One actor that knows the ups and downs of the audition process is Jeff Daniels. He once thought thinking outside the box would score him major points with casting director Juliet Taylor, but as he told The New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l, it did quite the opposite.
The part was for a Diane Keaton movie. Daniels doesn’t mention which one but said, “I decided my character needed to be a young stud. So I bought cowboy boots and when I met Diane (Keaton), I put the cowboy boots on and placed them on Juliet Taylor’s desk and kind of sat there like I was really confident with my arms crossed. I didn’t get the part.”
Daniels’ has since gone on to win awards for his role in HBO’s The Newsroom, and 2 of this years Oscar nominated movies, The Martian and Steve Jobs.