Ben Stiller has expressed regret at ruining an audition for a 1990s movie role.
The actor and director rose to fame in the late 1980s after securing a role Saturday night livewhich led to his own series in 1992. Two years later he made his feature film debut in reality biteswhich he also directed, and later directed Jim Carrey Film The cable guy (1996).
While his other 1990s credits include Flirting with disaster and There’s something about Marythere’s one more film that Stiller almost wanted to add to this list: a 1992 comedy My cousin Vinny.
Speaking during a question and answer panel for a TV show severance paywhich he is directing, Stiller revealed he auditioned for the film, presumably for the role that went to Ralph Macchio.
However, according to Stiller, he “refueled”.
Film journalist Will Mavity, report from the Q&A, shared Stiller’s admission on Twitterquotes him as saying, “I did my audition for My cousin Vinny. That haunts me to this day.”
Marisa Tomei won an Oscar for her role as Mona Lisa Vito, the fiancee of Joe Pesci’s offbeat attorney Vinny, in the acclaimed Jonathan Lynn film.
Stiller had a small role in Steven Spielberg’s 1987 war drama Empire of the Sunand recently explained why the filmmaker was forced to condemn him on set in what the Zoolander star described as “the most embarrassing thing ever”.
Apple TV+ series severance paywhich stars Adam Scott, will return in 2023 for a second season. It’s Stiller’s first TV project since Escape at Dannemora.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/ben-stiller-movies-severance-my-cousin-vinny-b2143612.html Ben Stiller names the film he lost in the 1990s that still “haunts” him today.