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Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “Star Wars” (1977)

At the time George Lucas was holding auditions for his film, director Brian DePalma was also holding auditions for the horror film “Carrie”. A few actors who auditioned for one film, may have gotten a role in the other. There was a rumor, later disproved by actress Carrie Fisher, that Sissy Spacek was originally cast as Princess Leia, and Carrie Fisher as Carrie.

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A notable example is actor William Katt, who auditioned for the role of Luke Skywalker with Kurt Russell as Han Solo. Katt later got a role in “Carrie” as Tommy.

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Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: John Carpenter’s “The Thing” (1982)

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The Norwegian (identified as “Lars” in the 2011 prequel) hunting the alien assimilated dog in the beginning of the film says:
“Se til helvete og kom dere vekk. Det er ikke en bikkje, det er en slags ting! Det imiterer en bikkje, det er ikke virkelig! Kom dere vekk, idioter!”
In English:
“Get the hell outta there. That’s not a dog, it’s some sort of thing! It’s imitating a dog, it isn’t real! Get away, you idiots!”
In the 1982 film, he’s played by the film’s associate producer, Larry Franco.
In the 2011 prequel, he’s played by Norwegian actor Jørgen Langhelle.

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