothers' "The Big Lebowski."

John Goodman in the Coen brothers' "The Big Lebowski."

Ever wondered what size pants John Goodman wears? Here's hoping you haven't, but just in case, that capacious bit of trivia --  56-inch waist  -- just crossed our desk in a press release about the latest production by Joel and Ethan Coen.

"Inside Llewyn Davis" started shooting in New York in February. Inspired by the autobiography of folk-music great Dave Van Ronk, it stars Oscar Isaac (pictured at right, as the ex-con-next-door in Ryan Gosling's "Drive") as a fictional '60s folkie.

Apparently the Coens are sending a second-unit crew to Minnesota to shoot "on the road" footage for the film this week. Coens regular Goodman plays a jazz musician who takes a road trip with the folkie, and a character called Johnny Five (played by Minnesota native Garrett Hedlund, below left) serves as their driver.

Anyway, the production is looking for three people to stand in as photo doubles for Goodman, Isaac and Hedlund. If you've been working on your Walter Sobchak impersonation for an upcoming Lebowski Fest, this could be your big break.

 

 

 

Here's the release:

Coen Brothers film, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (2nd unit) seeks PHOTO DOUBLES in MN. Should be available Sat, 3/24, Sun, 3/25, &/or Mon, 3/26. Submission instructions below (deadline: ASAP! FILMING THIS WEEKEND).:

-- ROLAND TURNER (John Goodman): SALT & PEPPER GOATEE/MOUSTACHE! 6'1'', 275-300lbs (Jacket-57. Pants-56 waist. Shirt-20/35).
- LLEWYN DAVIS (Oscar Isaac): Dark brown thick to black hair, longer on top/shorter in back, TRIM BEARD/MOUSTACHE, some facial hair. 5'8", 165-170lbs (Jacket-40R. Pants-34/32. Shirt-15.5/32).
- JOHNNY FIVE (Garrett Hedlund): Dark blonde/light brown hair. TRIM MOUSTACHE/SLIGHT GOTEE, some FACIAL HAIR, incl sideburns. Ht- 6'2", 178lbs (Jacket-41L. Pants-33/33). * MUST BE COMFORTABLE DRIVING W/O EYEGLASSES (may wear
contacts) & have valid drivers license.

There is PAY.

Men w/longer hair & facial hair/beard welcome to submit! Must be willing to cut/trim, as appropriate (to match our actors/reference
photos).

To submit: Send email to Debbie DeLisi, casting director, at ildextras@gmail.com. In subject line put: "MN PD / character name - Your first & last name."

Body of text must include: Your name, contact info, hair color, ht/wt, sizes/measurements. Also, measure your torso (while sitting on a flat surface, measure from surface to top of head, along backside. You must confirm you're willing to shave or trim hair/facial hair, as needed. Note if you are union (indicate which) or non-union & available all three days. You must include two CURRENT photos (as of TODAY!), one face & one full length. Do NOT send headshots. Informal, quick snapshots are best!

* "Johnny 5" character submissions must confirm having valid drivers license/comfort level driving.

Please do not submit or inquire about other roles, as we are shooting in NYC & casting is complete. Inquires of this nature will automatically be deleted.

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